I have both a son and a daughter (Lucky me. One of each and I was done!). Needless to say that my daughter has always been – way – more fun to shop for than my son. Boys’ clothing is so predictable and… boring. My son has always enjoyed “clowning around” with his personal style. In his early teen years he was trying hard to discover and differentiate his own fashion style from the same-same sea of cargo shorts, board shoes and logo’d tees. Whether it was to wear a neon pink striped beanie, stencil his own tees or to purposely mismatch his bright socks, he always managed to find a creative way to express his style (this mom is soooooo grateful that he didn’t explore the “emo” or goth styles).
But thankfully, fashion for young boys and men seems to – finally – be getting more creative. For instance, take these Stance socks. Coordinating but not necessarily matching (some come in “pairs” of 3), they are perfect for the young person looking to infuse a little individuality and humor in what would otherwise be a uniform of denim and t-shirt. These socks shouldn’t take too much courage to wear in the quest to assert personal style (because we know how a little deviation from conformity can be such a big deal). For the shy kid, we think that these are cool conversation starters, “Hey dude, I like your socks…”. Especially needed on the first day of school.
Get them at the Stance website.