Looking for some new and funky socks to add to your sock drawer? Look no further than Socks Mad! We have everything from heavy duty work socks to luxury cotton blend everyday socks, in all sorts of bright colours and funky patterns. What's more, our men's socks are made from high quality materials that are comfortable and breathable, so you'll be able to wear them all day without having to worry about sacrificing comfort to look stylish. Have a browse through our ranges today, you won't be disappointed!
What is a casual sock?
A casual sock is a sock that you can wear with a variety of different outfits that is tidy but not too dressy. Unlike dress socks, athletic socks or boot socks, casual socks are perfect for everyday wear. They come in a variety of colours and styles, so you can be sure to find a pair to match your outfit and personality every day of the week. Plus, they're comfortable and soft making them perfect for all day wear. Casual socks are the most versatile and can be worn with just about anything, a staple in every sock drawer.
What are the best socks for men?
There are a lot of different opinions on this question, as there are a lot of different types of socks available on the market. Some people prefer cotton socks, some people prefer wool socks, and others prefer synthetic materials. Ultimately, the answer to this question is a matter of personal taste and preference.
Cotton socks are cheap, soft, comfortable and breathable, and they hold up well over time. Wool socks are warm moisture-wicking and naturally breathable making them perfect for keeping your feet warm and dry in cold weather. The natural fibres also have naturally microbial properties, making them a great choice for people with sensitive skin or who are prone to foot ailments. Synthetic materials are lightweight and can provide a thin thermal layer under other layers for added warmth or simply on their own for a non-bulky sock option.
How do I choose the right socks for men?
The best men's socks vary depending on individual needs and preferences. However, some general tips on choosing the right socks for men include:
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The second thing to consider is the height of the sock. Knee-high socks are perfect for dress pants or suits, while crew-length style socks are ideal for jeans or shorts. Ankle socks tend only to be worn with sneakers or other casual shoes so it is important to consider personal style and what you tend to wear most often when choosing socks.
Make sure the socks you’re buying are the right size so they fit well and aren't too tight or too loose. Ill-fitting socks that either bunch up or restrict circulation can lead to blisters, calluses, and other foot problems. If you need additional arch support we have socks for that too!
There is a chance you'll want a different type of sock for winter than you would for summer as you will want to match your socks to your different seasonal outfits and have socks appropriate for the hot and cold weather.
Take personal interests into account when buying socks. This might seem odd but ankle socks aren’t going to be the most comfortable during a hike! Think about the leisure activities you like to get involved in, what kind of footwear is appropriate and therefore what type of socks you’ll need to buy.
Remember, casual doesn’t have to mean boring
There's no reason why your casual socks need to be boring! In fact, there are a lot of fun and funky designs out there to choose from. In fact, here is a pick of some of our favourites:
Whatever your chosen pattern, make sure that the socks you choose are made of soft and breathable fabric so that you can stay cool and comfy all day long.
Go Bold vs Play it Safe
At the end of the day, it's up to you to decide what occasion calls for a bold sock and when it's best to play it safe. It is all down to personal preference and what makes you feel most comfortable. Whilst we love a traditional style and colour of socks there is no harm in experimenting with some different colours and patterns – you never know, you may just stumble on your new favourite style!
We would argue that there are a few key reasons why you might want to consider opting for some eye-catching socks this season. For starters, bold socks can add personality and character to any outfit, making you stand out from the crowd. They're also perfect for injecting some fun into an otherwise boring work wardrobe, and can be a great way to show off your unique sense of style in an otherwise basic outfit or uniform.
Here are some of our favourites. These are what we like to call our ‘best of both worlds socks’ in case you want to try something with a funky pop of colour but aren’t quite ready to take the full plunge into novelty socks yet!
Is it okay to buy casual socks as a present?
Yes, it is definitely okay to buy casual socks as a present. In fact, many people would likely appreciate getting a nice pair of casual socks as a gift because they are so versatile and perfect for everyday wear. Casual socks are great for lounging around the house or wearing when you don't need to dress up too much - and in our humble opinion, you can never have too many!
When should I replace my socks?
It's a good idea to replace your socks when they start to look faded, thin, or have holes in them. Socks can also harbour bacteria if not well looked after, so it's important to replace them regularly to avoid developing foot odour or other foot related problems.
Many people recommend replacing socks every 6-12 months, but this varies depending on how often you wear them and how well you wash and care for them. If you have a pair of socks that you really love and want to keep for longer than six months, just make sure to wash them extra well and air dry them to help them last that bit longer.
How can I make sure my casual socks last?
To improve the longevity of your socks, make sure you buy quality socks in the first place. Choose your material carefully based on your needs, be sure to wash your socks regularly (preferably using cold water) and hang them to dry, rather than putting them in the dryer. If you follow these simple tips, you should be able to enjoy your casual socks for much longer!