I have previously posted three previous blogs on the subject of sexy long socks, and quite amazingly if you search the Internet for that very phrase this blog is high on page one for both text and image search. Also if you take one step back and search for just long socks this website is still up there with the best. This would be all well and good if I sold sexy long socks or even socks by any description, maybe I should, but I don’t. So for those of you lured here I have decided to make the ultimate sexy socks blog post, photos have been selected for their artistic beauty and no porn will be found here still this post may not be safe for work – depends how liberal your boss is.
I believe the above photo I found here is by a photographer called Jay Mawson however I could be mistaken for I can’t find another copy on his website. Anyway, although the girl in this picture is wearing tights rather than long socks, the overall photograph is sexy by nature. The depth of field and lighting make for an interesting scene with the model slightly off centre catching your eye. Also it would appear that Mawson has used the models legs as a symbol of female beauty to draw the eye either away from the body and towards the shoes or from them and towards the body. I may in future write an entire article on this artist as from viewing his gallery I can see that he has produced an incredible portfolio of photographic work that is sometimes quite surprising and random in its nature.
I stumbled upon this photograph while trawling through the billions of Japanese and Chinese blogs out there, as I had this post in mind I decided to save it and note down that it came from here. This photo shares a similar theme to the one above it however the photo has some noticeable flaws. In comparison this image has a far more cluttered backdrop looked upon by a disappointing depth of field and the lighting further detracts from the image by bleaching out the models leg and parts of the scenery. However this doesn’t matter all too much in the overall picture as unlike with Mawsons photograph you can see the focus intending to lead the eye upon the delicate patterning of the sexy thigh high stockings that the model is wearing. Although these are most likely a cheap pair of nylons bought from a local superstore this image has managed to some degree, elevate their status beyond simple a simple commodity item. Indeed several decades of similar photography has illuminated stockings within western society at least as being a sex symbol, and a lot of females I know wear them to feel “sexy”. Getting back on track discussing the photographic merits of each photo, it can’t escape your notice that both models are looking directly into the cameras lens with surprisingly similar facial expressions and while the upper body’s limbs are arranged differently the legs positioning within both is almost the same with the females legs laid out almost in an inviting way.
It took a while for me to track down the source of this photograph and it is in-fact a Paul outfit collection by Paul Smith. The design of the socks is the one thing that drew me to this picture to begin with, as I could just see my girlfriend wearing them and wondered initially where I might purchase them from, then upon discovering that they are Paul Smith brand I decided that I am in enough debt already and to just comment on the photo. The background of this photo is similar to most used within the retail world in that it is simple and non distracting, providing the model with just enough interaction to integrate it within the image. This is because this as with the majority of retail images want your eye to focus on the product at hand and in this case that product is a style, a Paul Smith style. The photo has more in common with the first posted in this article however through that is has similar themes to the above more “smutty” photograph in that the legs have been positioned in a way which would appear to be welcoming, indeed the position of one foot forward on another is slightly similar to the poses shown above (although I could be reading too much into it). The outfit, even the style seems to be, being sold simply by the legs as they appear to take up the majority of the frame and my eyes are drawn in by their presence before wandering over the entire image.
I came across this photo via weheartit.com and it stuck me as being quite interesting not only because of the interesting colour play but because of the composure of the subjects within the frame. The photo itself has a nice aesthetic too it as though it it is telling a story of wanting to kiss you, or possibly just wanting to be closer that body language of going on tip toes while next to your partner is captured here very well. The choice of colour is second to this “story telling” symbolism with the browns and creams contrasting well with each other and the feet of the female model. Out of all the photos I have shown here this photo is the only one to use long socks in the context of connoting femininity rather than simply bowing to the male gaze unfortunately I couldn’t source the author nor any further details other than the image itself as those who posted it before me had not correctly referenced their sources.
I know I have only included only a couple of photos within this article, however while researching for photos with the common theme of long socks I came across a lot of very nice photographs however most I would feel happy about publishing here and the rest would have been off subject; maybe something to talk about next time? Finally I give you below the only photograph I could find of thigh high socks, not stockings or tights but thigh highs that are just elongated socks, the giraffe of the sock world if you will.