Inspiration Boards: Bare Ankles
I wanted to revisit the bare ankle today. I think I can probably get a lot of you guys on-board with a no-show sock when it comes to a more casual outfit. I heard from plenty of you in the comments saying you wear yours with sneakers and shorts, or even loafers in the summer. I could probably even convince some of you to bare your ankles in a more “fashionable” outfit like rolled-up chinos and a quote-unquote “dressy sneaker.” A little more out there, style-wise, but nothing you’d get funny looks at on the street.
But what about going sockless with a suit? Or with dress shoes?
Here in New York, I see guys doing it more and more – especially young ones who are letting themselves off the “traditional” hook when it comes to dressing up.
Personally, I love it when a guy incorporates more of his personal style into a suited-up look, freshening it up and making it feel young. And I’m sure a lot of that has to do with NYC being a more fashion-friendly locale – fashion-forward too, sure, but I think even more is that it’s a city where trying new things – whether it’s a new trend in your wardrobe or at a restaurant – is encouraged. Maybe more so than other places…maybe not, but that’s what it feels like to me. There’s certainly pieces in my closet now that I never would have bought when I was in school in Pennsylvania, or when I lived in Wisconsin.