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August 18, 2016

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The Art of Showing Sock

Gosling does it right! There is a very fine line, when wearing suits especially, to showing off too much sock (i.e. your trousers are too short) and not showing enough. I, myself, have battled with getting the perfect trouser length on every pair of trousers/jeans/pants that I own. But it’s a hard thing to do and if not done right, can leave you with too many breaks in your trousers or simply too much sock […]

October 31, 2013

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The Parisian Trunk Show (plus new Wallingford colorway)

With a bit of down time, I thought that I would sneak in some pics of what I am getting up to here in Paris. As you can see from the pic above, I have been spending my time at the lovely shop of Mes Chaussettes Rouges, a shop that specializes in fine quality hosiery (mens), e.g Gallo, Bresciani etc. Their stock of socks is simply mind blowing as I am sure your eyes will […]

May 23, 2013

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Mes Chausettes New Selection + Brick & Mortar Shop

My favorite sock suppliers have recently undergone a big revamp of their company, not only by nearly doubling their selection of beautiful socks, but even more impressive by opening up their own lovely boutique in the wonderful city of Paris. Much like myself, the individuals at Mes Chausettes Rouges are a group of young, driven individuals of whom I believe are leading the way not only in sock offerings but also in customer service & […]

December 6, 2012

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Bright Socks, Wholecut Loafers & DB Overcoats….My Kind of Outfit!

It’s been awhile since I have showed you one of my daily outfits to allow you all a chance to critique me, mainly because lately I simply can’t be asked to take photos of myself, especially since my time at Gieves & Hawkes these days is completely accounted for, down to the last second! But every now and then when I manage to put something together that I personally find appealing, I figure, ‘what the […]

February 21, 2011

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Snob Socks – Mes Chaussettes Rouges

One thing that truly separates the sartorially savvy from the sartorially dumb is the right pair of socks. Sure, you could go on the rest of your life matching your socks to your pants and no one would think twice, but how fun is that? Socks are the one thing that you can truly be bold on and still be subtle. For instance, here in England (specifically London) many men dress absolutely conservative (e.g. navy […]