Socks and Your Fashion Statement

Socks and Your Fashion Statement

by Mark Lyons

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SammySocks Etc. Blog - Comments and Observations from Someone Who Is a Retired Educator and Sammy’s Dad

     Hi! Mark, the Fashion Guru (and Sammy’s dad) here. I am a retired teacher and so I am highly qualified to be a fashionista. I have lived in 8 different decades – from the 1950s to the present. I have seen it all, pretty much, as far as fashion is concerned. Here is an exhaustive, albeit succinct, history of fashion from the 1950s to the present:

1950s – poodle skirts, the bouffant, the pompadour, pencil skirts, jeans, cocktail dresses, baggie pants, skinny ties, pearls, and tiny hats

1960s – capri pants, button down shirts, bikinis, go-go boots, mini-skirts, bell bottoms, fringed vests, pillbox hats, the mop-top, the beehive

1970s – pants suits, leisure suits, maxi dresses, headbands, turtlenecks, flared pants, safari suits, double-breasted suits

1980s – shoulder pads, Air Jordans, sweaters, permed hair, power suits, leg warmers, puffy sleeves, jeans, track suits, Adidas, parachute pants

1990s – all things denim, bike shorts, bowling shirts, over-sized shirts with leggings, carpenter pants, high-waisted jeans, Doc Martins

2000s – yoga pants, peasant tops, argyle sweaters, bedazzled tank tops, dresses with jeans, low-rise jeans, cargo pants

2010s – skinny jeans, athletic leisure wear, streetwear, pink, wedge sneakers, loafers, long-sleeved wedding dresses, Normcore

2020s – shoes worn over pants, oversized sleeves, chunky boots, faux leather coats, bucket hats, t-shirts, chinos, tangerine, blazers

     Now, I did not wear a lot of these styles, but I could have. And I would have looked great! But tangerine in 2020? I dunno. Anyway, here are my initial fashion recommendations for you to create your own fashion statement!


     Daytime - brown sandals and white socks or brown sandals and black socks, flannel shirt with white cargo shorts, and a plaid cloth belt.

     Nighttime - superhero pajama bottoms, socks, and a pocket t-shirt (for the tissues)


     Daytime – pretty much anything you want but be sure to include something in tangerine and socks

     Nighttime – flannel jammies and socks

     I know this is just a start, but what a great start! I feel that I have laid the groundwork for you to continue your journey down this fashion path on your own. I trust your instincts as I have trusted mine throughout the years.

     Visit us at for socks to fit your fashion statement. We have a great selection. Thank you.

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