by Carol James April 17, 2021

Look at any man’s sock drawer and you will likely find a wide variety of socks. Just like any other garment, different socks are suitable for different activities. In the same way that men would not wear the same kind of pants to play basketball as they would for a night out on the town, sock types have their time and place. Complete with material and style suggestions, this guide provides a breakdown of the best men’s socks for every activity. 

Men’s Socks for Work

Professional gentlemen need socks that fit their lifestyle. Men who go into the office on a regular basis or wear dress shoes require socks that are comfortable, breathable, and stylish. Merino wool men’s dress socks and pima cotton dress socks are great socks to wear at work. Over the calf length merino wool or pima cotton dress socks for men from Boardroom Socks are guaranteed to stay up, preventing socks from sagging around the ankles, something that all men dread. Over the calf length also provides full coverage when men cross their legs. Mid Calf length, which is longer than crew length, provides limited leg coverage and is a very popular style. Depending on one’s work environment, men can wear solid colored or patterned merino wool dress socks. Comfortable, easy to coordinate with both suits and slacks, and versatile, merino wool and pima cotton dress socks are go-to socks for men to wear at work.

Men’s Socks for Work

Work From Home

The recent surge of remote working has blurred the lines in acceptable work clothes. Now men are wearing jeans on a daily basis as they work in various locations. Boardroom Socks mens dress socks can be styled quite successfully with jeans, particularly our brighter colored dress socks. To separate the parts of your day, dress socks with chinos or jeans help mentally put you in work mode. If a stop at the office is required, pull out the nice dress shoes from your closet to wear with your dress socks. You are set to go and you just stepped up your WFH look to a work casual look. 

Work From Home

Men’s Socks for Special Events 

While men can wear almost any type of high-quality men’s dress sock for special occasions and events, a tried-and-true sock material for special events is mercerized pima cotton. The exceptional softness of mercerized pima cotton feels silky smooth against men’s feet and calves. The socks also have a lustrous finish to them, adding to the formal look. Mercerized pima cotton effortlessly elevates the style and panache of any man’s outfit without sacrificing comfort. These socks are breathable and also available in both over the calf pima cotton and mid-calf pima cotton lengths. Mercerized pima cotton men’s dress socks go perfectly with any suit or formal ensemble, giving men just what they need to complement their outfits.

Men’s Socks for Special Events

Men’s Socks for Leisure and Casual Wear

Men looking for socks to wear on the weekend can do no wrong with tweed casual socks. Also known as weekender socks, these socks are knit on a heavier gauge machine, making them thicker than traditional dress socks. Slightly longer than mid-calf socks for men, tweed socks are ideal for wearing with any style pair of pants, including jeans, khakis, and more. Known for being seriously soft and knit with supple wool, these casual socks have a relaxed fit on the leg to make them an instant favorite in men’s sock drawers. 

Men’s Socks for Leisure and Casual Wear
Boardroom Socks has a wide selection of patterned men’s socks and solid- colored socks made from merino wool, pima cotton, and tweed. Our men socks come in mid-calf and over the calf lengths and are available in sizes 8-12 and a limited selection of sizes 13-16, giving all gentlemen the opportunity to complete their look however they choose. We have socks for formal occasions, special events, work, and everyday wear. The men’s socks from Boardroom Socks are unique, versatile, and comfortable, making them just what men need for any activity.

Carol James
Carol James

Co-Founder, Boardroom Socks

Carol and her husband, Mike, started Boardroom Socks in 2010. She serves as our CFO and keeps all of us in line! Outside of the office, she enjoys reading, gardening, traveling and exercising.



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