Men's socks 'don't have to be dull'

Published: 08th December 2010

Footwear is the new way for men to express themselves, a journalist has claimed, saying that guys can give girls a run for their money when it comes to funky socks.

Whether stripy, spotty, patterned or plain, socks are "having a moment" according to Richard Godwin, writing for the London Evening Standard.

The fashion for shorter trousers and turning up the leg at the bottom, as well as the current trend for loafers, may have helped men to take a closer look at what they're wearing on their feet, he said.

"One man who appreciates this is Sir Michael Gambon, recent recipient of an Evening Standard award for lifetime achievement in theatre … The Great Gambon realises that a surprising sock betokens flair, wit, even danger," wrote Mr Godwin.

The Harry Potter actor is also looking forward to playing an intergalactic version of Scrooge in this year's Doctor Who Christmas special.

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