Come on, let’s face it, I know you’re thinking of Michael Jackson grabbing his crotch and busting out the moonwalk in the Thriller video. Well get those thoughts out of your head because trust me, you really can pull this look off. Get a decent dark coloured loafer (Mr Hare, classic horse-shoe bit Gucci, Bass Weejuns) pull on a pair of crisp white socks, get those skinny jeans on – I’d go for a traditional blue denim – and get walking down the street. Definitely no moon-walking though.
When I lived in Canada, the thick wool sock was my saviour during the frozen winter months and now that boots have become a necessity for any self respecting winter wardrobe no matter the climes, the wool sock has met a friend for life. It doesn’t have to be traditional light grey either; Topman and American Apparel – to name but two – both do a fantastic line in coloured wool socks as well as the classic grey with a coloured stripe at the top for you to show off your boots and socks simultaneously. Perfect.