The Best Socks For Men
Get those feet in style with this fashionable guide to the best socks for men
By Jonathan Hackman
Whether you are an Italian loafer kind of guy or you wouldn’t be caught dead outside of work boots and sneakers, you’ll find that you still need to look at socks. Those tired white athletic socks are not going to cut it, and while holey socks are not going to get a second glance when you are on your own, they are definitely going to get some raised eyebrows from your date if you get a chance to take off those shoes. What socks are going to be best for you? Check out this guide to the best socks for men.
Black or Gray Striped Trouser Socks
So you’re a serious kind of guy with a serious kind of life. If you want to make sure that everyone knows that you are not to be trifled with, keep to black and gray trouser socks. A subtle stripe gives them a little more texture, but keep it simple. To make sure that your socks are comfy on your feet, though, choose ones with some silk or wool content. Pure silk or wool will wear out too quickly, so a little bit of polyester will keep things solid.
We know, you’re thinking that patterned socks are for kindergarteners. The truth is that in this post-ironic, desperate for contrast time, patterned socks are among the best socks for men and can give your style a much needed kick in the pants. The pattern might be subtle or bold, but don’t balk at the chance to get creative. If you want pale blue anchors on a dark blue background, go with it.
A good pair of argyle socks are classy but not as dull as your standard trouser socks. They add a bit of subdued color to your outfit, and you can use them to add some contrast to flat black trousers and black shoes.
Thick Wool Socks
If you are someone who likes their classics, you cannot go wrong with a thick wool sock. Some of the best socks for men are made from thick wool and are the choice of anyone who works in the cold or who simply prefers to spend their time in the outdoors, and if you want something that sends a message of simplicity and practicality, choose wool. Throw in a woven pattern if you are tired of looking plain.
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