The K&A Guide to Socks
When considering your outfit in the mornings, perhaps the farthest thing from your mind will be the pair of socks you’re going to wear. After all, they aren’t going to make or break an outfit. Socks are just a subtle accessory and are therefore often passed over, but a good pair of socks can add fantastic flair – especially to a suit.
Your socks will go unnoticed for most of the day, allowing you to get away with even the most vibrant of colours with little cause for concern. They will only be displayed when you sit or perhaps whilst climbing stairs, and the trouser rides up the leg a little.
For a subtle expression of personality, a bold, patterned sock might be a great way of expressing fun and style in an outfit, without compromising the smart look of a suit.
If you’d rather keep your look sharp and elegant, consider a block colour to compliment your suit trousers, or a subtle pattern in tonal colours. Where possible, match tones to your shoes and suit. Warm tones like burgundy, forest green and navy work best with brown shoes, where colder colours like ice blue, grey and teal work best with black shoes.
If you wear a waistcoat, matching your socks to the lining colour is a nice touch, and just helps to tie the outfit together from top to bottom. Match accent colours from your suit to your socks to showcase an impeccable attention to detail!
Weddings are a fantastic opportunity to have fun with socks. Use your socks to tie into your colour scheme – matching bridesmaid dresses, floral arrangements, pocket squares, ties etc. A well chosen pair of socks will pull the whole look together and show friends and family what a dapper, stylish gent you are!
A pair of quality socks will set you back less than £10, making them a great way to alter the feel of your outfit without breaking the bank. A word of warning though: much like a good suit, you get what you pay for. Quality socks use cotton rich fibers, heat resistant elastic, and reinforce their toe seams. As a purveyor of good quality in a bespoke suit, carry that eye for fine things right down through to your ankles.
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