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For the Gentlemen - how to choose

socks for your clothes


There is a misconception amongst men that socks are just that - socks. They are functional accessories to keeping your feet warm, right?  

Wrong. As new fashion trends have emerged, so has the sock trend. There are ways you can get it wrong and wrong happens far too often. To quell these common mistakes, take a read of the sock no-no's and how to correctly pair your socks with the outfits you sport.

The white socks

White socks are for the gym and should never, ever be worn unless you are participating in physical activity. Essentially, they are sport socks. Laugh if you want, but it’s a common mistake we see all the time.

Wearing *any socks with dress shoes

Dress Shoes should always be worn with dress socks. It is not OK to wear sports socks of any colour, even black, with business shoes.

Sports socks are usually ribbed and made of a heavier cotton material and the bulkiness of the heavier fabric tends to make it bunch over the dress shoe. Not to mention that ribbed gym socks will look ghastly against your stylish leather shoes.

Colour coordination

The general rule is that you should match your sock colour with your pants, and not your shoes. However, there are some great pant-sock-shoe coordinations that don't generally abide by this rule.

Exposed skin

If you’re flashing skin over the top of your socks, then they are too short. This includes showing flesh when you’re sitting.

In saying that, during summer the above rule for with loafers or sneakers is not valid.

No rolling or folding

Wear your socks pulled straight up.

As for folding your socks down, you add unnecessary bulk around the ankles, especially in slim pants. Avoid that, it's not looking good.

Socks & shorts

If you’re wearing shoes with shorts, then keep your socks as short as possible. Better still, get yourself a pair of no-show or invisible socks. They’re not just for the ladies!

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