Moves like Jacko
White socks are back — here’s the three best ways to wear them. Shamone!
Like the King of Pop
OK, so crystal-encrusted socks may be taking it a step too far, but bunched-up, white tube socks worn with black snaffle loafers and cropped trousers will look dangerous.
— Dark grey/pink wool trousers, £665; white wool socks, £225; black leather horsebit loafer, £490, all by Gucci
Like a 17th-century aristo
Off the wall but effective. Pick fine gauge silk socks in sparkling white, hike them up
high and wear with a tuxedo and jazzy slip-ons (we’d choose Jimmy Choos). It will add a regal edge to your black tie get-up.
— Black wool-mohair trousers, £245, by Gieves & Hawkes. White cotton socks, £14, by Pantherella. Black patent leather loafer, £450, by Jimmy Choo
Like a dude
White socks surfer-style are great in summer but easily translate to winter. Team ribbed socks with red or blue stripes with cut-off jeans, Vans skate shoes and an inside-out shearling jacket for peak Stateside slick.
— Blue denim jeans, £205, by Beams @ Mr Porter.
White/red cotton socks, £3.50, by Topman. Cream canvas trainer, £55, by Vans @ Mr Porter