Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Bold Sols

Now that the sock rule is back in play you are going to have a lot of internet cats pointing you in this direction or that direction to pick up the newest must have's in sock technology.  Maybe that's an overstatement, but you get my drift.  If you are a bold soul, and I hear fortune favors those folks, you might want to head over to Hickoree's and check out their absolutely bananas Solmate Socks.  Solmate makes their socks domestically in Vermont from recycled cotton yarns.  Yeah, these are a little hippy dippy, but they are statement socks for a specific kind of sartorialist who doesn't mind a little levity.  They're kinda like the illegitimate love child of fair isle socks and Happy Socks - that's some fine lineage.  So how would these work?  If your fall wardrobe consists of neutrals, as I'm sure many of your's do, these socks are all you need to inject a little personality.  I think they'd look pretty damn good peeking out over a pair of brown leather double monks, hidden by your gray flannel trousers for most of the day.  Solmate's motto is, "life is too short for matching socks."  Life is also too short to take yourself extra seriously.  Especially when it comes to your socks.



  1. Just a heads up that Sears is stocking these.

  2. I haven't worn matchers for donkeys... These are fantabulous examples... :-) so when are they coming to UK markets... :-D

  3. I don't dislike these, but as a dude who lives in Vermont, I can tell you that I've only ever seen middle aged ladies rocking them...

  4. Hideous yet ugly, these are perfect for the wannabe rebels in junior high.

    On the other hand, they seem like just the sort of thing a little girl would like.

    And with this, Sartorially Inclined has officially jumped the shark.