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Weekend Muse: are socks the new shoes?

There’s a meme on the interwebs that jokes about our shoes maybe thinking we’re not alive anymore because we haven’t used them in a while.

And as morbid as that may sound, it’s actually a good thing in many ways. As we’re trying to flatten the curve and practice social distancing, in a weird turn of events, we’re going out a lot less, and thereby using our shoes a lot less.

Many of us are roaming around home barefoot, and whilst this offers a certain level of comfort, it has also given rise to spotlight another accessory for those precious trotters: socks.

Granted, we live in Bangkok, and the heat doesn’t call for wool socks with extra thermals. But there’s no denying that snazzy socks have been making their circles about town for a while. Especially men with style have been getting playful with their socks for some time now, flashing a vibrant number between dress shoes and a cropped trouser hem.

Even at home though, there’s a comfort in wearing socks around the house. They’re like sweatpants for your feet. They keep you warm and snuggly (not to brave the temperatures outside, but rather a wintery AC you keep running), and can also add a fun, personal element to your look.

In a very special staying-indoors round-up, we sought out on finding the best socks for each homely scenario. Here we go. Take off your shoes, make yourself at home.

[Featured image credit: Happy Socks; Hero image credit: Seyi Ariyo/Unsplash ]

You’re right at home with these knee-length Gucci socks (approx. THB 3900), as famously spotted on Sarah Jessica Parker. Bring. The. Drama.

If champagne hour is a daily thing in your household, you’re a sophisticated snowflake with style. Very much like these Paul Smith Dachshund socks (approx. THB 980).

3 /12

Remember going out for Martinis and then going out for dinner? Embody the vibe of a snazzy night out by bringing them to your socks. Presented by Socks Bar, meet the salmon socks (THB 79).

4 /12

In the same shade of red like the classic Negroni, these Paul Smith Paul socks (approx. THB 1135) definitely would not look out of place next to the beloved aperitivo. Salute!

Looking to avo-cuddle? Socks Bar has got you sorted (THB 79).

And if you actually just want to kick back with a sci-fi thriller and eat your weight in burgers and fries, this pair (approx. THB 455) by Happy Socks is sure to be great company.

Mornings are incomplete without coffee, but now that you aren’t going anywhere anymore, why not actually take out the time to cook breakfast, too? A surefire item that can’t be missing is always a fried egg. We love this Happy Socks Sunny Side Up themed pair (approx. THB 455).

8 /12

Got a hot date on Zoom tonight? Get dressed up to get messed up with this extravagant pair by Versace (approx. THB 6115).

We love a hip hop beat around here. Luckily, Socks Bar has the accessory (THB 69) to suit.

What did you order? Snacks? Pizza? Candles? Clothing? It doesn’t matter, because your sock game is super strong in these Oups Socks (THB 790) in purple.

We chose these socks by Bangkok-based brand Matter Socks (THB 350) because they’re a nice nude colour, which pairs well if you’re not wearing much while napping around the house.

This item by Happy Socks is called ‘My Authentic Self Sock’ (approx. THB 520). Enough said.

Lisa Gries
Creative Content Director, Bangkok
Lisa loves to travel, and is always on the lookout for the world’s best nap spots. She’s a serious Asian art history nerd, and has a knack for languages and coffee table books. She hopes to publish her own novels one day, one of which will likely be called ‘All The Great Conversations I Had In A Bangkok Speakeasy.’ It’s a work in progress.
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