Socks thread

QuandoDio

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It is not easy to find Linen socks and they are quite pricy. I got mine (haven't bought any in over five years as I have enough) from Bresciani/ Pantherella and iGent darling, Shibumi (their variety is really nice.
 

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It is not easy to find Linen socks and they are quite pricy. I got mine (haven't bought any in over five years as I have enough) from Bresciani/ Pantherella and iGent darling, Shibumi (their variety is really nice.

Wow they are costly, but probably something good to put on my list of things to get. Actually, been thinking of doing some linen items like trousers and a coat, and maybe some sox too. It is hot for 3 months of the year here, so would be worth while for the comfort.



 

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Interesting how the lady at the Pantherella factory warned against rolling socks, and instead recommended that they are folded.

The ........ mauve socks go perfectly with my purple Lobbs.
I remember a poster warning against mauve socks and said they would be too feminine. HE WAS RIGHT!!! I tried them on the other day with my purple John Lobb and they were awful, not very manly at all. 🩰 I won't be making that mistake again.

This is the offending pair
 

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Does anyone have any experience with Kunert or Dublo socks? Both brands appear to be premium products.
 

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I remember a poster warning against mauve socks and said they would be too feminine. HE WAS RIGHT!!! I tried them on the other day with my purple John Lobb and they were awful, not very manly at all.

To be frank, Shooey, when you are wearing purple shoes, I think that it helps if your socks are a "quieter", more conservative colour, rather than mauve.

Otherwise, you will end up looking like this photo, which was on the Viccel website that you just linked to!

pinkburgundy.jpg
 

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Journeyman Journeyman I always wear these with my purple shoes and it is always WOW. I love the look and others do too.

and if l wear a similar purple gingham check shirt for summer the effect is stunning. Soon l will also do the combo with my light blue shirt and purplish/mauve pocketsquare in my navy blazer or a mauve flower in my lapel hole. Also looking for the ideal purple/mauve patterned necktie and looking to do a bespoke bowtie of similar stripes. All would go well with navy blazer and light blue shirt and lightish grey trousers.

I don't see navy blazers pulled off well online except for aristocrats and royalty (igents fail), so l am really wanting to nail the look, and l think l can do it. The buttons on my blazer have lions heads and are AMAZING, but very discreet. So regal. Trying to style up a notch and really nail the basic looks comprising of grays, navy, browns, blues, white and bone.
Purple viccel socks.jpg
 

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Interesting how the lady at the Pantherella factory warned against rolling socks, and instead recommended that they are folded.


I remember a poster warning against mauve socks and said they would be too feminine. HE WAS RIGHT!!! I tried them on the other day with my purple John Lobb and they were awful, not very manly at all. 🩰 I won't be making that mistake again.

This is the offending pair
Nothing effeminate about those socks.
Journeyman Journeyman I always wear these with my purple shoes and it is always WOW. I love the look and others do too.

and if l wear a similar purple gingham check shirt for summer the effect is stunning. Soon l will also do the combo with my light blue shirt and purplish/mauve pocketsquare in my navy blazer or a mauve flower in my lapel hole. Also looking for the ideal purple/mauve patterned necktie and looking to do a bespoke bowtie of similar stripes. All would go well with navy blazer and light blue shirt and lightish grey trousers.

I don't see navy blazers pulled off well online except for aristocrats and royalty (igents fail), so l am really wanting to nail the look, and l think l can do it. The buttons on my blazer have lions heads and are AMAZING, but very discreet. So regal. Trying to style up a notch and really nail the basic looks comprising of grays, navy, browns, blues, white and bone.
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Mauve and pinks are great colours for shirts. Very masculine IMCO. I've quite a few and I bought one recently in the T&A sale, I will try and post it tomorrow.
 

Panama

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To be frank, Shooey, when you are wearing purple shoes, I think that it helps if your socks are a "quieter", more conservative colour, rather than mauve.

Otherwise, you will end up looking like this photo, which was on the Viccel website that you just linked to!

pinkburgundy.jpg
They are like something out of Tim Burton's Batman...
 
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