Brogues or Loafers, yet SOCKLESS! Is this a fashion fail.

If there is fashion, then the word “fad” is quiet synonymous with it. The word “fad” means “an intense and widely shared enthusiasm for something, especially one that is short-lived; a craze”.

When we look at fads and classics over a hundred years, certainly we can understand that fads then popular are irrelevant now.

The sock has been around since ancient times. The 16th century saw the first machine knit sock, the 1800s, saw both hand knits and machine knits. However, later it became more machine knits.

The sock was first used as thermal-wear and to keep the feet warm. Then realization happened. It was then used as protection to keep the feet from hurting on the footwear. Later the bad odours emitted embarrassed us, let’s just be appraised that the feet have the highest points of perspiration and the sock came in handy, absorbed sweat and avoided much spillage to the footwear.

These realizations created ease.

In the 70s and 80s cheerleaders broke rules for the first time. They went sockless, then on it went to be widely used by women in sport because it proved aerodynamic. And later by men in sport for the same reason.

Towards the summer of 2007, the men-folk seemed to take sockless to a different plain in fashion. They were and are trending sockless. 2014 happened to create a new trend. We suddenly saw socks disappear into the shoe, for some it was sockless but for the informed it came in the name of “low cuts” (unexposed sock which is not visible outside the shoe). It pushed the bar further, laced or loafered, suited or sporty, the male seems to have their run.

So what would Ace Infiniti term this, “a definite fad”, do we support this or term it as a fashion fail, definitely not, we understand fads but yet; play by the rules, we believe classic is safest.

Now that the trending has commenced, some would be comfortable but others who would not like to break that comfort by going sockless, especially suited up. We would suggest stay afloat until a little later, the trend would be around longer before going into the oblivion. This trend could bring in high stake players to revisit style and comfort sockless, else it would go down as opportunity or even potential left untapped.

The processing of leather or canvas has definitely fined out with new technology to research. However, considering the number of nerve endings we have at our feet, a pair of socks is definitely well deserved. Sockless, the number really doesn’t add up. Socks have been here for a reason and the reason is, it’s not a fad.

Movember! What’s the deal? Lets educate ourselves

Movember! the word is a blend of the Moustache “mo”, and “November”.

This is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November, to raise awareness of various cancers and depression in men. Funds are collected then donated to support, research and treat the ailment. The goal of “Movember” is to “change the face” of men’s health.

Most good sparks spill over at an offhand meet and this too coincidentally started at a pub.

The movement started in Australia in 1999 with a group who termed themselves “Movember”. They sported mustaches through out November to be identified and attached to the cause.

30 days in November and 30 people it started with.

The word caught on and events were organized to raise funds for the cause, later fashion identified with it. People participated for the best upper lip mane, a winner was chosen and crowned. The winner is then known as the face of the movement for that entire year.

The wave of the cause has reached other shores. It was no longer country specific, but a cause to help men-kind.

One may not be linked to the foundation but one sure has known cancer and depression at least through loved ones.

That mane above the lip was a chauvinistic statement of manhood in yester cinema. Though the lines sound quiet clichéd, but only the man can have one. So MAN UP. There could be awareness and events in your city. Take part, wear your best wears, take home the prizes, socialise, meet new people. It would be fun and your fun could just translate into another’s recovery.

Sport one this November, it could be thin, it could be handle bar, it could also be a beard. Let that beard or moustache remind one that you stood ground for a cause. Ace Infiniti says let’s deprive the world of CANCER, and let us start NOW!

Clothing & Style – The Importance

Not too long ago, there was a song called “Ironic” which had a line “I had a black fly in my chardonnay”. Socially embarrassing of course, if we did not know what a chardonnay meant and we wanted to order one.

There are contradictions to this line but yet, let’s choose to stick with the explanation below for the essence of the subject.

It meant “We have a glass of fine wine but as (un)luck would have it, we cannot or would not drink it because there’s a nasty fly in it”. Now that’s why on the larger picture it gives us an understanding why the song was titled “Ironic”.

Style and fashion also have the “black fly” and the “chardonnay” factor looming above.

We rely on easy sighted knowledge for our style and wears. We rely heavily on pictorial, digital or the visual media. These could be easily searched or seen, at that right or left click of the remote or mouse.

Sometimes google plays our 18-year-old mother, father or tutors. Yet they seem to be blind. Most of the information that is put across, is either obscure or un-curated. You cannot link the pattern or sequence. Hence relying on such information will seem to be more confusing than informative. We would not want more confusion in our lives, we already have enough of it.

Now since confusion rules the roost, we would want to rely on researched knowledge and material that has been tested to work.

It has been proven that our impressions and style give us that edge to success. Many books have been published on how one could up their quotient to that impeccable impression and style. These publications are the second highest in number after books on parenting (which by the way are the highest selling world over).

So what is going to carry us through that door to success is the way we look and the way we carry ourselves. Our clothing not only plays our recommendation but also our ticket to bigger opportunities. We don’t want to miss that out like many have. If we dive back in history, even presidential elections were won or lost because clothing sent across the message.

Clothing is a power tool, we either use it effectively or we don’t but the latter will define our success and will define later the strong reasoning why we are still looking out for opportunities to succeed.

Our work will talk, but until we have that coveted seat. Then too we cannot shout out loud, because there are going to be miles before you sleep. Your clothing sends across a statement. The statement of trustworthiness and dependability.

Your style defines you.

So the choice is obvious. We just have to make that decision NOW.


Navy Blues, Charcoal Greys, Blacks. Stores sell these colours the most. Yes they are safe, but sometimes even safe is not so safe. “Funerals” hell yeah, sometimes  it looks like we are dressed to attend them.  The good part is, the part of the world we live in (INDIA) “We get away with Kurthas or even a pair of jeans”.
Suiting up is a great way to bring into your world, the feeling that you have arrived. Who wouldn’t want to suit up every day. When you do it, it shows power, it shows success and confidence. Well, every one doesn’t fit into a Italian or American, so fit is key and then the colour. Charity or even clarity starts at home.