A Gentleman’s Socks

The great-looking guys over at Ledbury have written up some wise words on socks.

A gentleman always pays attention to every detail, and socks are no exception.

Whether wearing Chukka boots or the perfect dress shoes, you need socks.  Please don’t, as I’ve seen at times, go without socks while wearing dress shoes or any shoes, really.  But it’s especially bad to see a sockless man in fine shoes and a suit.  Distressing, really.

Wear socks.  And go serious or have some fun.  But choose wisely and follow the advice of some of the best-dressed (and best at making great shirts) guys around.

How to Choose Chukka Boots

Yes, gentlemen, you NEED Chukka boots in your wardrobe.

They are simple, practical, and look great — especially in the fall, but can be worn in most seasons.

Now, how do you go about choosing your Chukkas?

Well, you could just go around and look at them.  Or, you could seize upon the recommendations of a very fine young lady.  None other than Mollie.  Yes, the one in Seattle.  She’s quite stylish herself, really.

So, here are three Chukka Boots you might choose.  I like them all, well, mostly.  The first two are nice and the third is different, but with the right outfit on the right man, it may work.

First, the Boat Ox Chukka from Sperry Top-Sider

This is simple, straightforward, and goes great with jeans or chinos — try some colors, guys!

Next, the ‘Botas – Desert’ Suede Chukka from Toms

Again, versatile, simple, and fun.

Finally, this thing called the Drifter, also from Sperry.

I can’t say I’m super excited by it, but still … with jeans, sure.

So, yes, you do need Chukka Boots.  And you should listen to Mollie.  She knows her shoes.