Men’s socks: the ultimate guide to styling your socks

Men’s socks are an exciting piece of clothing. While some may pay little attention to styling their socks with the rest of their outfit, stylish gentlemen will know that they are a small detail that can either pull an outfit together or serve as an unwelcome distraction.

Anatomic & Co has put together a complete guide on what socks you should be wearing with your outfits.

Plain Dress Socks

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Standard black, grey and navy socks make the best dress socks as they complete a sophisticated look when worn with a smart suit or tuxedo. When wearing a smart suit, always match the colour of your socks with the exact colour of your trousers. Plain white socks with a black or navy suit? No, no, no!

Textured Socks

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Textured socks give your outfit more of an edge, but can add weight to your overall look. These socks work great with brogues and desert boots – just co-ordinate sock colours with the colour of your shoes. These socks can also be a shade darker, lighter or completely different to your trousers.

Statement/ Bright Socks

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Bright and colourful statement socks have become popular in recent times, with more stylish gentlemen adding some extra attention to their outfits. Bright socks work well with plain suits and 1 colour dress shoes. When choosing your colour socks, it’s important to complement them with the rest of your outfit to avoid a clash and looking like a clown.

Patterned Socks

Surprisingly, patterned socks are rather versatile and easy to style. Apart from wearing them with a plain T-shirt, slim jeans and trainers, they can also be worn with a suit for a more dashing look.

Pattern socks that aren’t too bright or colourful work well with suits. Team a pair of polka dot or striped socks with your favourite brogues, lace-ups or even loafers – once again make sure that the socks co-ordinate with the shoes and keep the rest of your outfit simple.

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