Maybe it’s because I haven’t been consistently wearing socks since 2008 – not because I was first to the trend but because my feet really go for it when they sweat. Or maybe it’s because during my day to day people watching I never quite make it to the ankles. But regardless of the reason, I’m just now noticing how many men are deciding to kick their socks to the footwear curb and join the bare ankle brigade. As self-proclaimed founder, I welcome you. There’s more to this recipe of exposed man feet though: cuffed pants, loafers and an attitude that says these are my ankles, here me roar.