Manly Trend: Colorful Socks

I'm not sure who this guy is but I know for certain it's not my brother-in-law. See, John, my sister's husband, is from Somerville, Massachusetts, just north of Boston. And no matter how hard I try to get him to embrace Manly Mondays, his consistent reaction is laughter. He's that rough and tumble kind of guy that you won't ever see buying a good face scrub or an Italian scarf, let alone a nice leather man bag. Sigh...

In my long mission to get him to embrace a bit of his metrosexual side, I've finally accepted the truth. He ain't having it. So now I'm left with a plea. John, if you're still tuned in, how about we do something solely for my entertainment? Wear one pair of stylish, colorful socks to work for one day... that's not so hard, is it? 

This is one of my favorite man trends we've seen quite a bit over the last year. Even if you have to wear a basic suit to work, there's nothing that says you have to keep it basic when it comes to your socks. And I love the subtlety of it, the surprise of it. A guy with stylish, colorful socks always brings a smile to my face...

These gentlemen sport great style from head to toe. And this is a good example of how socks can be an integral part of tying a whole look together. It wouldn't be the same with basic white or black.

The good news John is that this style can be really low key. You don't have to roll up your pants or announce it to your colleagues. It's just that perfectly surprising touch one may only notice when you take a seat, cross your legs. It says I care and I'm more fun than you thought. Plus, it's good to mix it up. Keeps you young...

Many of the socks featured here are from the fabulous men's shop, Stag in Austin. 

Yumminess. This is so manly, it hurts. Here's hoping John, and all the men in our lives, embrace the colorful sock. If only just for the fun of it...

**To offer words of encouragement to John, please leave a comment! 

 

Photos: GQ; mywedding.com; birchbox.com; golocalpro.com; Stag Austin; The Sartorialist; thesfstyleccom; daytondailynews.com; thetrendyphotographer.com; dapperlou.com; seducingwithstyle.com; GQ     Content: Sweet Peach