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Socks

A sock is worn under your suit to make sure your leg will never be visible during the day. To make sure your sock won’t slide down, choose an over-the-calf sock. Due to the elastics in the upper part of the sock, it will firmly stay on your calf and not slide down as a mid-calf or ankle-length sock will do. If you are not a fan of over-the-calf socks, of course, a pair of mid-calf socks works as well, but make sure they won’t slide down. With a more casual outfit like jeans or chinos, a shorter sock will of course work perfectly.

When buying socks, make sure they are made from natural fibres like cotton, wool, silk and cashmere. They have a much softer touch and will easily absorb moisture and make you sweat less, characteristics nylon and other plastic fibre socks do not have. Of course, you will need elastic fibres in your socks to make sure they fit well, but make sure other than that, you are wearing a natural fibre sock.

A different colour sock than your suit, well matched with the colour of your pants will make a beautiful contrast and makes your outfit look much more sophisticated and shipshape. For example, with a charcoal grey suit, wear light grey socks, or with a light khaki, wear dark green socks.
  • Pantherella Tabbard socks - navy
    Pantherella Tabbard socks - navy
    Pantherella

    Tabbard socks - navy

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    Tabbard socks by Pantherella. A great pair of socks made from Cotton Lisle. Colour: NavyModel: Tabbard Height: 3/4 CrewMaterials: 100% Cotton Lisle

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  • Pantherella Tabbard socks - black
    Pantherella Tabbard socks - black
    Pantherella

    Tabbard socks - black

    €16,00

    Tabbard socks by Pantherella. A great pair of socks made from Cotton Lisle. Colour: BlackModel: Tabbard Height: 3/4 CrewMaterials: 100% Cotton L...

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    €16,00

How do you wear socks?

A sock or stocking is worn under a suit to ensure that your leg will never be visible during the day. To make sure your sock won't slide down and it looks unkempt, choose a nice stocking that goes over the calf. Due to the elastic in the upper part of the stocking, it will stay firmly in place and will not slide down as happens more easily with normal socks. If you're not a fan of stockings, you can of course just wear a pair of socks. Make sure they don't sag. Socks are always perfect with a more casual outfit such as jeans or chinos.

Socks made of cotton, wool or silk?

When buying socks, make sure they are made from natural materials such as cotton, wool, silk or cashmere. Natural threads are softer and easily absorb moisture, they also ensure that your feet perspire less, all characteristics that nylon and other synthetic threads do not have. And of course, you'll need those elastic threads to make sure your sock fits properly, but otherwise, make sure they're made from a natural thread!

A different colour of socks than your suit, of course well matched with the colour of the pants, will give a nice contrast and make the outfit more refined and complete. For example, wear light grey socks with an anthracite grey suit, or dark green socks with a light khaki.