Men’s Sock Style: The Quintessential Guide

Men’s Sock Style: The Quintessential Guide

It's true what they say, “fashion fades, but style is eternal''. When it comes to men’s style, there are plenty of styling opportunities to express your personality by accessorizing. Style begins by exploring who you are, then finding statement accessories that reflect your personality. Just because you’re wearing a suit and dress shoes, doesn’t mean you have to look like everyone else! In fact, this is your prime opportunity to have a little fun accessorizing your outfit with our bold and distinctive Men’s Expressive collection.

Coordinate Your Colors

With the popularity of expressive socks, a question that is frequently brought up is “how should I wear colorful socks?” When it comes to color, we suggest that you coordinate your sock color with another item that you’re wearing above the waistline, like a tie or a pocket square. This will help tie your outfit together while letting your personality shine through. While bright and colorful socks are fun and playful, be mindful of wearing socks that could overpower or clash with your outfit. Sometimes less is more!

Exploring Expressive Patterned Socks

Although we are strong advocates for bold sock patterns, we recommend that you look at your outfit holistically, and take notice of any style elements that could potentially clash. If there are loud and patterned elements in your clothing, it may be best to avoid patterned socks altogether and explore solid colors from the Essential Collection instead.

Additionally, matching the pattern of your socks with another pattern that already exists in your look may be overwhelming. For example, if you're wearing a plaid shirt, you may want to avoid the Checked In socks. Or, if you’re wearing striped pants, keep the Get Striped socks for another day. Matching patterns can sometimes look a little too intentional, and not in a good way.

Cuff your Pants to Show a Little More Sock

If you’re really loving the attention your Expressive Socks are getting, don’t hide them from the world! Instead, try cuffing your pants or hemming them to show off your fancy socks. They can serve as a great conversation starter, or even an excuse to try some wild moves on the dance floor. Make sure your pants are hemmed to an appropriate length to avoid them looking like they’ve shrunk or just aren’t a good fit. Get acquainted with your local tailor, or if you’ve got skills on a sewing machine, get a friend or family member to help you measure up. Be sure to wear your go-to dress shoes during this step to get the right length!

Let Your Socks Be the Star

In case you can’t already tell from our men’s sock selection, we are big proponents of socks that show off your unique personality. If your outfit is subdued and doesn’t have any loud elements, throw on a bold pair of socks with a colorful pattern from our Expressive Collection. Ultimately, wearing bold and distinctive socks is all about and adding some spice to your outfit. The more toned down the rest of your outfit is, the more striking your socks will be in comparison. Although it may seem daring at first, don’t be afraid to try new things!

Add Subtle Visual Interest with Textures

Looking for something more subtle to match your casual outfit of the day? Try experimenting with a little texture or ribbing with our Boot Socks Collection for a bit more interest. Just because you’re wearing solid colored socks, doesn’t mean you have to tone down the intrigue. Ribbed and Cable Boot Socks are available in earthy tones and the seams add a subtle visual interest to keep your style on point.

Keep Your Sock Collection Fresh & Organized

Dressing up in bright & colorful socks have become a very stylish fashion statement for men. To stay on trend, men are signing-up for our Socks SimplifiedTM Subscription Program to help them keep their collection up-to-date! Aside from the benefits of simplifying your sock shopping experience, all of our subscription boxes are designed to be reused as a socks drawer organizer. The more organized you keep your sock drawer, the easier it will be to find the right pair for your outfit. Instead of folding them inside out, try stacking them in a row horizontally. This will give you a great idea of what socks you have available at any given moment.

About our Men’s Expressive Collection

Our sock designers are always working hard at creating the perfect sock style for every occasion. Whether you’re dressing up for a dinner party with our Expressive Collection, getting ready for a casual day out with our Essential Collection, or even staying cozy inside with our Boot Collection  - we’ve got your feet covered!