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The Best Sock and Shoe Pairings For Spring

The founder of Soxiety, Edoardo Cela, put it best when he said that socks are a great way to show that you care about details. He believes they reveal much more about a man than even his shoes. I have to agree.

Whether or not you’re interested in personal style, if you have a sense of humor, the atmosphere of your work environment, you can get insight to all these things in that little space between the top of the shoe and the pant leg.

The fun in, well, fun socks, is that unless you’re wearing a seriously cuffed or slightly cropped pair of trousers or jeans, they can’t be seen until you sit down. They’re like a secret style move that is only revealed to those keen enough to notice.

Perhaps you’re not comfortable with a sock that’s anything other than black, gray or tan. True—a bright pattern might not appeal to every guy. However, you can infuse a little festive color (brights!) or a more subdued pattern (stripes!) and not feel like you’re begging for people to stare at your ankles.

If you’re ready to step up your sock situation, check out our guide above for patterns and colors that go well with everything from a black brogue to a suede lace up.

Summer style note: Since perspiration is bound to happen naturally as we head into the warmer months, our beauty editor recommends Burt’s Bees Herbal Deodorant to help keep you (and your feet) smelling fresh while looking sharp.

By Taylor Davies (@shutupilovethat)

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See more of our favorite socks for men, our favorite shoes for under $200, and if socks aren’t your thing, might we suggest a colorful tie?

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