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STYLISH SUBSCRIPTIONS Today’s sock designs can be used in a variety of ways to enhance per- sonal style. “Classic and modern men are both using socks to accessorize their outfi ts as a single statement piece, or as part of a more complex outfi t, blending in with a cohesive mix of colors, textures and patterns as a differentiator and to give it a pop of color,” Iyamba explains. He says that socks can add texture to an otherwise “fl at” outfi t, and suggests using their color to accentuate a great pair of shoes. He also rec- ommends fi nding a common pattern or knit to carry from socks to other apparel items like a suit, jacket or dress shirt. This creates a cohesive look. The next time you’re putting together an outfi t, consider the moment that the hem of your slacks rises up just a bit. As Iyamba says, when it comes to making a stylish statement with socks, “Don’t take yourself too seriously, have fun, explore and go with your instincts.” IN ADDITION TO BRANDS LIKE PAUL SMITH AND ACE & EVERETT THAT OFFER SOCK SUBSCRIPTIONS HIGHLIGHTING THEIR OWN STYLES, THERE ARE NUMEROUS COMPANIES THAT SPECIALIZE IN SENDING A VARIETY OF FASHION-FORWARD SOCKS STRAIGHT TO YOU EACH MONTH. THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE SUBSCRIPTION SERVICES THAT CAN HELP YOU DISCOVER YOUR NEXT FAVORITE PAIR. Sock Club specializes in American-made socks that are both com- fortable and stylish. Sock Fancy is known for pairs that are high-quality, whimsical and unique. Sock Panda offers colorful, fashionable socks; for every pair pur- chased, it donates a pair to someone in need. Say it with a Sock sends fun, brand-name socks based on your style preferences. A white pair of striped socks might not seem special, but the Striped Socks from PALM ANGELS, which boast glittering stripes, are the exception to the rule, $65, at Handcrafted in Italy, these midcalf Diagonal Star Socks from ALLEN EDMONDS offer a fun twist on the classic polka dot pattern, $19.50, at The Muted Polka Dot Crew Socks from BROOKS BROTHERS offer a classic pat- tern with just a hint of color, $24.50, at • TOMMY BAHAMA’s Kamari Tile Socks are a work of wearable art, $13.75, at FA L L 2 0 1 7 OE3-Fashion-eV3-e.indd 15 | 15 | ESCAPES 9/20/17 3:27 PM