When I graduated college (20 years ago), I worked for a conservative public accounting firm/consulting firm. Suit and tie were expected.
I wore patterned socks every day, and a lot of bold socks. On days that I had big meetings, I would wear more subtle patterns. Generally, everything matched my tie or braces or pants in some way.
- A glen plaid pair with a grey suit
- Maroon socks with blue when I was wearing a maroon tie
- Some paisleys that...