The Pros and Cons of Socks of the Month

The Pros and Cons of Socks of the Month

A sock of the month club, or a sock subscription, may seem like a novel gift idea at first, but they actually have some significant drawbacks you should know about before deciding whether to get one or not. Plus, with so many sock of the month clubs to choose from (there are over thirty in the United States alone), it can be hard to figure out which ones are worth your money and which ones you should skip. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why sock of the month clubs might not be right for you, and what else you could do with your money instead.

Why socks of the month?

Philosophically, it’s a great idea. When you subscribe to a service, you get something new every month—it’s like getting a present every single time (without needing to do any wrapping). Plus, socks are small but incredibly useful—if we never had them, people would constantly be tripping over their shoes. To get your own pair delivered each month, check out our list of sock subscriptions below

Who should use socks of the month?

Are you a philosophy lover? Or do you like to look polished when you’re at work or out on a date? If so, socks subscriptions are for you. Women’s Philosockphy magazine recommends pairing socks with your outfits based on color coordination, which can help bring order to what might otherwise be an intimidating world of fashion choices. And if your socks subscription features photos with each pair, it can also function as an interesting story that makes it easier to find something to wear. As most women know, even putting together an outfit without losing your mind takes some time. Whether or not you use them for philosophical reasons, sock subscriptions may be just what is needed for giving those outfits a well-rounded twist.

Benefits of getting socks from a subscription service

If you know you’re not going to make a trip to J.Crew or Urban Outfitters anytime soon, a sock subscription service can fill that gap in your wardrobe (and sock drawer). While we don’t want to get too philosophical here, socks are an essential part of every man’s life. After all, they provide comfort, warmth and protection—things that everyone needs. It makes sense then that you should have socks perfectly suited for your life and lifestyle—not just one pair purchased from random shopping excursions. And it only makes sense if those customized socks come straight to your door each month. When was the last time you got excited about opening a package? Now might be as good a time as any!

How do you wear your socks of the month?

Philosockphy, or how you wear your socks, depends on how formal your outfit is. Of course, everyone could use some creative sock options to mix things up now and then. That’s why we want our socks of the month club members to wear their new pairs boldly—you’re not at a 9-to-5 job anymore! Wear them with sneakers for extra flare or slip them over heels for a touch of class; just go where that pair feels most at home.

Philosockphy is just as important as fit, color and style

We don’t often think about our socks as an expression of personal style. But whether you wear socks in public or keep them hidden inside your shoes, they're an important part of any outfit. Like most things in life, finding a pair that looks good is only half of what makes a quality pair; you also need to think about how they feel on your feet. And while fit and color are two important factors when buying new socks, they aren't everything—how good they feel is just as important (if not more so). Thankfully, many companies are working hard to make sure their socks are comfortable enough to wear all day.