Sock Horror: Tattered socks now in fashion, apparently

Sock Horror!

Sock Horror!

Well, folks, it’s official: it’s no longer enough for all of your other clothes to be ripped to shreds this season, now even your socks have to look like they’ve spent 20 years lurking at the back of a drawer, before being chewed vigorously by the dog.

Rather than just wear an ACTUAL old, tattered pair of socks, it’s also necessary to buy a brand, spanking new pair, that have been made to LOOK old and tattered. Because that makes sense, totally.

In the defence of Free People, who are selling these socks, they are only charging $10.86 for these (Comme des Garcons would probably charge ten times that), but even so, would you pay to look like your socks are in need of a good darning/ditching? If so, you can buy them here.

5 Comments

  • December 30, 2009

    Kate

    Darning? like hell you say. Those socks need a trip behind the woodshed. Good LORD.

    Then again I do see people paying hundreds of bucks for jeans, tank tops, and leggings that look like they lost a fight with a weed-whacker. Why should socks be any different?

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  • January 1, 2010

    All Women Stalker

    This is horrible. Ripped jeans, ripped leggings, ripped socks. What is the world coming to?

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    • September 12, 2011

      Claudia

      It’s called consumerism, I think…

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  • January 13, 2010

    Alessandra

    y is fashion trying to make us look homeless
    i wudnt wear that even if they payed me to

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  • September 12, 2011

    Claudia

    The thing is, they do not really look like old socks (and *I* know how these look, being married to an engineer), but like artificially distressed socks.

    What really beats me is how to wear them! I mean, you paid for the holes on your lower legs, so you want them to be visible. I will throw in a Vomex and ask myself: With capris or knickerbockers? With a pleated mini-skirt? Daisy dukes? Over your skinny jeans? With a slitted evening dress? Highly transparent long skirt or palazzo pants? With crocs and nothing else in the sauna? I can’t seem to figure it out…

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