Wearing the Right Dress Socks: Men’s Professional Style Tips

Fancy dress socks and classic dress shoes

Tip #9: Make sure your socks match your pants and shoes. 

Have you ever considered the impact of your socks on your overall appearance? While they may seem like a small detail, the wrong pair of socks can draw unwanted attention and detract from your whole outfit. 

Drawing the Eye 

It's all about directing the eye. When you sit down and your pants leg creeps up, other people's eyes will naturally be drawn to your feet if your sock has a wild pattern or bold color. Whether you're in a business meeting or on camera, you don't want to make a statement with your socks - you want the focus to be on your face. That's why it's important to choose socks that complement your outfit and blend seamlessly with your pants. 

White socks with fancy dress shoes


When/How to Add a Bold Sock 

Of course, this doesn't mean you have to completely forgo patterns and bold colors. They can be a fun addition to your outfit, especially if you're looking to make a statement with your tie or pocket square. But when it comes to your socks, it's best to keep it simple. Choose a base color that matches as closely as possible to your pants, then you can freely add patterns without making them completely stand out. 


Don't underestimate the power of your socks. They can be a quick and easy way to elevate your outfit and show attention to detail. So next time you're putting together an outfit, don't forget to match your socks to your pants while still having fun. 


Derek Burbidge - Owner/Founder of Cardero Clothing
In 2014, Derek rented a suit for his wedding only to later discover the advice he received was terrible and the fit of the rentals was way off. After travelling to Thailand and Europe soon after his wedding he was introduced to bespoke clothing and various timeless styles. As a lover of all things men's fashion, he started Cardero Clothing to keep men from making the same mistakes he did.

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