Sock Subscriptions: How to Match Your Socks with a Tie

Sock Subscriptions: How to Match Your Socks with a Tie



How often do you buy new socks? If you’re like most people, probably not as often as you should—especially if your only criteria are that they fit and aren’t totally ratty-looking. What about the rest of your wardrobe? If you haven’t been buying much lately, that might be because it can be hard to decide what to buy and where to look.



What do you need to start?

It's easy to match your socks with a tie, or buy cool socks if you can't find anything that suits you. But what do you need in order to start?

- A decent tie

- A pair of cool socks (it can be difficult to find the right match at first)

- A sock subscription (this will get you new socks each month!)

- Decent shoes (you don't want mismatched shoes and socks!)



What are some companies that offer sock subscriptions?

Sock subscriptions are awesome for people who want the convenience of having cool socks delivered to their doorstep without having to think about it. There are many subscription services that offer socks, but here are three popular ones:

-Bombas: Bombas offers high quality, well-fitting and affordable socks for men and women in a variety of styles including slipper socks, running socks, no show socks and more. They also have something called bomba's gift which is an option where they send new pairs of socks every month as gifts.

-Doorsteps Gifts: Doorsteps Gifts is a monthly sock subscription service that delivers five pairs of designer or novelty sock each month.



How do you choose what subscription(s) you want?

Choosing the right subscription for you is largely based on your needs, wants and budget. If you want to wear different socks every day but don't want the hassle of buying new pairs, then you might enjoy the sock-of-the-month club. If you're looking for more variety or are not sure what kind of socks would go well with certain outfits, then a sock subscription is perfect for you. On the other hand, if you're looking for something that lasts longer than one month and are willing to invest in quality socks, then investing in some high quality American made socks is the way to go.



What comes in these sock boxes?

If you get two pairs of the same color or pattern, we recommend going for patterned socks. A small pattern like stripes or argyles can be paired with any solid color tie. If you're feeling more adventurous, try wearing your socks and tie in different patterns! For example, if you have striped socks, wear a tie with plaid patterns. Or vice versa. The combinations are endless!



When can I wear these? Are they just for work?

This is the question I get asked most often. The simple answer is yes, they can be worn for work or any other occasion. A more detailed answer would be these socks are great for three occasions: 1) You have a lot of colorful ties in your closet and would like some matching socks 2) You have one or two ties that you wear almost every day and would like some matching socks 3) You're getting dressed up and want to show off your sartorial prowess



What if I get two pairs of the same color/pattern?

The best way to keep from having two of the same type of socks is to either get one of each color and pattern or do what I did and subscribe. You can save some time in the morning by only matching your socks when they need to be replaced. The subscription service will send you six pairs, so you'll always have extra pairs on hand for laundry day. If you want, you can match your socks right out of the package when they come, but it's not necessary if you keep up on replacing them as soon as they need it.



No White after Labor Day?!?!

It's hard enough trying to match your tie and suit, let alone your socks and shirt. Sometimes we wear the same outfit twice in one week, which makes matching our clothes even more difficult. This is where sock subscriptions come in! With these subscriptions you never have to worry about wearing mismatched socks again because each month you'll receive six pairs of coordinated socks that are perfect for pairing with anything from casual shirts and pants all the way up to dress pants and ties.

Signing up is easy - just answer some style questions, select your size and how many months you want the subscription to last, then wait for your new socks.



Do I have to match my suit too?

When it comes to pairing your socks, don't be afraid to get creative. After all, you're not obligated to match them with your suit. You can play around and match them with ties instead. For example, if you had on a navy suit and striped tie (or vice versa), you could wear navy socks and striped shorts in order to create contrast. Another way to mix things up is by opting for subtle patterns like dots or stripes that can easily be matched together. No matter what, the only hard and fast rule is that the top of your sock should always extend at least one inch above the cuff of your trousers.



Should I wear the same pattern/color on both feet?

There are many places to buy fun colored socks. One of the most popular brands is Happy Socks, and you can find these at many stores including Nordstroms, J.Crew and Bloomingdales. These colorful socks come in a wide range of colors and patterns, from stripes and polka dots, to bright reds and blues. You can also purchase matching socks for your family members!



Where can I buy fun colored socks?

In the past, people were limited to what was in their drawer or closet. Now, they can do something about it and find socks that are perfect for them! For example, let's say you're wearing a tie that has little blue flowers on it. You might want to try some socks that have butterflies and blue skies on them. You could also go for what is called patterned socks by combining two different patterns together like zebra stripes and polka dots.