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The Most Underrated Noticeable Bottom Accessory for Men - Socks!

Socks for men are often the most underrated but noticeable accessory for a man. Whether you're looking for a special pattern, colors, fabric, brand or even length there's always something to suit your needs. From fashionable appeal to more utilitarian needs that match up with any of our current need, it is possible to find, transform and adapt just what you need in any accoutrement. And if you think socks don't matter than take a look at these do's and don't when it comes to the basic rules of socks and slides!

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Fashion is what you buy. Style is what you do with it. - Nicky Hilton

The sexiest thing about a man wearing socks is that you know he's got them on but when he walks, it exposes his undies.

Suggested Sock Fabric Guide Depending on Each Use

Socks can be constructed from many types of materials including natural fibers like cotton, wool, angora, cashmere to synthetic acrylic, nylon, polyester coolmax, drymax, elastane/lycra/spandex.

  • Daily use: 100% Cotton, Cotton & Polyester blend, Bamboo, Polyester, Spandex

  • Jogging: Bamboo, Polyester

  • Sports: Bamboo, Polyester

  • Outdoor Activities: Wool, Bamboo, Polypropylene

  • Relaxing, Chilling: Cashmere, Wool

  • Wet Activities: Nylon, Spandex

  • Winter wear: Wool, Polypropylene

  • Dress wear: Nylon, Spandex

It makes sense to verify and match each sock with each activity, each fabric serving different purposes and construction techniques to keep your feet happy all day long! nobody likes to sweat for no reason nor ending up with early blisters that could have been prevented with the proper blend of fabric.

So yes, there are some fabric blend considerations to appreciate, especially when practicing sports and high-intensity activities and there are some rather fashion considerations that can take over when the fabric may not be so crucial as the statement we wish to project or the look itself, if you catch my drift.

Sport socks for men (Gym)

This category of great performance socks will feature moisture-wicking/moisture-management fibers and air-circulating ventilation channels to keep your feet dry and comfortable. For running, bamboo & polyester are the best fabrics while 100% cotton is not so good.

  • Invisible Sock

74% cotton (mercerized), 23% polyamide, 3% elastane (Lycra®

  • Sneaker/ankle sock

65% cotton (GOTS®-standard organic cotton), 33% polyamide, 2% elastane (Lycra®)

  • Calf/crew sock

  • Knee high socks


Popular Brand Socks for Men

VANS "Off the wall" Collection

$10 to $15 each | Buy here

Nike Everyday Max Cushioned

Training Ankle Socks | $24 for 3 pairs

Nike Everyday Plus Cushioned

Training Crew Socks (3 pairs) $22

Nike Everyday Plus

Cushioned Tie-Dye Crew Socks

2 pairs, 3 colors | $22

Adidas Running Speed Mesh Team Crew Socks | $15 15 colors

Adidas Running Socks for Men

Speed Mesh Team Crew | $15

Adidas Terrex Techfit

Black/White | $25

  • Merino Wool Socks

Wool Socks are not just a good choice on cold days: thanks to their temperature-regulating properties, Merino Wool Socks keep your feet warm in winter and cool in summer.

Other Merino selection here

  • Business Light Socks

Smooth structure, no ribbing. Silky, wash-resistant shine. 74% cotton (Mercerised Pima cotton), 24% polyamide, 2% elastane (Lycra®)

  • Tone Shade Socks

Smooth structure, no ribbing. Silky, wash-resistant shine. 74% mercerised cotton, 24% polyamide, 2% elastaneelastane (Lycra®) - 9 different pairs included

Business Light Socks Solid Colors here

  • Elegant Knee High Socks

100% cotton (mercerised), also known as Fil d’Ecosse. Ribbed structure for good grip.

  • Novelty Socks sold on Amazon

WeciBor $12.99 on Amazon | WeciBor $18.99 available on Amazon

  • Trendy Low Cut & Hiking Socks by Thorlos

Low cut for everyday use and hiking moderate cushion crew which provides protection and comfort for men prone to blisters, foot pain, or discomfort.

Hiking Socks: Fiber content: 65% THOR • WICK® COOL polyester, 16% nylon, 14% THOR • LON® Acrylic, 5% elastic. Made in the USA.

Low Cut: Fiber content: 81% THOR • WICK® COOL polyester, 18% nylon, 1% elastic.

  • Bamboo Socks

These bamboo socks are the softest and most comfortable performance socks on the market. Prevent sweaty feet, breathable & temperature regulating, odor eliminating. The bamboo fibers in these bamboo socks naturally eliminate odors and will keep your feet smelling fresh even after wearing them all day. If you struggle with smelly feet after a long work day or a strenuous hike, then bamboo socks are exactly what you need.

Bamboo Sports Premium (3 pairs assorted) $24.95 Buy on Amazon

Other length and styles of bamboo fabric socks can be found here on Amazon.

Non-Slip Prima Cotton Invisible Socks

Non-Slip prima cotton socks will have your feet chillin' with a barefoot feel. Comfortable and breathable, these socks are made for all those snug moments in the summer. From slipping on shoes to taking care of your sweaty foot odor, Non-Slip prima cotton socks keep you fresh even when the heat doesn't!

  • Friday Socks at the Office

You can find and encourage independent artists by purchasing a pair of unique design socks on Redbubble.com. It's is a leading Print-On-Demand (POD) online marketplace. Redbubble's products come from the thousands of independent designers and artists who upload their artwork onto the site. When a customer makes a purchase, Redbubble will print the artwork onto the product and ship it to the customer (on demand).

Prices | $12 - $17 each Buy here

Redbubbles socks showcased from top left: 1. Cephalopod by pikaole, 2. Andy Warhol Pop Art by Sher00, 3. Vinyl blue by Sharon Turner, 4. Punk-Rock bands by dima-v 5. Tokyo -A Neon Wonderland by HimanshiShah, 6. Rock Band Posters by Montage-Madness.


The Rule about Socks and Slides

Wearing socks and sandals together is a confusing fashion trend that has taken over the world. It use to be the biggest fashion faux pas of all time. It's controversial in some places, but it seems to be "in" no matter where you go! Some people think it's acceptable, while others find the combination strange or offensive. Based on the current trends, street cultures, sports look, we feel and are of the opinion that, provided you follow a few basics, it can be a very fashion, comfortable and sexy look.

Do's and Don't about Sock & Slides


Don't wear them like geeks or like some hillbillies who grabs just about any color, any dress fabric socks in his drawer and mix it with any style of leather strap sandals. You either go dressy black on black, white on white color sport, you can't mix them both. It will look like this:

Images from top left are from Wikipedia Commons, The Guardian, R2 ItaBR, Wordpress, Business Insider, Flojo2, Daily Express.


You can easily choose to go with the brand look they sell you in store when you purchase your Adidas slides or follow the rule to match a sport slide with a similar color sock. You can wear black leather slides with a black pair of design sock, especially with a Bermuda short.

Images from top left are from Foot Asylum, Reddit, Pinterest, Provivus.se, Quora, Michael84.co.uk, Twitter, Pinterest, socksandsliders.com

  • Our Nordstrom Picks

Bombas Wavy Lesbian Flag Calf $12 | Calvin Klein Houndstooth Socks $14 | Stance Neopoliton $19.99 | Stance $11.99 | Vans $14.95 | Bombas Space Dye No-Show Socks $12 | Bombas ankle socks $12 | Nordstrom Ultra Soft Colorblock $12.50 | Givenchy 4G Logo Socks $125 | HUGO Assorted 2-Pack Ankle $16

We all have different needs and desires when it comes to our clothes, shoes or socks. Depending on what you want out of a sock, there are many styles that can meet your comfort, sex appeal and style goals altogether. With so much information available about fabrics and designs for men's socks, the variety is virtually limitless with hosiery from brands such as Nordstrom, Bombas, Boss, Adidas, Nike, Under Armour, Givenchy, Lacoste, etc.. Consider how each type of fabric impacts where you will wear them—in general 100% cotton, Cotton & Polyester blend, Bamboo feels better against bare skin but wool provides more warmth in colder climates. For those who need something stylish yet comfortable for work or leisurewear the Merino Wool is quite popular and the nylon or spandex.


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