Men's Fashion

4 Types of Socks Every Man Should Own

They say the wardrobe makes a man. In many situations, this is entirely true – or at least a man’s wardrobe allows him to succeed in some of the most challenging situations. If you aren’t convinced, consider the following situations wherein clothing can count for everything:

This adage certainly holds regarding a man’s ability to dress appropriately according to the fashions demanded by a situation, such as formal wear for an important business meeting. It also holds for men engaged in physically demanding jobs or any activities in colder locations where you require extra protection for your feet.

Blending Practicality and Style

Most men require socks for both practical and fashionable situations, but there’s no reason why these features should remain mutually distinct. You can get socks designed to bring added comfort to demanding situations without forgoing a great-looking piece of clothing. You should consider this point when considering these five types of socks that every man should own.

Dress Socks

It doesn’t matter what walk of life you subscribe to; every man should have a few pairs of cute socks that look appropriate with dress shoes and a suit. These socks are a must if you’re going to attend

  • A Wedding
  • Job Interview
  • Funeral
  • Office Function
  • High-Class Arts Events (Theatre, Opera, Ballet)
  • Award Ceremony
  • Graduation

If you only have an old pair of dress socks in your drawer, which are threadbare or full of holes, it is time to upgrade your wardrobe. In fact, if you aren’t comfortable in the dress socks you own for any reason, you should go out sock shopping today.

Thermal Socks

Winter is well on its way. There’s no reason why you should spend the cold season hiding indoors because you’re afraid of a lower temperature. Instead, acclimatize by dressing appropriately for the weather so you can enjoy winter to its fullest.

No matter how well you protect the rest of your body, if you don’t own men’s socks for cold weather, you won’t be able to withstand winter activities adequately. Be sure to sock your wardrobe with plenty of thermal socks so that you’re not stuck indoors through the winter (and remember to always pack at least two pairs for winter adventures, in case one gets wet).

Athletic Socks

Athletic socks are lightweight and maximize comfort and airflow to prevent your feet from overheating or adding superfluous weight. They are also designed to help prevent injury while pushing your feet to reach their maximum potential, which means less chance of blistering on long runs. While there are many stylish varieties available, athletic socks aim to maximize your performance capabilities while doing exercises like jogging or participating in sports.

Crew Socks

Let’s face it; there are times when you don’t know what kind of activity the day will bring, so you need a sock that will fit any situation. The crew sock is the most popular style of sock for this reason.

Unless you are already committed to matching your socks to every occasion, there’s a good chance you already own a pair of classic crew socks. And while there’s no substitute for matching the appropriate sock to an activity or event, you should also own a few pairs of crew socks for when you don’t know what the day will bring.

Every man should own at least one pair of each of these types of socks, but you’ll probably want to own a few. While there’s no doubt that dressing appropriately in formal situations is a key to any man’s success, you’ll survive a fashion faux pas better than you will a winter hike without thermal wear. Get started on a new wardrobe for your feet today with a pair of warm thermal socks.