how to tell if socks are dress socks?

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  1. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    I have these ones here, not exactly sure if they are dress socks or athletic socks.
     


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    sqweegle Well-Known Member

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    Assuming yours is a serious question (no offence), those are obviously and most definitely athletic socks. Dress socks would be longer, made from a thinner and soother material and would definitely not have a logo on the (not to be confused with a pattern, which would be fine).
     


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    Stylin247 Well-Known Member

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    Lol wut? Athletic
     


  4. iroh

    iroh Senior member

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    Why wouldn't dress socks not have a logo?
     


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    Clyde Senior member

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    Same reason you don't typically find a logo on a suit.
     


  6. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Not dress socks. Not even close.
     


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    Same reason you don't typically find a logo on a suit.

    Athletic socks...definitely, athletic socks.
     


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    iroh Senior member

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    Can they pass for dress socks? They are kinda thin, isn't the difference between a dress sock and a sports sock is the thickness?
     


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    I don't think whether or not there's a logo would be important. Here however, due to the ribbed upper part of the sock one could identify it as a athletic pair of socks.
    Don't use them with a suit. It's makes you look cheap.
     


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    celeste_pista Senior member

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    Can they pass for dress socks? They are kinda thin, isn't the difference between a dress sock and a sports sock is the thickness?

    i'll echo the previous responses and put it bluntly...they are not dress socks and cannot and will not pass as such...
     


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    They are not dress socks. None of my dress socks have logos anywhere other than on the bottom of the foot.

    -LR
     


  13. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Can they pass for dress socks? They are kinda thin, isn't the difference between a dress sock and a sports sock is the thickness?

    No. No.
     


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    They'd go perfectly with a pair of kenneth cole shoes. square toes at that.
     


  15. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    If you consider these dress socks, and had to inquire about it on the Internet, than they're the least of your worries. [​IMG]
     


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