Believe it or not, socks are exciting. When you’re shopping for cool socks for men, you can choose the patterns and fabrics you love to add splashes of color and style to your ensembles.

If you’re looking to spice up your day-to-day outfit

1. NN07 Melange Wool-Blend Sockscool socks for men

$25

Purchase at: Mr. Porter

Pamper your feet with these warm socks for the winter and impress your friends with their understated yet striking hues.

 

 

cool socks for men2. Bugatchi Floral Socks

$19.95

Purchase at: Nordstrom

These socks will look great at the office, and wearing them is like sticking your feet in the fluffiest of clouds.

 

 

3. Comme Des Garcons Homme Pluscool socks for men

$36

Purchase at: Farfetch

Chic and ever-so-soft, these woolen socks are real beauties.

 

 

4. Canali Herringbone Pattern Sockscool socks for men

$7.99

Purchase at: Farfetch

These socks from Italy are 100-percent cotton, and their color may bring to mind a favorite red wine.

 

 

5. Richard James Cashmere Sockscool socks for men

$87.50

Purchase at: J. Crew

Worth the investment, these socks are made in England. The pastels at the tops, heels and toes provide a sense of playfulness.

 

 

6. Levi’s Cushioned Crew Sockscool socks for men

$15

Purchase at: JCPenney

These vibrant socks, which come in a pack of three pairs, are thoroughly cushioned, especially at the soles. Your feet will be supported no matter what you’re up to.

 

 

7. Paisley Sockcool socks for men

$12

Purchase at: Happy Socks

The white pattern on these black socks is arresting. Plus, these products are delightfully snug.

 

 

8. Paul Smith Multi Stripe Sockscool socks for men

$30

Purchase at: Nordstrom

Do you like clothes that stretch? Do you adore thin stripes? If so, wearing these socks ― made of cotton, nylon and spandex ― will be heaven for you.

 

 

9. Perry Ellis Microfiber Luxury Stripe Sockscool socks for men

$9

Purchase at: Macy’s

These nylon and Lycra fashion pieces are as comforting as a baby’s blanket.

 

 

10. Polo Ralph Lauren Ribbed Trouser Socks cool socks for men

$30

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

Perfect with loafers, your feet will be happy when you have these plush, durable socks on. By the way, there’s a hint of cashmere in them.

 

 

11. Emma Willis Harebell Merino Wool Sockscool socks for men

£140 (about $175.41)

Purchase at: Emma Willis

Extremely high and magnificently blue, these wool socks can keep your legs warm on cold nights.

 

 

12. Stance Ark Golf Dresscool socks for men

$20

Purchase at: Stance

They may be called golf socks, but you can wear them anywhere and while doing almost anything. Their combed cotton makes for an extra soft, extra special feeling.

 

13. Stance Monaco Sockscool socks for men

$20

Purchase at: Stance

These socks definitely breathe, and they’ll keep your feet cool all day. Plus, they’ll support your heels, arches and toes effectively.

 

 

14. Anonymous Ism Double-Striped Sockscool socks for men

$28

Purchase at: J. Crew

Complete with dapper white stripes at the top, these sumptuous blue socks from Japan are made to last.

 

 

15. Happy Socks Men’s Crew Sockscool socks for men

$7

Purchase at: JCPenney

Combine combed cotton with a vivid and cheerful plaid and you get these rugged crew socks.

 

 

16. Happy Socks Dressed Diamond Sockscool socks for men

$22

Purchase at: Happy Socks

These cool socks for men, which contain Peruvian Pima cotton, are a bit wild, with plenty of purple and pink. Nevertheless, you could wear them to work without breaking the dress code.

 

 

17. Richard James Sinai Expanding Striped Cotton Sockscool socks for men

$23.19

Purchase at: Sock Shop

These classy socks are mostly cotton, and their sheen and bold stripes should catch your eye every time you look down.

 

 

18. Canali Ribbed Cotton Dress Socks cool socks for men

$30

Purchase at: Harry Rosen

Ideal complements to almost any suit, these gray Italian socks will soothe your feet as you attend meetings or dance your cares away.

 

 

19. Polo Ralph Lauren Tuxedo Sockscool socks for men

$23

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

Pull them up to your knees, and these luxurious socks with ribbed tops become the perfect finishing touches to your tux.

 

 

20. Gold Toe Cambridge Sockscool socks for men

$19

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

They come in a pack of three pairs, and these socks will really contour to your feet. On top of that, the gold-colored toes are snazzy.

 

 

21. Alexander McQueen Cotton and Silk-Blend Jacquard Sockscool socks for men

$70

Purchase at: Mr. Porter

These smooth Italian socks will cradle and cool your tootsies. You might not notice the stripes at first, but they’re smart features.

 

 

22. Hook & Albert Dress Sockscool socks for men

$16

Purchase at: Hook and Albert

With plenty of cushioning and support, especially for your arches, you can easily wear these socks all day or night.

 

 

23. Thomas Pink Cozens Sockscool socks for men

$25

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

Manufactured in Italy, each of these dramatic cotton and polyamide socks is dark blue at the top, heel and toe. The rest is light blue with an attractive pattern.

 

 

24. Woolrich Accent Sock cool socks for men

$16

Purchase at: Urban Outfitters

Thick and posh, these turquoise socks are just right for tromping around the woods or snuggling up by the fireplace.

 

 

25. Ted Baker Circle Pattern Organic Cotton Blend Sockscool socks for men

$15

Purchase at: Nordstrom

Mesmerizing blue circles cover these black socks with gray accents. When wearing them, you can stretch your foot muscles and they’ll accommodate you.

 

 

26. Pantherella Stanmore Quatro Stripe Sockscool socks for men

$30

Purchase at: Nordstrom

These British products are made of merino wool, which is light yet exceedingly strong. The beautiful stripes are a bonus.

 

 

27. Pantherella Ribbed-Knit Long Ankle Dress Sockscool socks for men

$28

Purchase at: DXL Men’s Apparel

These cotton and nylon socks, lovingly crafted in England, are hard-wearing and alluringly soft.

 

 

28. Hugo Boss Marc Solid Combed Cotton Sockscool socks for men

$15

Purchase at: Macy’s

Your feet will always be relaxed on the job in these high-quality dress socks, which are elastane and cotton.

 

 

cool socks for men29. Ted Baker Lowick Flower Spiral Socks

$35

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

A classically fun yet subdued print, these are perfect for wearing with a suit. The gray and blue will work well with almost anything, too.

cool socks for men30. NN.07 Ribbed Wool-Blend Socks

$100

Purchase at: Mr Porter

They might be basic looking, but they’re anything but. These ribbed wool-blend socks are the most luxurious you’ll ever feel and they come in multiple colors. Start with black and see if you don’t end up buying more – even at this price point.

 

 

cool socks for men31. Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Argyle Dress Crew Socks

$12.99/2-pack

Purchase at: Macy’s

Yes, they’re basic, but they’re still fun and fashion-forward. Add them to your wardrobe immediately.

 

cool socks for men32. Happy Socks Assorted Men’s Trouser Socks

$45/4-pack

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

Mixing fun patterns with more basic ones, Happy Socks Assorted Men’s Trouser socks are perfect for a gift – especially for you.

 

 

cool socks for men

33. Ralph Lauren Reindeer Socks

$30

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

Just in time for the holiday season, but still pretty fun for all of winter, Ralph Lauren Reindeer Socks are subtle enough for a suit. However, they’re better suited to the ski lodge and a pair of fuzzy slippers.

 

 

cool socks for men

34. Polo Ralph Lauren Men’s Polo Bear Dress Crew Socks

$26.00

Purchase at: Macy’s

Like bears? Enjoy bold red on black prints for a funky look with your suit or a surprise under your boots? These are for you.

 

 

cool socks for men

35. Woolrich ‘Rugby Stripe’ Merino Wool Blend Socks

$16.00

Purchase at: Nordstrom

Perfect for beneath a pair of boots or sneakers this winter, these warm and comfortable striped socks are colorful yet masculine. Get a few pair for winter.

 

 

cool socks for men

36. Alexander McQueen Skull and Polka-Dot Cotton-Blend Socks

$80

Purchase at: Mr Porter

You probably know the famous Alexander McQueen skull print by now if you’re into designer names. However, you probably don’t have it on a pair of socks. These come in multiple colors and they’re bound to sell out, so get yours now.

 

 

cool socks for men

37.  Perry Ellis Men’s Mercerized Cotton Big Dot

$9

Purchase at: Macy’s

Classically cool socks for men, these bad boys are perfect for under that basic blue suit when you’re feeling like letting your wild side out.

 

 

cool socks for men

38. Pantherella Knightsbride Ribbed Cashmere Socks

$150

Purchase at: Mr Porter

If cool socks for men are all about high-quality, these are the coolest around. Pick these up in gray and you’ll be wearing them with everything you own. They’re that comfortable and good looking.

 

 

cool socks for men

39. hook + Albert ‘Rivington Street’ Socks

$30

Purchase at: Nordstrom

A colorful stripe can make anything in your closet pop, and these are nothing if not colorful. They’re also just the right material to be worn with jeans or a pair of slacks or khaki pants if you’re feeling particularly bold.

 

 

cool socks for men

40. Thomas Pink Jackson Socks

$33

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

Somewhere between a micro-dot and somewhat random color splotches, Thomas Pink Jackson socks are refined enough for any suit, but fun enough for any man. They’re cool socks for men personified, and they won’t break the bank.

 

 

cool socks for men

41. Emma Willis Ribbed Cashmere Shooting Socks

$290

Purchase at: Mr Porter

Looking to splurge on something? These cool socks for men are just the ticket if you’re a classic jeans and boots sort of guy or you really do love the great outdoors. They’ll keep you warm and comfortable year round outdoors, but they’re also pretty perfect for lounging on the couch in style.

 

cool socks for men

42. Levi’s ‘048’ Socks in a Mason Jar

$30

Purchase at: Nordstrom

These come in three colors and are heavy enough for winter wear, yet still breathable enough for the fall. They also have that classic Levi’s look, so they pair well with your favorite 511s.

And yes, they really do come in a reusable mason jar. Just wash it out before you make yourself a drink in it.

 

cool socks for men

43. Perry Ellis Space Dye Houndstooth Crew Socks

$9

Purchase at: Macy’s

These wild purple socks are soft and cushioned, meaning that they may not be appropriate for formal wear. However, they are pretty perfect for wear with a pair of jeans or khakis, and they’re about the best thing you can find for padding around the house in style for under $10.

 

cool socks for men44. Hugo Boss RS Design Dot Socks

$15

Purchase at: Bloomingdale’s

They may not be anything too fancy, but these small dot patterned socks are bright and colorful enough to make a statement without going overboard. Every man should have a pair of these cool socks for men. In fact, every man should have a few in different colors.

 

cool socks for men45. Paul Smith Men’s Black Musical Notes Soft Cotton Socks

$45

Purchase at: Paul Smith

These soft cotton socks are so comfortable you won’t ever want to take them off. Luckily, they’re nice enough to go with your dressier clothes if you don’t mind making a bold declaration of your love for music or zany patterns.

 

cool socks for men46. Richard James Stripe Mid-Calf Socks

$38

Purchase at: Barneys New York

These mid-calf socks are clearly designed for wear with dress pants or suits, but they also pair pretty well with loafers. The eggplant, bright purple and lavender stripes are also perfectly suited to a variety of colors.

 

 

cool socks for men47. Canali Pattern Socks

$27.50

Purchase at: Nordstrom

They might look like they’re for bankers and corporate types, but that’s half the appeal. Pair them with anything and look like a big-wig right off the bat.

 

 

cool socks for men48. Soul Socks

$12 per month

Purchase at: Soul Socks only

A bit different than most, Soul Socks is a company that actually ships you a really fun and colorful pair of socks monthly. If you like bright colors, you’ll love Soul Socks. The subscription part is pretty fun, too.

 

cool socks for men49. Anonymous ISM Marled Cotton-Blend Socks

$22

Purchase at: Mr Porter

These heavyweight socks come in mixed colors that are masculine and reminiscent of both hunting attire and camouflage – but a much more high-style version. They’re also breathable and warm, making these cool socks for men perfect for the winter season.

 

cool socks for men50. Comme Des Garcones Dot-Pattern Socks

$60

Purchase at: Barneys New York

Classically cool, these black and brown socks are understated yet refined. Get a pair and wear them year-round.


In the end, you can’t go wrong with any of these cool socks for men. They all exude vitality and dignity. So let’s hear it for the sock, an item that can really express your personality.

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About Ralph Lauretta

Ralph is a co-owner of Sal Lauretta for Men. His areas of expertise include custom clothing as well as being the primary clothing buyer for the store. When not at work you can find him hanging out with his family, reorganizing his garage or watching a Denver Broncos game.