Men's socks come in many different sizes, materials, lengths and designs. While ankle socks are ideal for sports, thermal socks help to lock in heat and are therefore perfect for colder weather conditions. White and black socks work well with formal attire whereas brightly coloured patterned socks offer a fun, relaxed and off-duty style.
Designer Men's Socks
For the fashion conscious man, designer socks from well-known brands such as Nike, adidas , Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith and Pringle are a top choice. Not only do they look stylish but they're also crafted from luxuriously soft materials such as cotton and wool which help to keep feet snug and comfortable throughout the day regardless of the shoes you wear.
Different materials serve different purposes with cotton blends providing a lightweight, easy-breathe option for sports lovers. In contrast, thick, woollen are ideal for wearing round the house on those colder days but are also perfect for camping, trekking and outdoor adventure sports where your feet may be exposed to the elements.
Designer men's socks are usually heavily branded and are usually instantly recognisable thanks to a brand name or logo.
Men's Coloured and Patterned Socks
Men's socks come in a variety of eye-catching colours including red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple. They're also available in a host of stand-out patterns such as zig-zags, dots and stripes. While some socks are bright all over, others have a coloured toe or heel.
One of the main benefits of coloured socks is that they're easy to pair up after being worn and washed. Unlike plain socks which can be hard to match with accuracy, coloured socks stand out amongst a pile of clothes and can be rolled into a ball for when you want to next wear them. Coloured socks are also fun and full of character.
Men's Black and White Socks
Black and white socks are often considered more suitable for formal occasions. This is because they complement the often neutral hues of office attire and won't attract unnecessary attention. Of course, this rule is not set in stone, with brighter socks being used to express one's individual style and personality throughout the working world.
White, grey and black socks also look good with sporty footwear. Both trainer liner ankle socks and longer styles are an appropriate choice for athletes and those who like to keep fit on a regular basis. While black and white socks are typically plain, they can feature novel messages with wedding socks featuring words such as groom, father of the groom, father of the bride, best man and usher.