I'll preface this short post by saying I'm a solid guy. By solid I mean I've decided over many years that I prefer and think I look better in solid colors. Patterns are usually not my thing, but I'll make an exception for Houndstooth when it comes from my pal Don Powell at Panache Cyclewear.
A year ago I posted about the smart Panache GS Training Jersey; my first bite of Houndstooth kit. A few weeks back I met up with Don at Boulder's hip Black Cat Bistro and we had a great dinner with Colorado Spring's Continental ride host John Phillips and his lovely girlfriend. In addition to arriving via a rather cool looking cruiser, Don was sporting these sharp Houndstooth socks.
They've become my Socks de Jour (with nightly washing of course). I've even got a couple of good-natured "nice socks" call outs from motorists. Maybe the pattern is confusing their normal hostility. Get online order a pair; they're only $12.
Update: So when you've peeled off the soggy kit, cleaned up and pulled on some pants, you don't have to let the Houndstooth go. I found these Ben Sherman "Chill"s and added them to the sneaker collection. A bit of semi-formal fun... now top that Don.