Let your personality shine!

Dressing well on a daily basis can get overwhelming if you aren’t sure how to let your personality shine through. An easy way to show everyone what kind of personality you have is with bold designer socks. In our previous post, we shared with you why socks matter and what makes a great dress sock. Today we will be going through why the color, length and material matters when choosing a great designer sock.

Sock color matters.

You may not think that the color of socks you wear matter, but in all reality, they do! Socks don’t have to match your trousers exactly, but they should go with the outfit all together. However, this doesn’t mean that you can’t wear mismatched socks! Mismatched socks are a great way to show your personality, while at the same time staying professional in dress clothes. Black used to be everyone’s go-to dress sock, but now men are getting more and more savvy with their range of dress styles, and wearing mismatched socks are just one way to do this.

Sock length matters.

Many men are aware that when they wear trousers, their socks should be longer than ankle length. Knee high socks are comfortable and even relaxing. Knee high socks are also referred to as hose or hosiery. This name was developed years ago when people thought exposed skin, even on men, was scandalous and unsightly. A great business and dress sock should go halfway up the calf, if not all the way, to just under the knee. Not only does this provide comfort, but you won’t have to worry about your skin showing when you sit down.

Sock material matters.

There are so many different materials that socks are made out of. Depending on which brand you go with, you could be wearing a variety of different materials, including synthetics, polyester, nylon, cotton and wool. There are many different reasons why you should go with certain materials over others, but there is no “ideal” sock material. Some people may like wool over cotton, but many companies offer materials that are a blended material that is actually trademarked. Here’s what you should know about each material.

  • Cotton absorbs sweat off the skin, but it is not a material that wicks the sweat away. This means that you sock will be wet, which could cause your feet to be wet as well. The wetness will not evaporate quickly.
  • Synthetics are the answer for most companies and manufacturers. Fibers that a generally used encourage wicking, but won’t be as great as wool.
  • Wool can breathe easy and provide great wicking to help get moisture away from the body quickly. Wool can help regulate your body temperature in both hot and cold environments.

In the end, play around with different socks and find which sock material your feet like the best, because everyone will be different.