Monday, November 17, 2008
Fall's best socks are the argyle, the diamond pattern that was first seen when an anonymous Scotsman cut his tartan blanket on the bias to use as a foot covering. Argyles became popular with knicker-wearing golfers in the twentieth century and have never looked back.
Today's argyles are an informal sock, not quite formal enough to wear with conservative suits but a perfectly appropriate bit of color year-round with odd jackets and sports clothing. Stick with the over the calf version.
Choose the usual seasonal colors for autumn. The pair in the photo complements flannel, corduroy and moleskin trousers.