Balenciaga’s Speed Trainers Push Footwear Forward

Sock sneakers are appearing in every fashion city and beyond, Marc Bain notes for Quartz. Luxury brands have adopted this relatively recent (perhaps comfort-driven) style from sportswear, though the sock-like components are certainly emphasized now more than ever. As Bain makes clear, no brand embodies this more than Balenciaga, with their $595 to $695 Speed Trainers. The brand, known for taking on unusual inspiration (Crocs, …

Holiday Gift Guides 2016: Presents for $25 and Under

For those who want to keep the spending low, but the positive vibes high

The holidays can be an expensive time, so it’s always wise to have a budget of some kind—no matter how flush you feel on pay day. With that in mind, we have trawled the internet finding all kinds of goodies that are fantastic but affordable. From toys to books, games and grooming products, items that encourage creativity and organization, we have just about everything covered—for …

CH Omakase 2016: Soxfords

We had first dibs on these new wacky but stylish dress socks

We’ve repeatedly drawn attention to the fact that the opportunities for men to accessorize stylishly are slim. Oftentimes, watches, socks and ties become a window for personality—but it’s also difficult to find items with an appropriate balance of quality, punctuation and acceptability. That’s what drew us to Soxfords, a NY based company that delivers the unconventional by way of clever patterns, tasteful colors and curious …

Eight Graphically Forward Pairs of Socks for Summer

Colors, patterns, flourishes and beyond—all for your feet

With seasonal change, we are quick to transform our wardrobe to match the weather—or, most of it. Shirts and pants get swapped out. Some items are stowed, while others are retrieved. But what about socks? Summer in the northern hemisphere makes for a greater opportunity to show off what you’ve got going on at ankle level, and there’s no better time to ramp up your …

Six Pairs of Warm Socks with Style

Thick, wooly and wintery items that flash some personality

More than just a stocking stuffer, socks have become a gift in their own right. It seems that with each passing year, people grow more comfortable wearing socks with a little (or a lot of) personality. And, with the onset of winter, warmth is key—but style doesn’t need to be sacrificed. The following six pairs of socks aren’t for snow sports or athletics, instead they’re …