Good socks are hard to come by. Just because you can get the pre-packaged, plain, white cotton socks doesn’t mean you don’t have better options open to you. Your socks should mean as much to your fashion as any other piece of clothing and we have the selections you can use to show off your style. If you plan on hitting the gym or doing some other physical activity, those boring white socks can serve you fine, but in social or business situations, we recommend you take a look at getting something a little nicer than that.
For the fashionable gentleman, there are two competing rules. First is that your socks should match your pants, second states they should be paired with your shoes and neckwear. When in doubt, start by matching with your pants but switch it up to have your socks match any neckties or bow ties you decide to wear when in a more formal situation. It will always be a good idea to match vertically, so having a pair of socks that match with your tie will make you look better.
Another great idea is the idea of the “novelty” socks. There’s nothing wrong with having a couple of fun pairs of socks with interesting designs on them. While obviously not for a professional or serious setting, wearing a pair of novelty socks to a party or out to the park will help you define your personality and show you are able to relax and have fun. We don’t have to always be serious and it will be good to show your friends that you can let your guard down with some “silly” socks.
For the gentleman on the go, there are socks that help there too. Sturdier socks, generally made from wool or similar materials, help keep the hiking man’s feet dry and healthy by whisking away sweat and providing insulation, which will make sure your feet stay warm in the winter and cooler during a hot summer.