The scarlet socks are what push it over the edge to stylish. I find this funny since I remember an article similar to the "Look at my Stripey Shirt!" article that was lamenting a "bright red sock trend" in the UK about a year ago or so. Personally, I like it, and I have a pair of thin blood red merino socks that I wear on occasion when they will flash a bit. Also some blood red argyles I wear with jeans. And tomato red Sambas. I guess I like red.