If shoes make the man, then you know everyone’s staring at your feet. And if you’ve got on impeccable dress socks, then everyone (your boss, your Hinge date, your parents-in-law, the barista, everyone) will know you didn’t just buy fancy oxfords—you have your shit together. The best dress socks will help you to look proper, show your respects, nail the job interview, and just plain stay warm. But what are the best dress socks? We’re done with the whimsical ones that look like airport carpeting. Nothing cutesy, nothing “novelty.” No, you need socks in solid colors that work under a cuffed tweed trouser and wild patterned pants. They should make your feet feel good, too. All nine of these dress socks—from fancy British heritage hosiery to cheap and cheerful basics—check every box.
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