You might not think about them all that often, but socks are some of the most important items in your closet. You (should) wear them every day and they’re responsible for separating your stinky, sweaty feet from those gorgeous white sneakers you recently purchased. This important role they play in your wardrobe and the usage they get warrants them as something you ought to splash your cash on every so often.
Apart from their important functional role, socks can become an accessory. Like any accessory, socks can be a great way to show off your personality to those around you. Are you that clean-cut American Psycho-esque banker? Or your offices’ resident larrikin? Well, your socks are one way to suggest to others which you might be.
Once you’ve figured that out, you’re ready to check out our list of the best sock brands for men.
Bonobos priorities everyday comfort in their clothing and their socks hold true, to this ethos. Made from a selection of high-quality materials, Bonobos socks will get you through the workweek and into the weekend in the utmost comfort.
Started in Glasgow, Ted Baker originally made shirts and has grown to offer everything a man could need. Their socks feature the brand’s iconic patterns and are of high quality.
Since 2008, Happy Socks has been making flashy, exciting socks for everyone. Their ultimate aim is to make people happier in their everyday lives. Not only do they look great, Happy Socks are some of the comfiest socks you’ll find.
Frank & Oak
Frank & Oak believe that the current trends of the fashion industry as a whole are unstainable and unethical. To combat this, they offer products that are ethically responsible and environmentally sustainable.
The famous German label, Hugo Boss is famous for its minimalistic, clean-cut looks that embodies Germany’s culture as a whole. Their socks are no different and are made to the highest standards.
Since 1937, Pantherella has been making high-quality socks for men. They use a range of materials and are available in both subdued and bold patterns. They have an almost invisible, hand-linked toe seams for unparalleled comfort.
J. Crew makes classic clothing items with a twist, their socks are no different. Available in a range of lengths, materials, and patterns J. Crew socks should be your go-to for this essential staple.
Founded in Japan, Chup focus on making the best socks possible and boy do they deliver. For the last few decades, they have made a name for themselves in the sock world.
Anonymous Ism creates socks from unique materials and patterns with a distinct focus on quality. Their take on socks is very modern and also focuses heavily on comfort.
For decades, Charles Tyrwhitt has been making great business shirts. After broadening their range, they now also offer socks, perfect for any corporate hotshot.
Marcoliani is based in Milan and pays homage to the traditional sock making techniques in combination with modern designs. They use only the finest fabrics and quality control.
Luxury streetwear brand Off-White is the brainchild of Louis Vuitton creative director Virgil Abloh. The sought-after label's sock collection is perhaps better-suited to casual office workers than the more corporate type, but make a great addition to a laidback weekend look.
Made in chilly Wales, Corgi socks are some of the warmest and most comfortable around. Available in a range of cotton, wool and cashmere blends, Corgi socks will have a pair to suit your needs. They even have a Royal Warrant.
Hackett, a Saville Row tailor, isn’t the first brand you think of when it comes to socks but their attention to detail and focus on quality renders them a good proposition for your next pair of favourite socks.
Reiss is a British brand that seems to be at the height of style at the moment. Their socks are crafted for comfort and designed for style.
Started by a group of friends in New York City that all shared a passion for surfing, coffee, and art culture, Saturdays NYC is now a brand that embodies those passions. Their socks are minimalistic and ultra-comfortable.
Famous for his iconic stripes design, Paul Smith has a range of socks that a sophisticated yet flashy. As will all Paul Smith products, they’re made to the highest standards.
New & Lingwood
A gentleman’s outfitter, New & Lingwood is a traditional British menswear outfitter with a twist of modernity. They have an enormous range of socks to suit any style.
London Sock Company
Built on the belief that great socks can inspire confidence, London Sock Co. helps people be the best version of themselves through quality made socks and quintessential English design.