Thursday, January 5, 2012

Statements on Statement Socks

Frédérik's Frivolous Friday challenge got me thinking about statement socks...

Not something I've rocked in some time.

Easily one of the most popular pictures in my Flickr stream ever. I find that somewhat creepy.

Suffering from the infamous "sock drop" affliction

In 2008-2009, I was obsessed with over-the-knee socks, even though they never ever stayed up. Ever. It was an all day commitment to tugging at my toe covers but I somehow soldiered on.

"Too much fuchsia? Never!"

10-10-08 golf
One of my favorite uses of statement socks. I mean, come one. I'm wearing breeches.

Any more, though, I can't muster the verve to battle gravity for 12 hours at a time. Plus, the idea of making my socks the focal point of an outfit seems kind of... Silly to me.

I confess I mostly don socks for comfort these days.

Look at the socks, not the scandalous hemline!

Perhaps I should revisit monster socks? What are your thoughts on statement socks?


Mica said...

I love statement socks on others, but hate the constant readjusting so never wear them myself!

Frederik Sisa said...

Statement socks rock, but I can see how the readjusting would be annoying. Once upon a time, though, before this fancy-shmancy anti-readjustment sock technology, there were garters...

I wonder if these would work?

Becky Haltermon said...

Mica, I fully agree!

Frédérik, that is BRILLIANT. Sock garters.

If it's not TMI, I actually have a garter belt because I so prefer it to your standard nylon tights. It's not been donned, however, since I discovered sweater tights.

Frederik Sisa said...

Garter belts do look lovely. But I guess the arms race - or is that legs race? - results in ever-changing hosiery tactics, hence sweater tights. Of course, sweater tights are also lovely.

But yeah, sock garters. Pretty clever, those people from way-back-when. :)

Megan Schmidt said...

I think one could also make some very adorable girlie sock garters using some elastic and maybe a tiny bit of lace (though probably not enough to look as though one is wearing lingerie unless that is the goal...) But sizing would be important: tight enough to stay up but loose enough to keep the blood flowing to your extremities. After all, without legs, one would not need to keep them warm!!

Frederik Sisa said...

Good idea, Megan. And quite right; blood loss leading to leg loss is not a good thing.

I wonder if there would be some way to make the sock garters adjustable in some way. Elastic might lead to the same problem with the socks, namely, accommodating different size legs.

Frederik Sisa said...

Oh, and thanks for stopping by, Megan. Your DiscoToes are fabulous. :)

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