According to me, socks are the most underrated aspect of our attire. Although, we hardly pay any attention to socks, neither when we are purchasing them nor when are wearing them, they play a very vital role in completing our look. After all these years of wearing them, isn’t it time that we give them a little bit more thought than simply making sure they’re the same colour?
As many of you would know by experience, no part of the outfit is overlooked, from your cuff links to your belt to even your socks. So, when you sit down in your amazing new trousers or chinos, are people going to get an eyeful of that multicoloured, holey sock? Let’s look at some tips on how we can avoid such an incident from happening.
Your pants should dictate the length of your socks. With long pants, you should wear socks that come up above your ankle, but remain below your knee. The idea here is simple-if you are sitting down or crossing your legs, you don’t want any skin showing. For shorts, however, you probably want to stick to very short socks. Some people would advocate not wearing any socks in this situation, but you should choose wearing them to avoid having smelly shoes and feet.
Another consideration is the quality of socks. Those which are already fraying at the seams in a shop, or which have ends of thread sticking out of them, are clearly a poor choice. They may be cheap to purchase but won’t last long, and will be uncomfortable to wear.
Socks may be made from various materials, from man-made fibres, to hemp, or breathable cotton. Man-made fibres, like nylon aren’t suitable if the wearer’s prone to hot, clammy feet that exude an odour when not in natural material. If you’ve sensitive skin certain varieties of socks may make you itch, in-which cases it’s better to buy cotton socks, so you don’t have to suffer.
Is the colour of your socks important for your overall appearance? Ideally socks should match your trousers; but wearing white sock with a formal trouser is a complete no-no. It spells disaster right there. Save your white socks for when you are hitting the gym or while going for a hiking trip.
There are several different styles of socks you can choose from to suit an occasion. General rule of the thumb- for formal occasions (as in a business meeting), keep the style of your socks minimalistic. Go for solid colours or even simple stripes will do.
Fun, novelty socks may be great to wear to a Christmas party, or when with close friends and family, but they will not go down well during a board meeting; hence lose those colourful polka dotted socks.
Choosing the right socks to suit you and your lifestyle can save you from foot trouble, embarrassment and discomfort. Doing so can also be a lot of fun.