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How White Socks Have Become Cool Again

How White Socks Have Become Cool Again

Believe it or not, white socks haven’t always been so greatly hated. Paul Newman is one of the very few men that have managed to make white socks cool. This image (Below) shows Newman reclining on the front of a boat, beer in hand, looking every bit the modern style icon.

Another white sock legend is the King himself; Elvis Presley wore them in the famous 1757 Jailhouse Rock video. Probably the coolest man who ever lived definitely knew how to wear the trend.  

We cannot forget the most iconic pair of white socks…

Michael Jackson in his Swarovski crystal-encrusted socks to perform ‘Billy Jean’ on the 1984 Victory tour.

 

For those who couldn’t afford the Swarovski encrusted socks, it was the preppy college young men of the 50’s that initially made the socks work. Famous for cultivating athletic, intelligent boys styled with their slick crew cuts, bright Madras shorts, beaten up penny loafers and bright white socks. For the first time, rich, young, intelligent men were wearing white socks and looking great while doing it.

Where did it all go wrong? As any fashion trend, it is likely they just ran their course and they fell out of fashion. Where the white tube sock once signified athlete or the calling of a hard drinker, hard womanizer, by the late nineties they became synonymous with creepy uncles that would wear them with sandals bought from the classified section of The Daily Express.

Well now we can safely say they are starting to become cool again, whether they are being ironically worn with Adidas or Supreme pool slides by the fashion crowd or teamed with skate shoes by new, more soulful brand of urban artists, white socks are definitely starting to look cool again.

 

How To Wear…

If you are going to attempt the daring trend then be sure to pull it off in the right way. Wear white socks with trainers and slim cut jeans (very Newman). The Bewley and Ritch Favel shirt will give your look a preppy and quirky twist. Alternatively a simpler shirt like Stroke or Roes will give you the cool, laid back, Athletic look of the 50’s.

Favel - Navy £35.00

Stroke - Black £40.00

Roes - White £40.00

Best Alternative Weekend Breaks in the UK

Best Alternative Weekend Breaks in the UK

Planning a quick getaway for the upcoming summer? Maybe you fancy going somewhere new that you haven't thought of before. We have put together some alternative British holiday destinations for you that are guaranteed to not disappoint. 

Peak District

Located in Derbyshire the Peak District is a great place to spend the weekend exploring. There is plenty to see and do with a walk around Chatsworth House, a trip to Pooles Cavern or a wander around the quaint town of Matlock.

 

Forest of Dean

Not far from Gloucester, the Forest of Dean is packed full of activities and entertainment. For adventure seekers there are mountain bikes, cycle tracks, zip wires and Kayaking. For the explorers there is a great range of attractions, from the Puzzlewood to caves and steam trains. And if you fancy something more relaxing enjoy the sculpture trail, many walks and spectacular views. There's something for everyone!

 

Durham

Rolling into Durham after a long journey from Kings Cross is as close as you can get to experiencing the journey made by Harry Potter to get to Hogwarts. The centre has a distinctly cut-off feel to it with an atmosphere very similar to Cambridge thanks to its student population. Durham is great for a low-stress city break in the far north - charming buildings, winding café lined streets and circular river walks.

 

Brighton

Brighton is as good as the British seaside gets. Take a sunny stroll along the pier, ice cream in hand, makes for an idyllic day. Follow up with exploring in the Lanes where you will find plenty of quirky clothing boutiques and coffee shops.

 

Lincoln

It may be small, but Lincoln has a lot to offer. A great place to begin exploring is the eleventh-century castle, where you can climb the walls for a panoramic view of the city. Just across the cobbled square from here is the Lincoln Cathedral, one of the most spectacular pieces of Gothic architecture in Europe. Make your way down Steep Hill into town and pop in and out of the many boutique shops and rickety pubs that line the streets.

 

The Gower Peninsula

Located on the coast of Wales and just a short drive from Swansea, The Gower Peninsula is a combination of beaches and ruined medieval castles. Make sure you take a walk from Rhossili to Worm’s Head, but check the tide before braving the climb across, the Atlantic current will always be quicker then you think! From wild moors and limestone cliffs to golden, sandy beaches, Gower will not disappoint. It's the perfect escape from the busy life of a city.

 

Robin Hood’s Bay

Robin Hood’s Bay is a quaint fishing village and bay located in the North York moors. Stay in a beautiful holiday cottage and take in the stunning views of the bay. For a day out, Scarborough is only 15 miles away and Whitby just five. This a great stress-free getaway for anyone who loves unusual architecture and breathtaking scenery.

 

Glasgow

Glasgow is a great place for shopping and restaurants if you 're looking for a livelier city break. Everything is tightly packed into just a few streets about a 20-minute walk from each other. Glasgow has a considerable number of students which means there is a great nightlife for those looking to let their hair down, however there are a number of historical buildings and museums to take a look around too.

 

What to Wear...

We have some great new Bewley and Ritch shirts that have just landed on our website so make sure you get yours before your holiday. Don't miss out on having a killer holiday wardrobe!!

KETTLE - White £35.00

FAVEL - Navy £35.00

PORCE - Navy £35.00

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