Saturday, May 28, 2011
Socks for summer should be different in three ways. They should be lighter in weight of course as the weather is warm. And since they have more moisture to contend with than do socks for cold weather they should be made entirely from natural fibers to deal with that challenge. After all, nylon does not absorb water. Finally, when they are not shockingly bright, summer colors are generally lighter in shade than those of winter, and socks should be the same. Cary Grant for example wore light gray socks with his blue-gray suit. Other worthy summer combinations include natural with tan trousers, lavender with navy and teal with gray.
For all natural over the calf summer socks, consider the Not So Basic Cotton Socks in four sizes and a range of seasonal colors on the ASW store. A vertical rib makes the wearer’s ankles look slimmer as well as helping the socks cling to the foot for the best possible fit.
My Not So Basic Cottons are made in Italy using advanced knitting technology so they stay up without the addition of nylon or cutting off circulation around the calves, and there is a made to measure option for men over 6’2” in height who find regular over the calf hose too short.
I hope to see you on the store in the Hosiery section.