Solid like a sock

A couple of years ago, when The New York Times wrote about the technology guys who were embracing these zany designs, the concept of wearing socks with crazy patterns went from being cool to being mainstream.What was essentially a way to be unique and different has lost a bit of cachet. Perhaps that is why I think it is time for me to step back and embrace wearing the very basic of socks: colorful solids. This limits my brand options – not necessarily a bad thing.


  1. steve crandall (@tingilinde) says:

    June 30th, 2013 at 9:15 am Reply

    It took a very fashionable friend to teach me that fashion is a curation of personal style and an art. It reacts to culture and our own tastes and, as such, is ephemeral. Not all of us use the same pallets and a huge number of different results are possible.

    The overlap between people who design and modify their own pieces and those who create trends through their curation isn’t huge, but both of them lead mainstream culture and, as such, have a much larger voice.

    I’m not fashionable, but I appreciate those who move things along and make the streets a bit more interesting.

    1. Om Malik says:

      June 30th, 2013 at 7:19 pm Reply

      Excellent thoughts, Steve. I think for me personally fashion is less important. What matters to me is constant refinement of my tastes where I find a complete oneness with a product. A watch, a shoe, a pair of socks, a bag… whatever it is — I keep tweaking my own expectations of it and once I find it…

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