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

sock of the month: How to Match Your Socks With a Tie

How can you be sure that you’re matching your socks with the right tie? It’s simple! If you’re looking to match your socks with your tie, all you have to do is remember one rule: no stripes on the bottom.


The Basics of Color Theory

Color Theory is the study of how colors interact with each other and produce different levels of meaning. Color meanings can be determined by culture, gender, or personal preference. When selecting what color socks to wear, consider these three basic color groups: The Purity Group consists of whites, browns, blues, and grays; The Contrast Group consists of blacks, dark reds and greens; The Excitement Group consists mostly of strong primary colors like yellows and oranges. In general, it's best to avoid wearing two contrasting colors together.


The Different Types of Ties

Ties are a crucial part of one's wardrobe. They can be used for all sorts of occasions, from casual, everyday wear to formal events and weddings. One way in which ties can help you dress appropriately is by matching them with your socks. This is how you get awesome socks from the awesome socks club! Here are different types of ties and their typical pairs for your reference:
-Solid Color Ties - These ties are perfect when paired with solid color dress socks or fun colorful crew socks that match the tie's color palette. -Patterned Ties - A patterned tie goes well with patterned socks, such as crazy color dress socks or fun men's ankle socks that have a matching pattern.


How to Match Your Socks With a Tie

Matching socks with ties can be tricky. Here's how we do it at awesome socks club, and how you can too. The key is matching colors, or close colors. You want to choose socks that are as close in color as possible to your tie, and make sure they're not contrasting (e.g., black tie with white socks). For example, if you have an orange tie then you might wear red or yellow ankle socks--or even bright blue dress socks for men! Here are some other tips for picking out cool sock-ties combos:
Pick two colors that complement each other well
Pick two similar colors that form a color gradient
Pick two bold colors (like red and blue) and wear them together with the appropriate tie


The Five Golden Rules of Sock and Tie Pairing

-For men's socks, look for colors that contrast with your tie. Colored dress socks are perfect for this, as they come in many different shades and patterns. -If you're wearing a patterned or brightly colored tie, choose muted colors like navy blue or green for your socks. -To match red ties with your sock selection, try wearing black dress socks or a pair of colorful ankle socks that complement the color of your shirt. -If you're wearing light-colored clothing and want to wear dark colored shoes, you can wear dark colored ankle socks with light colored pants.


The Ten Worst Sock and Tie Pairings

There are many patterns, styles, colors and textures to choose from when it comes to socks. They are not all created equal, so here are some combinations you should steer clear of.
1) Neon green and black polka dot socks with a navy tie. It's fun for your toes but not for your neck. 2) Black dress socks with brown wingtips. Again, too matchy-matchy for comfort. 3) White ankle socks with orange high tops.