Socks - what colours are essential?

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  1. The False Prophet

    The False Prophet Senior member

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    I nearly bought a pair of orange socks on B&S til I realised I already have two...
     
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    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    interestingly enough, my boss actually told me last week not to wear light tan socks and to stick to darker colors (yeah he's a special kind of boss I guess)
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  4. Standard Toaster

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    Argyles are all you need.

    Green ones, brown ones, green and brown ones.
     
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    Navy blue, charcoal grey and black

    +1 maybe throw cream/khaki in there as well.
     
  7. Mark L.

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    Alas, I have neither. Can I go back to matching my socks to my trousers, then?

    Yes, that is the way to go. Nothing sillier than a man who seeks to make a statement through his socks.
     
  8. Timeless Fashion

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    If you want to look conservative in a business setting, matching sock color to your pants color is definitely acceptable. If you want to stand out a bit and be more fashion forward, you can mix in different color socks to match your tie, your shirt, etc.
     
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    Gallo socks are really nice, colourful and different from usual ones(still essential)
    As a drawback you can't wear them in any occasion
     
  10. JayJay

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    With business suits I wear solid socks that closely match my pants, but I generally wear argyles with casual clothing.
     
  11. furo

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    What's the conservative answer to pairing socks with khaki, olive, or british tan cotton pants?

    I bought navy and dark brown socks yesterday, will these do the job?
     
  12. Bird's One View

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    Medium brown or olive, darker than the pants.

    You will run in to trouble if the socks are darker than both the pants and shoes, though.
     
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    If you would like to be taken seriously as a professional, it would be wise to stick to Navy, Charcoal, medium grey and brown in mild patterns.

    I enjoy bright socks here and there, but i keep them for the weekends or occasions meant for fun.
     
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    Medium brown or olive, darker than the pants.

    You will run in to trouble if the socks are darker than both the pants and shoes, though.

    I agree. I tend to wear argyles with khaki pants, but if I need a solid for business casual, then I wear a shade or two darker than my pants.
     

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