For the past couple of years you may have noticed a growing trend in men’s fashion. Peeking out from under tailored suits… a splash of bright color. A hint of bold pattern. This newfound interest in eye-catching footwear correlates to a few other trends in fashion. First, men are taking a greater interest in fashion generally. Men are paying more attention to the cut of their suits, the watch on their wrist, and, it turns out, the socks on their feet. Second, the recent trend for slimmer, slightly cropped trousers creates an opening for men to flash a bit of ankle above the shoe.
A year ago, the fashion world saw an uptick in loud colors and patterns in men’s socks. More recently the patterns and colors are a bit more toned down. The sock color is still an accent to the suit, but it is more cohesive with the entire look. These are a few of our favorite designer socks for men available now.
You cannot leave Paul Smith out of any conversation about bold men’s socks. The designer has been behind many of the “crazy” socks fashionable men have been sporting. We love this pair from Barney’s because the contrast of the colored stripes is more subdued than some of his other designs. The Italian made socks will still grab attention without being distracting.
These beautiful Alexander McQueen socks feature a bolder oxblood red color accented with white polka dots. The signature McQueen skull adorns the top of the sock, but it is not where it would be easily noticed in regular wear. Again, this is a fabulous way to add a hint of personality to your outfit without going over the top.
Show a flash of luxury every time you sit down by wearing these branded Gucci socks. The classic Gucci logo creates a subtle red pattern all over the navy socks.
These socks by Etro are easily the wildest pair of socks on our list. We appreciate how, from a distance, the repeated pattern appears to be just a typical sock pattern. Only when you look closer do you see that the pattern is actually made of pairs of little penguins!
London Sock Co.
If you would like to start your fashion sock collection quickly and easily, check out this 15 sock set from London Sock Co. The set features a range of colors and patterns that will add interest to any outfit.
Are you on board with this new trend in men’s fashion? Bold socks make a strong statement, but is it one that you would personally make? Sound off in the comments! Looking for some designer shoes to wear with your new colorful socks? Check out our picks for the best designer men’s shoes!