Philosockphy's Sock of the Month - Which Material is Best for Socks? Cotton, New Wool or Cashmere?

It's that time of year again! Philosockphy, the purveyor of the best socks in America has once again asked me to write about which material is best for socks? I've been writing about great socks (and other topics) over on my personal blog and now it's time to talk sock science! When I think about what makes a great sock, I start with three words - comfortable, functional and stylish. This month's sock of the month covers all three of those concepts as they apply to different kinds of material used in making socks.


+Cotton tends to last longer than other materials +Cotton is very affordable -Cotton can be thicker than other materials -Cotton can be tough on your feet if you're on your feet all day +Cotton has many color options available -Some people may not like cotton because it can be thick and rough


Philosophy offers different types of socks so you can find the perfect match. Our mens ankle socks are great because they are comfortable and colorful. Our colored dress socks are a classic that never go out of style. They go with just about any outfit from jeans and sneakers to slacks and dress shoes. And our crazy color dress socks are fun for parties or everyday wear. If you're looking for a really special gift, consider our sock subscription service which includes twelve pairs of designer men's socks delivered right to your door every month!


New wool socks are thicker than cotton and have natural insulation properties which make them perfect for winter. They're also cooler in summer since they absorb moisture better. Lightweight cashmere socks are made from an ultra-soft material that feels like butter on your feet. They're perfect to wear with dress shoes on a warm day when you want to look polished but still feel cool and comfortable.