What Kind of Man Would Wear Socks in Bed?

That was the response of Dylan Jones, editor of GQ magazine, when he was asked if he wears socks in bed.

Uh-oh. Guilty as charged, at least on occasion.

I did not know it was such a fashion faux-pas to wear socks to bed, but if the editor of GQ magazine is ridiculing such behavior, then there must be something wrong with it.

It’s rare that I keep my socks on when I go to bed, but if I am having trouble staying warm, donning a pair of socks seems to help tremendously.

And there’s actually some evidence to support this, from the National Sleep Foundation:

Warm feet may help you sleep. Normal or not, wearing socks may be smart if you’re having trouble falling asleep. There may be something to the old advice that warming your feet can speed up your trip to dreamland. … Socks in bed may not be sexy, but then again, neither are cold feet!

I’ve also gone to bed wearing a hoodie and long johns; what can I say, I don’t like to be cold. I wonder what Jones would think of such an outfit.

Maybe if I wore a pair of Burberry argyle socks, Jones might give me a pass.

But like with my regular clothing choices, I really have no desire to be a fashion trend setter.

My major clothing goals are comfort, warmth, and low cost.

That’s why I won’t be attending London Fashion Week Men, which started today.

I probably wouldn’t get past security with my hoodie on anyway.

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Jim Borden

Accounting Prof. at Villanova; happily married for 30+ years; father of 3 outstanding young men; vegan; interests: fitness, creativity, education, blogging, social media.

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