Stab Magazine | The Gentleman’s Guide To Below-The-Knee Presentations
18 Views

The Gentleman’s Guide To Below-The-Knee Presentations

A Stab and Stance joint.

style // May 9, 2017
Words by stab
Reading Time: 3 minutes

The curious art of assembling colour and fabric beneath the knee needn’t be an eternal conundrum. It should be simple, like a fine pair of socks. You can tell a lot about a gent by his socks. Below are some failsafe rules for those looking to add (a subtle amount of) pop to their world…

TheBaller

The Baller

Basketball is a very popular pastime among a lot of surfers, in particular those from the east and west coasts of America. Worlds collided in the best possible way when it was announced that Stance would be the official sock of the NBA, and this was perhaps of interest to you, if you’re a gent who, when not lighting up your local beachbreak, enjoys shooting hoops with a group of likeminded individuals. If anyone knows basketball socks, it’s Stance. Make your pals silently jealous with The Baller.

View The Baller:

*

TheReserve

The Reserve

For the lovers of detail, a subtle maroon and red blend brings a lot to some relaxed Tokyo pinstripes. You probably spend a lot of time thinking about fonts, probably holiday in Copenhagen, probably scroll JJJJound in your free time, and probably listen to Awesome Tapes From Africa’s Boiler Room in the studio. You’ll also probably like these.

View The Reserve:

*

ThePrint

The Print

Is Bear Grylls your type of gent? Do you rush your mouse at any link with the words “canada+surfing+camping” in it? You probably own a car that can be comfortably slept in. Maybe you even live out of your well-equipped vehicle. Your daydreams mostly take place in Patagonia. And… you wear The Print under your boots.

View The Print:

*

TheNoShow

The No-Show

What did we do before invisible socks? One of sartorial culture’s great gifts to the world, invisible socks will extend the lifespan of your footwear while allowing you a sockless look. Perfect for a white canvas sneak or those weekend cycling shoes.

View The No-Show:

*

TheIcon

The Icon

Here’s one for those who collar and boot to support their higher style of living, but need a little expressive detail to make the neutral tones of their suiting pop. The Icon is, as icons are, classic. Stab particularly enjoys the texture!

View The Icon:

*

TheAthlete

The Athlete

The Athlete is made for performance, as its name might suggest. But the beauty of socks is, they’re wide open for interpretation. The Athlete’s aesthetic means it’s just as likely to find itself in the shoes of a bohemian as it is a baller or brawler. If you’re the former, and you celebrated 04/20/2017, you could probably benefit from these rasta vibes in your life.

View The Athlete:

*

Comments

Comments are a Stab Premium feature. Gotta join to talk shop.

Already a member? Sign In

Want to join? Sign Up

Advertisement

Most Recent

Beyond The Fedora: How Fernando Aguerre Became Surfing’s Master-Puppeteer

From DJing and ding repair, to law and Reef girls, to the Olympics and beyond.

Jul 13, 2024

How An Encounter In Texas Led To Noah Beschen Signing With A Swiss Watch Brand

The Stab Interview with the 23-year-old who Jordy considers the world's best free surfer.

Jul 12, 2024

Bruce Irons, Koa Rothman, Peter And John Mel Sign With Bodybuilding x Surf Brand

Darc Sport plants their black flag in Oahu and Santa Cruz to stake claim in…

Jul 12, 2024

The Best Surfing I’ve Ever Seen: Erik Knutson

Dave Rastovich + John Florence catch a sketchy little plane to a funky little farmhouse.

Jul 12, 2024

A Legendary Grom From Nias Joins The Audible World, Thanks To Surfers

‘Boy’ is a staple of the local surf community — who's been gifted a new…

Jul 11, 2024

To Train or Not To Train?

Exploring the exercise habits of Kelly, Andy, Mick, John and everyone in between.

Jul 10, 2024

Former World Junior Champion Suspended From Competition For Drug Test Refusal

Vasco Ribeiro remains ineligible to compete until 2026.

Jul 10, 2024

Reminder: This Could Be Jordy’s Year

Watch the current world #7 massacre right-hand point breaks in new O'Neill film 'Plus27'

Jul 10, 2024

Before Constructing His Surf-Party Empire, Tai Buddha Was Too Broke To Rent A Motorbike

Tales from rock bottom, memories of Mikala Jones, and philosophies on success from an exceptionally…

Jul 10, 2024

Long Read: The Life Of Mikala Jones

A tribute to one of the most respected and beloved surfers of our time.

Jul 9, 2024

All Three Stab High Japan Winners Were Riding The Same Surfboard Brand

And two of them were on a technology you’ve never heard of.

Jul 9, 2024

Tahiti’s About To Hawk Tuah On Some Olympians

Teetering on tow-only, will the next swell to hit Teahupo'o sink athletes' hopes of getting…

Jul 9, 2024

“It’s The Best Board That Goes Straight In The Whole World”

Jason Stevenson and Tai Buddha offer their solution to the board thickness + big tube…

Jul 9, 2024

Ian Gouveia Wins CS Event On Tatiana Weston-Webb’s Board, As Signed By Kelly Slater and Occy

And you will not believe the air they deemed incomplete.

Jul 8, 2024

Empty Set: Does Shark Deterrence Technology Work?

A poignant audience question — answered by leading researchers and the CEO of Sharkbanz.

Jul 7, 2024

Zen And The Art Of Air-Dropping Aerodynamically

Kai Lenny on the effect of F1 cars, airplane wings, and Taco Bell on big-wave…

Jul 6, 2024

Shane Dorian On Coaching The US Olympic Surf Team, Stepping Away From Big Waves, Parenting & More

“Nazare is the perfect wave to fly into from Munich, hop on a jetski and…

Jul 5, 2024

Meet The Man Who Slept In His Car For A Month And Logged 108 Sessions At URBNSURF Melbourne

Four back surgeries and full-time job be damned. 

Jul 5, 2024
Advertisement