The Best Men’s Dress Socks for Style & Comfort

Looking for men’s socks can be a pain. From ankle-length to crew-length, the height ranges pose the first obstacle. And once you decide the right length, it’s on to the design. Are you a classic white and black kind of guy? Or are you looking for crazy patterns?

Well, we did the work for you. Here, we’ve rounded up our favorite and accessible sock options for men that offer it all: comfort, style and lightweight breathability. From classic argyle to colorful polkadots, take a look.

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1. Marino Men's Dress Socks

Marino’s men’s socks are all about style. Offered in a pack of 12, unique designs and colors cover each pair of socks to provide a sense of fashion outside the typical black and white look. Plus, they are long-lasting, machine washable and designed for excellent fit.

Pros: The socks are 80% cotton for moisture control.

Cons: The patterns offered may be too funky for some wearers.

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Marino men's socks feature polka dots, stripes and more funky patterns.
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2. Dockers Men's Crew Socks

Dockers’ socks are perfect for men heading to the office or Sunday brunch. Featuring classic colorways and a lightweight design, the sleek style is professional and also comfortable, thanks to its secure fit.

Pros: The socks can be worn with both dress and casual shoes.

Cons: The socks may be tighter on calves for some wearers.

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The socks offer comfort through soft fabric.
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3. Alpine Swiss Men's Dress Socks

Alpine’ Swiss socks are a great option for ones that go up past the ankles for that classic crew length. For added comfort, the socks are ribbed and made out of cotton, and the socks also include elastic to guarantee they will stay up on the leg.

Pros: Alpine Swiss six-pack offers a wide variety of styles.

Cons: The socks lack longevity for some.

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The socks come in solid, ribbed and argyle styles.
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