Actually Costco has some good length socks (but are pretty thick) in black and white. I prefer the black and usually wear it to the gym/bball. On rare occasions I do end up slipping into my black KVA and long socks with basketball shorts. Actually looks fine with a tee.
I have seen the hi-top/boot with socks and shorts look in photo shoots etc. and think it looks rad.
In this case the contrast would be cool too in istasi outfit.
And second look at the outfit I think I would have preferred some lo-top sneakers.
My untrained eye is still all over the place; istasi has been wearing stuff I want to experiment further with so that is a bit of a cool factor.
I actually ordered my first pair of non-sport/exercise shorts albeit it is from Nike Sportswear line. Will post fit later when they arrive from Yoox.