Which Socks Should I Wear With a Suit?

Which Socks Should I Wear With a Suit?

Which type of socks do you normally wear with a suit? Some men turn a blind eye to their socks, assuming they have a little-of-no importance. While your socks will remain hidden from plain sight while standing, a portion will be visible when you sit. This is why it's important to choose the right socks for your suit.


Let's first talk about the different fabrics used in the construction of socks. As you may already know, socks are available in a wide range of materials, some of which include cotton, wool, cashmere, silk, and various synthetic blends. With winter right around the corner, many guys are choosing wool socks due to their added insulation and warmth. This is ultimately a personal preference, however, that will not affect the appearance of function of your outfit.


Don't underestimate the importance of choosing socks of the appropriate length for your suit. Why is this important? Well, if your socks are too short, some of your leg/shin may be exposed when you sit down. A good pair of dress socks should rise above the ankles, sometimes stretching all the way up to the knees.


So, what color socks should you wear with a suit? A good rule of thumb is to choose socks in a color that matches your trouser/pants. Doing so will allow your socks to blend into your pant legs, creating a more cohesive, uniform appearance in which everything flows together. If you plan on wearing standard black-colored trousers, for instance, wear a similar pair of black socks. Attempting to wear white socks with black trousers will result in an unflattering appearance that does your outfit no justice.


Of course, you should also consider the comfort (or lack thereof) when choosing socks for a suit. There's nothing worse than being forced to wear stiff socks for eight or more hours per day. A good pair of dress socks should be soft, supportive, and non-abrasive. Socks may seem like an otherwise small and insignificant accessory, especially when compared to the other items in a typical suit. However, they play a key role in both the function and aesthetics of your outfit. This is why it's important to choose the best possible socks for your needs. Following the tips outlined above should set you on the right path to choosing the perfect socks.