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by Editorial Staff October 20, 2022
Boardroom Socks is — as you might have guessed from the name — a sock company first and foremost.
But beyond that, our mission extends to making sure that any man can dress their best, whether at home, in the office, or out on a date. Because dressing well brings us confidence, makes us feel more attractive, and helps us feel more in charge of our lives.
That’s why we’ve been hard at work these past few years putting together a whole slew of articles to help guys dress their best, starting from the ground up (literally).
We’ve collected so many of these guides, in fact, that we thought it was time to put them all in one place. That’s what you’re looking at here, and it’s our sincere hope that these will help you feel confident in the clothes and shoes you choose to buy and wear each day. They’re organized by general categories, so feel free to jump around to learn about exactly what you need most.
Dress shoes, sneakers, boat shoes — they’re all made better, more stylish, and more comfortable by pairing them with the right type of socks.
In The Boardroom Socks Guide to Black Dress Shoes, we dive deep into the specifics of classic black dress shoes, including what sort of outfits they match best with and a selection of socks that pair perfectly with them. The Boardroom Socks Guide to Brown Dress Shoes does the same for the other most popular color of dress shoes.
If you’re looking for a more casual (but still classy) look, our guide to How to Wear Dress Sneakers with Effortless Style is what you’ll need to read. It’s complete with advice on when to wear dress sneakers (and when not to), as well as recommendations of some of our favorite brands of leather-topped sneakers.
Boat shoes are practically synonymous with the Sperrys brand, but there’s some confusion around whether you need to wear socks with them. In our article Do You Wear Socks With Sperrys?, we give the answer — yes, you really should — and follow it up with a guide to No-Show Socks for Sperrys.
Lastly, we’ve heard the question asked often: Can You Wear No Socks with Dress Shoes? And while you technically can, you probably shouldn’t. The article goes in depth on the ‘why’ of that question, and gives suggestions for the sock-phobic.
For the uninitiated, our guide on How to Style Men’s Dress Socks 101 is the perfect place to start. This will give you the basics of everything you need to know about dress socks, and leave you feeling confident that you can choose a great pair to add to your wardrobe.
Then we explore a key topic in dress socks in more depth: A Guide to Dress Sock Length for Men clarifies the purpose of different dress sock lengths, and gives advice for when each type of sock is most appropriate.
Once you understand the basics from those articles, you’ll probably want to know: What is the Best Material for Dress Socks? We make both merino wool and cotton dress socks, each with their own pros and cons. Read up, and you’ll be able to pick the ones that are right for your particular style.
From there, we get a lot more granular and examine specific types of dress socks. Consider each of these articles as a deep dive into a specific style, for if you want to get really in-depth on your sock choices.
Of course, you can’t wear just socks and shoes — at least, you definitely shouldn’t in public! And matching your socks with your outfits is where things get really interesting (and fun).
Matching Your Dress Socks, Shoes and Pants is our most comprehensive guide on the subject, and it will give you everything you need to understand how to dress your best. If you only read one article from our blog, this should be the one.
Picking specific socks to match with your suits comes next, with four popular color options. Each of these articles dives deeper into the theory of color pairing, and offers both classic and contemporary options for what socks to pair with your favorite colors of suits.
And last but not least: If you’re going to get the absolute best out of every pair of Boardroom Socks you own, you’ll need to know how best to take care of them.
How to Fold and Organize Your Socks is your one-stop guide to keeping your sock drawer from becoming a war zone. Importantly, you’ll also learn why it’s not a good idea to use the top band of your socks to fold them together.
And when it’s time to wash your socks after a long day at the office, our guide to Caring for Your Boardroom Socks will give you the best methods for keeping them looking like new, wash after wash.
We’ll be continuing to update this page as we explore, develop, and write new guides to style.
So add it to your bookmarks — or better yet, sign up for our email list to get the latest in Boardroom Socks developments. Scroll down to the bottom of this page and you'll see our email sign up.
Our editorial staff is comprised of menswear experts dedicated to providing you with helpful information. Sharing everything from style tips to sock care instructions, these gentlemen are a wealth of knowledge for both our customers and the Boardroom Socks team.
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