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.
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!