Philosockphy's Sock of the Month: How to Match Your Socks With a Tie


So you want to mix up your outfit, but don't want to end up looking like a walking pair of mismatched socks? We've got you covered! Learn how to match your socks with one of our Philosockphy ties in this month's sock of the month. You'll learn why matching your socks with your tie isn't as simple as it looks and how to play them off each other to create an eye-catching look that compliments both pieces of the outfit!


Socks Can Work With Any Type of Tie

The idea that socks should match with your tie is an outdated notion. But don't let this get you down - you can always mix it up and wear some colorful socks with your tie! A lot of people don't know, but you can match any type of sock with any type of tie. As long as the color is close, you're good to go. For example, if you have a black dress suit and want to wear some ankle socks or crew socks, just make sure they are close in color or darker than your suit - like charcoal or navy blue. If you're wearing a light colored suit (like beige) then try wearing dark colors like black or brown.


Don't Be Afraid to Be Bold

What do you wear when you don't know what shoes to wear with your suit? You find out how to match your socks with a tie. That's right, this guide is all about making sure you have some cool socks for men at home. Now, we'll be honest, it can be really hard trying to figure out what dress socks go best with your outfit. However, fear not because Philosockphy has got your back! We'll break down the do's and don'ts on sock-matching so that you never have a bad day at work again.


High Contrast Outfits Require Wider Gaps Between Colors

When pairing socks with an outfit, it is important that there is enough contrast between the colors. If you have dark pants and purple socks, there should be enough contrast so that your pants are not overshadowed by your socks. If you do not want anything too bold on your feet, pair light colored trousers with navy or gray dress socks. If you wear black slacks, go for a light colored sock like tan or white which will not compete with black. Do not wear white socks with any color slacks. For those who like to stand out in their outfits, try adding crazy color dress socks to add some variety and fun into your look!


Thicker Ties Need Larger Gaps Between Colors

Match your socks with a tie so that you have enough space between the colors. A good rule-of-thumb is that ties should be no thicker than one-and-a-half times as wide as your sock. For example, if you wear a skinny black tie, then you can wear any color for your socks. If, on the other hand, you're wearing a big bold patterned tie, then it will need more room than that and you'll need to find something in another color like khaki or navy blue.
Keep in mind that this is just a guideline and there are always exceptions to the rule; some ties are wider while others are narrower and some ties have patterns while others are solid colors.


Skinny Ties Look Good With Smaller Gaps Between Colors

Matching your socks with a tie is an easy way to dress up your outfit. The key is to match the color of your socks with that in one small area on the tie. For example, if you have purple socks and choose a purple tie, then you should make sure that there are no other colors on it. If you have black or dark grey socks and choose a red or navy tie, then you should make sure that there are no other colors present in these two shades.


Know What's in Your Wardrobe

This month we're pairing an assortment of our most colorful socks with one of our favorite ties. We hope you enjoy!
- colorful socks for men, like these purple ankle socks, are great for adding a splash of personality to your outfit. - These colorful dress socks are perfect for summer weddings and date night fun. - It doesn't matter if it's warm or cold outside; these bright crew socks will keep your feet warm and cozy all winter long. - Or if you prefer, these funky men's ankle socks will add some extra excitement to your everyday style.