As a Company we noticed a big change around 3/4 years ago. Socks seem to be the "new ties". A lot of people is now adding a touch of colour wearing colourful socks, instead of colourful ties. I'm not entering the discussion about it is good or not, as this is depending on personal taste, just would like to point out our files show this is the trend. Specially in US people is wearing more bold and big design, while in Europe the matter is focus on the colours only.