When Ryan Gosling isn’t busy starring in critically acclaimed films like “Drive,” “Crazy Stupid Love,” and “Blue Valentine,” or rushing off to stop street fights over amateur art, he’s leading a one man war. A war against what, you ask? Socks. For the last few months, as he’s jetted to and fro to promote the aforementioned flicks and settled in to his new home of NYC, Ryan has shunned socks in favor of bare ankles. (What? I’ve always been known for my attention to detail, so of course I’ve noticed.) Personally, Ryan Gosling association aside, I am a fan of this look on a man especially when coupled with a dandy-looking suit or slim-cut pants. Nothing ruins a man’s outfit like the sight of stark white socks garishly blinding you below the cuff of his pants. I’m not sure The Gos can maintain this particular trend through the cold East Coast winter, so bookmark this slideshow, featuring eight photos of Ryan taunting womankind with his bare ankles!