The Best Men's Fashion Socks And How To Style Them | Advice From Our Stylists

The Best Men's Fashion Socks And How To Style Them

Spruce up your outfit with the perfect pair of socks. They say a cool guy always wears cool guy socks. Well it is true that when it comes to men’s attire there is no better place to have some fun with funky men’s socks or any bright colored socks for men. Our helpful guide will assist you in picking the perfect sock for a multitude of occasions and some of the coolest socks for guys that you’ll find this season.

The featured image is a close up of the Talbot Cap Toe Lace Up in Brown Multi.

Avoid Clashing Patterns

If you have a pattern on your pants or stylistic elements on your shoes, you can go one of two ways. In this case, when choosing men’s fashion socks, opt for a plain sock or even a matching pattern, or choose a pattern that’s equally as bold if you’re really aiming to make an impression. But avoid something that would clash. In the picture below, you can see the same geometric element of the shoe design mirrored in the geometric sock pattern. You want to be the center of attention, but not for the wrong reasons. Whenever you’re wondering what to wear, always air on the side of caution, especially when there’s things at stake, like when you’re interviewing for a new job.

The featured image is a close up of the Talbot Cap Toe Lace Up in Brown Multi.
The featured image is a model sitting on a couch, smiling at the camera, and wearing the Powell Cap Toe Oxford in Tan.

Accentuate Complimentary Colors

Instead of going for the tan socks to match your tan suit, opt for a blue, yellow, or even patterned design. If possible, try to match the colors from your shirt to your socks for a well-pulled together look. If you can find a sock with a variety of hues within the same color family (i.e. Navy Blue, Indigo, Royal Blue, Sky Blue, etc.) that makes for a dynamic look that perfectly exemplifies you know a thing or two about style.

The featured image is a model sitting on a couch, smiling at the camera, and wearing the Powell Cap Toe Oxford in Tan.
The featured image is a man sitting on top of a bar wearing a Navy suit and the Balen Moc Toe Double Monk in Tan.

Match your Tie or Pocket Square

Explore symmetry in your outfit by pairing your socks to your patterned pocket square or tie. Similar to pairing your socks with the color of your shirt, if you’re really dressing to the 9’s, the next best thing is pairing with one of these items. It’s sometime difficult to find an exact pattern match between your tie or pocket square and socks, so aim to find something that matches colors and textures. It pulls your look together and makes your outfit go full-circle.

The featured image is a man sitting on top of a bar wearing a Navy suit and the Balen Moc Toe Double Monk in Tan.
The featured image is of a pair of Brown Stacy Adams shoes.

Color Coordinate with your Pants

If you’re looking for a casual sock that isn’t necessarily super bold, opt for a color that’s similar to the pant color you’re wearing. This creates a look that shows you’re put together but also know how to go the casual route. You don’t always have to be flashy and bold with bright colors and prints, sometimes a subtle color pairing is the best way to go.

The featured image is of a pair of Brown Stacy Adams shoes.
The featured image is of a model sitting on concrete park steps and wearing Blue Stacy Adams shoes.

Go No-Show or Sockless

Wearing no-show socks is best for the summertime and when you want to take your outfit to the next level. No-shows are the perfect way to reap the benefits of a sock without compromising style. And, they take your look to an instant 10 out of 10. Sockless is another great option as it allows you to move freely and you’ll never have to worry about sock slippage. Whichever option works best for you is great! There’s no wrong choice. Plus, many shoes are becoming much more sockless friendly with their construction and design.

The featured image is of a model sitting on concrete park steps and wearing Blue Stacy Adams shoes.