definitely not gang signs

Dudes in Silicon Valley Are Into Funky Socks, Apparently

According to the Times, flamboyant socks are all the rage among tech nerds in Silicon Valley these days. “It signals that you are part of the in crowd. It’s like a secret handshake for those who have arrived,” states the article. Hunter Walk, a 38-year-old director of product management at YouTube, explains further: “I have been in meetings where people look down and notice my socks, and there is this universal sign, almost like a gang sign, where they nod and pull up their pant leg a little to show off their socks.” 

Dudes in Silicon Valley Are Into Funky Socks