Opinion: Is It Time To Retire The 'Mankle'?
Some thoughts on the man-ankle, and whether we should put it away for good.
BY Sam Parker and Charlie Teasdale | Mar 28, 2016 | Shoes
'Mankle' noun (informal)
a man's bare ankle, especially when displayed for the purpose of fashion
The Collins Dictionary defines menswear's favourite summer portmanteau thus, but the question it can't answer is whether the look should be retired altogether after infiltrating British high streets for the past five or so years.
I get it. The mankle is the death rattle of the Don Draper phase, the hanger on at the sharp silhouette soiree, the personality pocket square of the bottom half and - as with all things fashion - the time has come to move on.