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It is the sock the new tie ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by max b, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. max b

    max b Senior member

    Dec 3, 2009
    Long time I'm not on StyleForum. Maybe the matter has been already discussed and I missed it, but I see from the request we have from all the brands we are cooperating, socks have a new life. It seems it's happening what happened to the ties in the '80, when all the major brands had a hudge collection of ties because it was the trend.
    Now all the brands want to have a large socks collection in their selection. Maybe because people is wearing less ties (really sorry for our tie makers friends) and the touch of colour is brought by socks...
  2. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

    Jan 19, 2010
    Very true in some places, especially the tech industry in California. There are a lot of casual workplaces, and socks are a way to add color where a tie would be severely out of place.
    Last edited: Oct 22, 2012
  3. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

    Mar 15, 2006
    That's probably not the only reason. There have been some advancements in sock fabrics, which likely includes an ability to handle some colors better.

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