Brown Socks first appeared on Chictopia's streetstyle gallery in Summer 2009 seen on Oakland blogger calivintage. She styled her brown vintage 40's socks with a brown vintage 30's dress, brown thrifted vintage belt, and brown Star Ling from Nordstrom woven wood platform sandals shoes. Since then, Brown Socks have grown in popularity as bloggers from Hong Kong, New York, and Manila have discovered them. Brown Socks are generally seen in casual, vintage, and bohemian style. Popular brands of Brown Socks are Urban Outfitters, Calzedonia, Forever 21, Target, and H&M.
bellatrixie gave Forever 21 socks a rating of 3 stars and said: "I got Forever 21's Over-The-Knee Ballet socks the other day. They are truly average as far as quality goes, but that is an expected tradeoff for Forever 21's low prices. My main complaint is with the sizing of the socks. Though they claim to be "over-the-knee," these actually hit 2 inches below my waist, making them taller than my thigh highs! (I'm 5'4", so you'd have the be around 6 feet tall for these to hit over the knee.)
They are also very tight, creating an unseemly bulge at the top, surprising for my size 3 self."See all 17 reviews for Forever 21 socks...
There are currently 220 streetstyle photos of bloggers wearing Brown Socks. Most recently, blogger alaLadywolf of alaladywolf.com wore her brown vintage patterned socks with a black vintage cuffed jeans and charcoal gray Esska wooden heel loafers wedges.