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Style Guide: Socktober

October is a month filled with awareness and support, you have Going Sober for October for Macmillan, Breast Cancer, Mental Health, and Pregnancy and Infant loss awareness month, and Socktober – in aid of helping the homeless, plus many more.

Here at Quarter & Last we want to raise as much awareness as possible for these great causes. If you aren't able to donate, here’s how you can get on board with a little Q&L twist.

Most of the causes have a dedicated colour, so to tie in Socktober we thought we’d style each charity colour on your feet and recommend what to pair them with. Socks are worn almost everyday - unless you're a dedicated loafer fan - so we think this is definitely a doable challenge. What do you think gents?

Keep reading to find out more and don't forget to tag us in your pictures on socials @quarterandlast.


Going Sober for October

Macmillan’s dedicated colour is green. Here we have a dark sage pair of socks, paired with the Tricker’s Bourton 4 in acorn antique. The deeper colouring of the socks complements the light brogues nicely, which is seen perfectly due to the styling of the turn jeans. As you can see this is a more casual look, which is best suited to weekends, or relaxed evening attire.


Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast Cancer embody the colour pink. Now gents don’t look so worried, if you can pull off pink you can pull off any colour. Here we have paired a dark pink/burgundy sock with the Cheaney Lime Oxford shoes in black. The dark navy colouring of the suit and hi-shine of the shoe balances out the lighter colour of the socks, making them not as daring as you probably first thought. You can buy your pink socks online from the London Sock Company, where 10% of each purchase goes directly to the charity this month.


Mental Health Awareness

The colour which represents Mental Health awareness month is lime green. With this being more of a summer colour you may struggle to get your hands on a pair, so simply go darker. Here we have chosen a shade that's light enough to stand out from the dark colouring of the navy trousers and marron antique Tricker’s Bourton 39 without clashing the colour palette. If the triple combination is too much for you, stick to the autumnal browns and greens for a countryman feel.  


Pregnancy and Infant Loss

Pregnancy and Infant loss represent the traditional colours of boys and girls, which is blue and pink. Having already styled a pink pair, here we have chosen a navy sock to complement the multi-coloured hand-painted shoe. With the Barker Valiant being such a vibrant, statement shoe, it’s best to keep the rest of the outfit simple yet understated. Though, if your shoes were to be plain fronted, you could always add a patterned pair of blue socks into the mix.

So, there you have it gents, that’s how you can incorporate some charity awareness into your wardrobe this month. But just in case you can donate also, here are the details below.


Socktober - Donate new or clean used socks to your local homeless shelter. These can be for people of all ages.


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