Every day, somewhere, there is a man who spoils a decent outfit with the wrong pair of socks. Sound like you're exaggerating right now? Well, I'm not! Your socks make a big difference in your appearance. Let me give you more details.
If you saw a man dressed in a classy navy three-button suit with a cream shirt and brown tie, he would look pretty cool, right? Now, what happens when you sit down and the legs of your pants are raised slightly to reveal the white sports men’s socks?
Even if he's wearing the most stylish pair of camel oxford shoes you've ever seen, the bulky white cotton flash between the top of his shoes and the bottom of his trouser cuffs is more likely to catch your eye.
So what are the basic rules for wearing dress socks? Are:
Wear only white cotton socks for sports and housework. There are no exceptions to this rule. This can come as a bit of a surprise because white socks are seen quite often as streetwear. But even jeans should be worn with black, gray or brown socks.
Dress shoes must be worn with dress socks. This means that you should not select socks based solely on color. The thickness and texture are also relevant. Sports socks (even if they are black or another color) tend to be ribbed and thick.
Therefore, they will be stacked on top of dress shoes. Dress socks, on the other hand, are made of a thinner, thinner material that will easily slip into your dress shoes and won't pile up on top. Dress socks are a must when choosing an outfit for an enjoyable event, like a wedding, or when deciding what to wear to an interview.