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    Why Your Socks Should Match Your Pants

    Why Your Socks Should Match Your Pants

    Socks can be the make-or-break part of your ensemble. Sure, the suit, shirt, and tie are important, and you need to pick out shoes to wear over the socks, but those other items aren’t nearly as crucial (unless you are trying to decide on a quality bow tie). When deciding on your socks, there are two vastly different routes you can go down: whacky and mis-matched to your outfit, or matching and subtle, but with the right amount of pop. We can’t give you any advice if you choose to go down the route of the former, but if you do choose to match, we have some tips for why it’s good to go with your pants, not your shoes or belt.

    Your Shoes Should Match Your Belt

    Firstly, you should match your socks with your pants because your shoes have already found their partner: your belt. They are far enough away from each other that they are not cramping each other’s style, but with the buffer that is your legs, a matching shoe and belt combination looks sharp and well put together. There’s no better way to complete your outfit than a matching (or nearly matching) shoe and belt duo. Also, if your shoes and socks match, it might give off the appearance that you are wearing odd hightop dress shoes. Unless you’re going for the classics courtesy of Mr. Taylor, steer clear of that look.

    We constantly bring this up, but pants have an affinity for riding up and showing some calf, covered or not. If you are the type who doesn’t feel the need to show any lower leg, matching socks are almost an extension of your pants, but not the bad way that we mentioned above in the shoe-matching scenario. Instead, socks that match your pants provide flare and enough of a difference to know they are socks, but without drawing attention to the fact that your pants are not at their proper place.

    You Look Like You Know What You’re Doing

    When buying socks, you are most likely not wearing the pair of pants they will need to match. In fact, it’s almost impossible to wear every pair of pants for which you need some matching socks. If you come out of the store with socks that nearly match multiple pairs of pants, people will notice. Taking the time to know the patterns and colors will show onlookers that you have a grasp on how to dress and what colors work best together. Doing this will prove that your style is unparalleled and that your sock game is not to be messed with.

    Wits and Beaux is here to help you take your style to the next level. Our over-the-calf socks and bow ties are unparalleled in fashion and functionality. The modern gentleman needs to constantly improve and build a wardrobe, and our sock and tie collection can’t be beat. Check out our newest styles and find the best one for you today!

    Why Your Socks Should Go Above the Calf

    Why Your Socks Should Go Above the Calf


    For years, you gentleman (and ladies, perhaps) have probably stuck with the old go-tos when it came to socks: no show athletic, ankle or mid-calf athletic, wool, and that worn-out dress pair your mom made you wear to church or weddings you didn’t want to go to. Now that you’re here, it seems like you are aiming to step up your style game, and starting at the foot and ankle is a good choice. You may be looking for socks that are just a bit longer than what you’re used to, going to about mid-to-top calf. Well, folks, that’s great, but you’re looking for the wrong thing. When it comes to stylish dress socks, you are looking for socks that will rise and rest firmly above your calf. You may be thinking that sounds crazy and that these socks will have way too much material, but trust us. Wits & Beaux has some tips to help you choose the most dapper foot underwear to fit your style and tell you exactly why over-the-calf is the way to go.

    No More Fuss

    Have you ever worn your socks for an entire day, but by lunchtime they had fallen and bunched up around the ankle, making you have to continually pull them up until you get home? This is because the material stretches around your calf and cannot stay around the widest part of your lower leg. Rather than cling to it, the material stretches and wiggles its way downward in hopes of finding some place more appropriate for the width of the sock. When you wear over-the-calf socks, you eliminate this issue entirely. Because the socks will go over the thickest part of your lower leg, they will stand tall and grip properly, eliminating the downward slide with which too many men are familiar.


    If you sit down, cross your legs, or do any movement that causes your pant leg to rise up, your socks will be visible. Not only do you want them to be stylish and have appealing designs, you also want them to cover your leg. What good are dress pants if they rise up and show some leg anyway? In order to best present yourself, wearing tall, fashionable dress socks will bring your look together while also preserving the classic look for which you are going.

    Quality Sock

    A sock that covers the calf is one which you will seldom have to worry about the quality. With more material comes more craftsmanship and work put into the construction. Often, you will find socks that are stretchy and can fit multiple sizes, but these will often wear out after a few washes. Finding a quality sock that has plenty of material, fits different leg types, while also ensuring it will stay up after multiple outings, is crucial in finding the right sock. If you can find a pair like this, like the ones here at Wits & Beaux, you know it is quality and worth your purchase.

    Wits & Beaux is proud to provide quality dress socks and bow ties for the modern gentleman. If you are looking for quality, stylish products, we are your one-stop shop. Take a look at our selection and pick out your new favorite tie or pair of socks today!

    Proper Dress Sock Etiquette

    Proper Dress Sock Etiquette

    Dress socks are not just to be worn with your suit anymore. With the numerous styles and colors being developed everyday, socks are one of the clothing items you can utilize with any outfit to make it your own. As one of our specialties, the Wits and Beaux team wants to give you some tips on how to best wear your socks to make your next outfit truly pop. Afterward, we suggest you browse our selection and pick out a few pairs because, as you’ll see, variety is key!

    Dress Socks Should Be Thin

    Wool socks are great for early morning hunts or trudging through a snowstorm. They keep your feet warm and dry, which is great when the circumstances call for it. However, when you are searching for socks to wear with any other shoe (save athletic shoes), you are looking for thin material. When we say thin, we do not mean poorly made, but rather socks that will not prevent you from wearing any sort of shoe with them and adhere to your feet well. This also helps ensure your shoe size is more accurate; thicker socks mean added size to your feet which means you may not get the size appropriate for your actual feet. Choosing socks with the right material will be better for your overall style.

    Cover Your Calves

    Hey, we get it, you want to prove to everyone that you don’t skip leg day, and socks that hide your calves do exactly the opposite. However, Wits & Beaux wants to stress that the right dress socks will and should cover your calf, rising up to just below the knee. Many of you fine gentlemen might be asking why exactly this is important if you are wearing socks with your dress pants or other form of pant (if you’re wearing dress socks with shorts, well, we’re sorry). More often than not, sitting down, crossing your legs, or any other movement that is not standing will cause your pant legs to shift up. This can lead to exposing the bottom part of the leg, and rather than showing off those fine (and potentially hairy) calves, cover them up with the right socks and leave something to the imagination.

    Match Your Pants

    If you are utilizing dress socks in a more conservative way and are trying to match them with another piece of your ensemble, focus on your pants rather than your tie or shoes. The reason for this is because matching to your shoes would be overkill, as those are (theoretically) supposed to match your belt. If you are attempting to match your socks and your pocket square, you could overpower onlookers if the pattern is exactly the same, defeating the purpose of using those two items as statement pieces. Matching your pants will give you the ability to employ the same color scheme without too much similarity, which would be the opposite effect to what you are trying to achieve with a strong sock game.

    Wits & Beaux is here to make sure your dress socks are looking just as dapper and classy as the rest of your outfit. If you are looking to improve your sock collection, need a bow tie to accompany that new pair of socks, or need some other fine fashion accessories, we have you covered. Check out our extensive collection and find your style today!

    Accessorize Your Suit

    Accessorize Your Suit

    When you’re heading to a wedding, finding the right thing to wear is always a priority. Unless you’re one of the groomsmen, you probably won’t have someone telling you precisely what to wear and coming up with an outfit that looks both trendy and dapper can be a challenge, even for the most fashion-forward of us. We wanted to help. Here are a few tips to help you look great at your next big occasion.

    Stick with What You Know

    Sure, you could go out and buy a new suit with a fancy cut that you’ve never worn before, but you don’t have to. If you have a nice suit hiding in the back of your closet and it fits, wear it! You’ll be more comfortable wearing something you know you look good in and that’s half the battle. After all, confidence is key in establishing a trendy style.

    Neckwear Matters

    We know — as bow tie aficionados, we don’t have to tell you how awesome you’ll look in one of our dapper bow ties. If you’re on our site, you already know that they’re far superior to the straight necktie. However, you should always look for a tie that will fit both the suit’s style and show of a bit of our character. Look for a tie that has complementary colors to go with your suit and your shirt. Rather than sticking with a solid color, branch out and choose a patterned tie. You’ll show off your creative side while looking classy. If it’s cold out, don’t be afraid to wear a scarf. The same rules apply; look for a scarf that has a similar color scheme to your bow tie. While you’ll take it off as soon as you’re inside, you’ll still want to look awesome as you walk in.

    Don’t Neglect Your Feet

    Break out of the ordinary when it comes to your socks. Sure, plain black or navy are classy options, but why not show some flair when you’re sitting down? Wits and Beaux has a wide selection of dress socks for men, so we’re sure you’ll find the perfect pair in time for that wedding. Best of all, like our ties, our socks are colorful and trendy. You’ll be able to show off your creative side when your cuffs lift up.

    Stay Classy with Your Shoe Choice

    While we’re huge advocates of showing off your personality when it comes to your neckwear, you can’t go wrong being a bit conservative with your shoes. A solid black or brown oxford is the perfect way to complete your outfit and tie your look together. Sure, there are statement shoes out there, but with fashion, you really can have too much of a good thing in one package. Don’t worry, no one will think you’re boring if you play down your footwear. Just make sure they’re polished leather and leave the hightops in your closet.

    Keep Track of Time

    Very few people actually remember to wear a watch to the wedding. Hey, if it’s a long ceremony, this can make it go a bit faster, but someone should have a watch on. Let that someone be you! Look for a watch with a nice leather band. The color leather should match your shoes and should have a similar polish. As the night wears on and people start wondering how late it is, you’ll be the most popular man there, excluding the groom, of course!

    The next time you’re looking for a high-quality bow tie to complete your outfit, stop by Wits & Beaux. We have a wide selection of patterned dapper bow ties sure to strike your fancy. Browse our collection and order today!

    How to Pick a Bow Tie for Your Wedding

    How to Pick a Bow Tie for Your Wedding

    Getting married is one of the best and most stressful days of your life, but the work that you have to put in leading up to your special day is incredibly strenuous. You and your bride-to-be will have to find a caterer, a venue, a bartender, and a DJ, and the last thing on your mind will be picking out the perfect bow tie. We get it. That’s why we’ve put together a little guide to help you find the best tie for your wedding day.

    Always Consult Your Bride

    Remember, the wedding day is important for both of you, but it’s far more likely that your bride has a clearer vision of how she wants the ceremony to look on film. Most brides even pick out dresses long before you propose, so be ready to accept any suggestions she has. That said, be sure to discuss your preferences with her. If you love a wild and zany bow tie from Wits & Beaux, show her a picture! She might end up loving it as much as you do, especially if it incorporates her color scheme.

    Groomsmen Can Rock Patterns

    If your bride insists on a traditional black tie, ask her about your groomsmen’s attire. She might be a bit more flexible with patterns and colors for your best man than she will be for you. After all, the two of you will be the ones featured in the wedding photos, while your best man gets to hold your jacket. Remember, groomsmen don’t have to have ties that match yours. You should stand out from the crowd! Typically, brides will be happy with your groomsmen’s attire as long as it complements the colors her bridesmaids are wearing

    Express Yourself

    Just because your bride has an idea in mind doesn’t mean you should accept it without complaint. Remember, the day is special for you, too. While you might want to bend over backwards just to reduce her stress levels, you should still have some freedom to pick a tie and accessories that you’ll love. Ideally, look for a bow tie that you’ll wear again. At Wits & Beaux, we have some of the best and most vibrant dapper bow ties on the market! Better still, we have an extensive color collection, so we’re pretty sure you’ll find something she’ll love as much as you will.

    Consider a Separate Tie for the Reception

    Your bride will probably change out of her wedding gown for the reception, and you should have the opportunity to change as well. While you probably won’t need to change out of your suit, switching your tie can give the illusion of having to outfits ready to go. Best of all, the reception makes it possible to embrace a more casual look. You’ll be cutting up the dance floor with your bride, so why not show a little flair in the process?

    Be Rebellious With Your Socks

    If your bride is absolutely adamant about you wearing a formal black bow tie, you can still break tradition. Ditch those black dress socks and order a pair of our tall socks and show off your individuality in a subtle way that’s sure to meet the approval of even the pickiest bride. While your socks may not be visible at all times, you can bet they’ll show when you’re sitting down!

    Your wedding day is important. Why settle for a boring necktie when you can order an awesome bow tie? Let Wits & Beaux help you get ready for your big day. Browse our collection of dapper bow ties and order yours in time for your wedding!