1. Dress Socks Basics: Material, Color & Length

    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.

  2. Reasons To Love Knee High Socks

    Shopping for socks can be extremely stressful. If you are well connected with your style and you are looking to make sure that your socks are just as fabulous as the rest of your wardrobe, then mismatched socks from Orange Beld are for you! Unfortunately, with all of the socks that we have available, you’ll have to make some pretty big decisions, like if knee high socks are right for you! So, let’s jump right into why knee high socks are far better than any ankle sock on the planet.

    Knee socks are very simple, and their name explains exactly how high they’ll go, straight up to the knees. History states that knee high socks were first developed by Catholic schools and because they have been part of many classic school girl outfits, they became more popular than ever before. Of course, when you shop online with Orange Beld, you will be able to have fun with your striped knee high socks and mismatch them with one another while sporting your favorite pair of pants, shorts or skirt. Knee high socks are perfect for almost any outfit, especially if you live in a cooler climate. These socks are soft enough to keep your skin feeling comfortable, and they’re made with high quality materials that wick the sweat away from you when you’re feeling a little warm. If we’ve convinced you that knee high socks are the way to go, you better start shopping online for a pair of knee high socks that you’ll absolutely love!

  3. Sock Rules Everyone Must Know Part 2

    Socks are part of our everyday lives, and without them our feet could be susceptible to coldness or worse, blisters and abrasions. Many of us don’t think twice when picking out which socks to wear for the day, but there are many rules you should consider when opening up your sock drawer. We’ve already told you that you should never wear socks with holes or stains, and that your socks should always match your wardrobe. Here are the final sock rules that you never be breaking.

    1. Wearing knee high socks will benefit you further, especially if you’re trying to impress. Although it can be hard to find designer socks, or striped knee high socks that you love for that matter, knee high socks are a better bet. History of opinions say that men should never expose their bare legs intentionally, which means that wearing a knee length sock or at least a middle ankle-dress sock is your best bet.
    2. Don’t wear a sock that doesn’t match the rest of your ensemble or dress level. If you’re wearing shorts and tennis shoes, a knee high sock probably wouldn’t be anyone else’s first pick, try a sporty ankle sock! However, if you’re wearing a suit and tie, a knee high sock would be best.

    We hope that you’ve enjoyed learning the most common sock rules that everyone must know! If after reading these rules you realize that you must buy some more socks, feel free to visit us online now and find some that would be perfect for your wardrobe! Contact us online now with any questions.

  4. What Do Vertical Stripes Say About Your Personality?

    Believe it or not, socks can say a lot about your personality. Okay, maybe not the socks in their entirety, but the design that you choose to wear on these mismatched socks can say a lot more than you think! At Orange Beld, we have many striped knee high socks, including both horizontal stripe and vertical stripe choices. We wanted to give you a little more information about vertical stripes may say about your personality!

    It is no surprised that many business and formal suit wearers sport vertical stripes. Vertical stripes are a preference that many go-getters choose. Maybe it’s because bold socks are in style, and they’re much more playful, or maybe it is that they are available in bright colors that many people love. Either way, the vertical lines that our striped knee high socks provide are unlike any others.

    Does our definition of vertical socks match your personality? We invite you to start shopping with us online today to find the striped knee high socks that will make your personality shine through even more! Choose between many great color patterns and mismatch your favorite ones to pair them for the perfect ‘match’. Contact us online today if you have any questions or concerns. We also invite you to read more about how our socks are made, and why we chose to provide only packs of threes when it comes to our mismatched sock designs.