Foxnews.com published a piece “How men’s socks changed along with the menswear revolution,” where Matt Fox, the owner of Fine and Dandy-Accessories for Dapper Guys in New York City, gives a brief history lesson about the evolution of men’s socks in a video.
According to Fox, it wasn’t until the 1930s that men’s socks began to look like what they do today due to the incorporation of nylon. After that, men started to embrace novelty socks as a fashion statement.
The menswear revolution Fox speaks about occurred within the last decade, with the rise in men’s fashion blogs. Because of the attention being paid to menswear, more creative dressing arose — creating a bigger market for men’s accessories such as socks.
“Socks are fun,” Fox said in the video. “Socks are a fun way to kinda add a little bit of personality to an outfit. You can have a basic, you know, navy suit but a fun pair of socks, and that just adds a little bit of fun to it.”
At prince + pete, we couldn’t agree more with Fox on men's socks!