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The Most Stylish Dress Socks for Men

By August 2, 2021No Comments
The Most Stylish Dress Socks for Men

While only a small part of an outfit, dress socks can have a big impact on both your overall outfit and your day. Picking the right pair of stylish dress socks to complement your ensemble and keep your feet in good condition is one of the many cornerstones of a great outfit. But dress socks aren’t just about how they look. There are numerous other considerations when trying to pick a great pair of men’s dress socks. Comfort, durability, water resistance, moisture-wicking and even antimicrobial properties are all features to ponder when picking up the ideal pair for your feet.

In the buying guide below, we’re going to cover some of the best dress socks for men available on the market, including our top picks for summer, winter, weddings, or even just a fun conversation starter.

OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

BEST OVERALL MEN’S DRESS SOCKS

Our favourite recommendation on this list is by far the Atlas Crew Socks by Ministry of Supply. These socks are made with a coffee-infused fabric that neutralizes odour and uses specially engineered ventilation patterns (based on science) to keep your feet cool. Plus, they’re 40% recycled materials – which is a nice touch.

BEST MEN’S DRESS SOCKS FOR HOT WEATHER

Our go-to dress socks for hot weather are the Tommy John Go Anywhere® Socks. The standout feature of these socks is that they have ‘zoned’ ventilation to keep your feet cool and dry during the summer. They also have ‘zoned’ cushioning, added arch support and some light compression to promote good circulation in your feet.

BEST MEN’S DRESS SOCKS FOR WINTER

We’ve chosen the Mack Weldon Cashmere Extended Crew Sock as the best winter dress socks because not only will they keep your feet nice and warm during the colder months, but they have such a soft and luxurious feel; that you’re unlikely ever to want to take them off!

BEST FUN MEN’S DRESS SOCKS

If you’re looking for some fun novelty socks to show some personality and get some conversations going, Bonangel’s Men’s Novelty Dress Socks are a great addition to your wardrobe. They come in a range of fun and colourful designs and are mostly cotton to keep your feet cool and fresh in the process.

BEST DRESS SOCKS FOR A WEDDING

We absolutely have to recommend the Bombas Men’s Ribbed Knee-High Socks as the ideal men’s dress socks for weddings because of their classic style and a sure-fit cuff that will keep them in place all day long. Plus, for every pair you buy, Bombas will donate a pair to a homeless shelter, so you can enjoy your evening knowing that your purchase made a small difference to someone in need.

1. Bombas Men’s dress knee-high solid socks

These men’s dress socks have a classic but reserved knee-high style, but the reason that they make this list is comfort. Bombas uses a proprietary ‘Honeycomb’ arch support that keeps your feet supported and comfortable throughout the day. If style and comfort aren’t enough for you, Bombas also donates one sock to homeless shelters for every one you buy (though we’d recommend getting at least two, obviously).

Key Features

  • Cushioned footbed
  • Lightweight knit
  • Honeycomb arch support system
  • Y-Stitched heel
  • Seamless toe
  • Sure-Fit cuff
  • Stay-Up Technology
  • Achilles Cushion

Specifications

  • Brand: Bombas
  • Material: 75% cotton, 15% polyester, 5% nylon, 5% spandex
  • Colour: Black, Charcoal, Midnight Navy

2. Boldfoot Premium Colorful Patterned socks

These premium quality men’s socks come in a range of unique patterned designs, each as stylish as the last. If you’re looking for dress socks that are smart but help to show a little you, these might be the socks for you. Every pair comes with three months ‘sock insurance’, which covers you against any rips, tears, or holes, no questions asked. Boldfoot also gives 5% of all profits from their sales directly to organizations that support US military veterans, which is a nice touch.

Key Features

  • Stylish, patterned designs
  • Three months sock insurance included
  • American-made
  • 5% goes to support of US war veterans

Specifications

  • Brand: Boldfoot
  • Material: 75% supima cotton, 23% nylon, 2% spandex
  • Colour: Various (patterned)

3. Gold Toe Men’s Metropolitan over-the-calf dress socks

Gold Toe’s AquaFX® technology helps to regulate moisture by wicking away moisture from the skin. This means that even if you have to run for the bus, your feet will remain cool and dry when wearing their Metropolitan over-the-calf dress socks. You’ll look the part doing it, too, thanks to the classic long-form design with Gold Toe’s iconic gold tips.

Key Features

  • Machine-washable
  • Aqua FX moisture control
  • Authentic 1×1 rib construction
  • Reinforced heel and toe

Specifications

  • Brand: Gold Toe
  • Material: 100% nylon
  • Colour: Black + Gold

4. Boardroom Socks Navy Pima Cotton Mid Calf Dress Socks

There’s little to say about these socks other than that they’re excessively comfortable for such a low price point and a really smart addition to any work-day ensemble. Classic ribbed design, soft Pima cotton, and reinforced toes and heels to keep the holes at bay – what more could you ask for, really?

Key Features

  • Mid-calf length
  • Classic ribbed style
  • Reinforced heel and toe

Specifications

  • Brand: Boardroom Socks
  • Material: 74% Pima cotton, 23% nylon, 3% spandex
  • Colour: Navy

5. Mack Weldon Silver Extended Crew Dress Socks

These stylish dress socks for men by Mack Weldon are produced from a specially curated collection of materials, including their very own Ionic+™️ ‘Silver’ material blend, which is specifically engineered to fight odour. As well as a nice selection of solid colours available, these socks also come in an array of stylish patterned designs, which can help show off your unique flair.

Key Features

  • Anti-odor ‘Silver’ material blend
  • Stylish patterned or solid colour designs

Specifications

  • Brand: Mack Weldon
  • Material: 85% cotton, 10% Ionic+™️ Silver, 4% nylon, 1% elastic
  • Colour: Various (solid or patterned)

6. Tommy John Go Anywhere Socks

Tommy John’s luxury men’s dress socks are built with three things in mind: comfort, airflow, and support. While touting a stylish finish, these socks are engineered from the ground up for peak performance, and they don’t disappoint. A specially-designed ‘InvisiGrip®’ technology helps to keep the socks in place as you go about your day, so you can say goodbye to those annoying clumps and creases you can sometimes end up with if you’re on the go a lot. These socks also feature a special zoned cushioning and ventilation blueprint to provide the right support and airflow where it’s needed most, as well as some light compression to promote circulation.

Key Features

  • InvisiGrip® technology
  • ‘Zoned’ ventilation
  • Additional arch support
  • ‘Zoned’ cushioning for increased support, comfort, and wear
  • Light compression for improved circulation

Specifications

  • Brand: Tommy John
  • Material: 57% nylon, 37% polyester, 6% spandex
  • Colour: Chocolate Brown, White

7. Falke Men’s Airport Socks

Merino wool is known for its unique temperature-regulating properties. It’s also known for being a great material for keeping odours at bay in the winter months. If you’re looking for a comfortable and durable pair of dress socks that will weather the colder days, Falke’s men’s ‘Airport’ socks are a great choice for you.

Key Features

  • Thermal temperature-relating wool
  • Machine-washable
  • Inner cotton layer for extra comfort

Specifications

  • Brand: Falke
  • Material: 60% virgin wool, 23% cotton, 15% polyamide, 2% elastane
  • Colour: Black, Dark Navy, Brown, Dark Grey, Red, Royal Blue, Grey, Beige, Sand, Brown, Black, Blue

8. Ministry of Supply Atlas Crew Socks

These fashionable dress socks feature a unique coffee-infused yarn engineered to capture bad odours at the root (or should we say the foot) of the problem. These socks also have a ‘targeted’ ventilation system that is designed around body heat studies for optimal airflow performance. The Atlas Crew sock is also made from 40% recycled polyester – helping to support the circular economy and reduce unnecessary waste at no expense of quality.

Key Features

  • Targeted ventilation patterns based on body heat studies
  • Odor-absorbing coffee-based yarn
  • Body-mapped cushioning
  • Hydrophobic fibres wick moisture from the skin
  • Made with 40% recycled materials

Specifications

  • Brand: Ministry of Supply
  • Material: 40% coffee-infused recycled polyester, 40% cotton, 20% elastane
  • Colour: Various (patterned)

9. Drake’s Wool mid-calf socks

If you’re looking for premium-quality dress socks that are teeming with classic British style, look no further than Drake’s. Drake’s has an almost 50-year history with fine textiles that’s very evident in the quality of these socks. Made from 80% wool, Drake’s mid-calf socks are simple yet stylish and come in a selection of sophisticated colourways to match any ensemble.

Key Features

  • Mid-calf length
  • Italian made
  • 80% wool material

Specifications

  • Brand: Drake’s
  • Material: 80% wool, 20% nylon
  • Colour: Forest Green, Navy, Charcoal, Air Force Blue, Orange, Purple

10. Gold Toe men’s Harrington crew socks

A more comfort-focused take on Gold Toe’s classic dress sock design, these men’s crew socks are made with 74% combed cotton in a slightly thicker fabric that’s also cushioned at the sole. A simple yet stylish choice for winter formalwear or work attire.

Key Features

  • Cushioned foot
  • Reinforced toe
  • Machine washable

Specifications

  • Brand: Gold Toe
  • Material: 74% combed cotton, 17% polyester, 6% nylon, 3% spandex
  • Colour: Black, Charcoal, Light Grey, Mauve, Khaki, White, Blue Wave, Navy, Brown, Denim, Washed Blue

11. Mack Weldon Cashmere Extended Crew Socks

We couldn’t help ourselves but revisit Mack Weldon’s collection of dress socks once again to take a look at these luxurious cashmere extended crew socks. Cashmere offers all of the heat retention properties of wool with none of the itchiness, resulting in some of the softest socks you’ll ever treat your feet to. As well as cashmere’s natural shape-retention properties, a durable, double-fibre construction helps prolong the lifespan of these luxury dress socks to last for years to come.

Key Features

  • Soft cashmere material
  • Durable double-fibre construction
  • Seamless toe and heel
  • Extended crew length

Specifications

  • Brand: Mack Weldon
  • Material: 94% cashmere, 6% nylon
  • Colour: Charcoal/Blue/Black, Oatmeal/Heather Grey

12. Bombas Men’s Ribbed Dress Knee High Socks

Another great selection from Bombas’ dress sock line for which they donate a pair of socks for every pair purchased – these knee-high dress socks come in a fashionable ribbed knit made of lightweight, breathable cotton. These stylish men’s socks also come in a collection of specially chosen hues that help to add the perfect splash of colour to complement almost any outfit.

Key Features

  • Lightweight knit
  • Seamless toe
  • Sure-Fit cuff
  • One purchased, one donated policy

Specifications

  • Brand: Bombas
  • Material: 77% cotton, 18% polyester, 3% nylon, 2% spandex
  • Colour: Various (solid)

13. Bonangel Men’s Novelty Dress Socks

Novelty socks are one of the best ways to show off a bit of personality in any outfit. Plus, they make a great conversation starter (or a great gift). Bonangel’s colourful, novelty dress socks come in a huge selection of designs, from classic artwork-inspired designs to fun and funky patterns. These socks are not only eye-catching but also made of 80% cotton, so they are sure to keep your feet cool and fresh throughout the summer months (and in style too).

Key Features

  • Fun, novelty designs
  • Great conversation starter

Specifications

  • Brand: Bonangel
  • Material: 80% cotton, 15% nylon, 5% spandex
  • Colour: Various (patterned)

14. Nice Laundry Personal Edition Socks (Herringbone)

Treat the men in your life to something a bit more personal than your standard dress socks. Nice Laundry offers these fantastic ‘Personal Edition’ herringbone dress socks, which will come monogrammed with the custom initials you provide. You can either choose a ‘varsity-style single-letter embroidery or a 2-3 letter block initial. These socks are a great gift for birthdays, Christmas or father’s day.

Key Features

  • Custom embroidered monogram
  • Herringbone pattern
  • Great as a gift

Specifications

  • Brand: Nice Laundry
  • Material: 80% combed cotton, 19% nylon, 1% spandex
  • Colour: Blue, Grey, Navy

15. Mack Weldon Everyday Crew Socks

Another great pair of socks for getting across your unique style, these everyday crew socks by Mack Weldon come in a selection of unique patterns that both help you stand out from the crowd without standing out like a sore thumb.

Key Features

  • Unique patterned designs
  • Cushioned footbed for extra comfort
  • Seamless toe and heel
  • Extended crew length

Specifications

  • Brand: Mack Weldon
  • Material: 85% combed cotton, 10% spandex, 4% nylon, 1% elastic
  • Colour: Various (patterned)