Socks

Socks - Blog Benetton
Socks - Blog Benetton

We are once again back to wearing socks. So what do you have to be careful about when choosing socks? They are a small but important thing that affects our style.

For example, the biggest mistake that we guys make is wearing classic style shoes with white socks. It is wrong but quite common, and this is not good for your look.

So let’s have a quick look at the history of socks. A sock is an item of clothing worn on the feet. The foot is among the heaviest producers of sweat in the body, as it is able to produce over 1 US pint (0.47 l) of perspiration per day. Socks help to absorb this sweat and draw it to areas where air can evaporate the perspiration. In cold environments, socks decrease the risk of frostbite. The clothing’s name is derived from the loose-fitting slipper, called a soccus in Latin, worn by Roman comic actors.

Socks - Blog Benetton
Socks - Blog Benetton
Socks - Blog Benetton

The modern English word sock is derived from the Old English word socc, meaning “light slipper”. This comes from the Latin soccus, a term to describe a “light, low-heeled shoe”, and deriving from the Ancient Greek word sykchos. Socks have evolved over the centuries from the earliest models which were made from animal skins gathered up and tied around the ankles. In the 8th century BC, the Ancient Greeks wore socks from matted animal hair for warmth. The Romans also wrapped their feet with leather or woven fabrics. By the 5th century AD, socks called “puttees” were worn by holy people in Europe to symbolise purity.

By 1000 AD, socks became a symbol of wealth among the nobility. From the 16th century onwards, an ornamental design on the ankle or side of a sock has been called a clock. The invention of a knitting machine in 1589 meant that socks could be knitted six times faster than by hand. Nonetheless, knitting machines and hand knitters worked side by side until 1800. The next revolution in sock production was the introduction of nylon in 1938. Until then socks were commonly made from silk, cotton and wool. Nylon was the start of blending two or more yarns in the production of socks, a process that still continues.

Socks - Blog Benetton
Socks - Blog Benetton

So with classic shoes what kind of socks should we use? I think we can lighten a classic look with colorful and fun socks. Of course it’s important to think about what messages we want to give and what occasion we are wearing them for. If you are going to a very important business interview, you can choose a dark pair in black, grey or dark blue. They should go well with your suit as well. But if you are going to go to party, event or opening, then you can choose colorful and fun socks, which show your character. In my opinion, we people get energy and sickness from our feet. So if we choose colorful socks they will make us happy. And we should make sure we wear warm ones in winter. You can choose also 100% cotton.

Do not:
1-Do not wear white socks with classic shoes.
2-Do not wear any socks with open shoes, sandals and slippers.
3-And finally do not forget to take off your socks when you sleep :)

Socks - Blog Benetton
Socks - Blog Benetton

Post by Göze, read more on Turkey’s blog

 

 

 

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