Best Men’s Novelty Socks

Wear your heart on your sleeve, but show your humor on your socks. Men, listen up: You’re sure to get compliments wearing a pair that exudes personality. Novelty socks can help you stand out if you’re suited up alongside others in a crowd of navy blue, gray and black office wear. Statement socks should have vibrant colors, patterns or graphic prints. Plus, there are plenty of athletic sock and dress sock options that come in nostalgic themes or pop culture references. Here, we’ve curated some of the best novelty socks for men worth adding to your rotation.

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1. Pizza Socks Box

Give these socks as a gift to your friends, family or yourself; they’re versatile enough to attract a laugh and fit in with your attire in the workplace and on casual occasions.

Pros: There’s a flavor for everyone, so choose from Pepperoni, Capricciosa, Italian, Hawaiian, and Vegetarian. They’re designed to mix and match, so don’t worry if you lose a pair. They’re produced in a small family production plant, where there’s plenty of quality control.

Cons: While the socks are true to the picture, they are not as thick as winter socks.


2. Balance Co. Circle Game Meme Socks

Whether you’re indulging in childhood nostalgia or now enjoy the meme inspired by this childhood game, bring some humor into your wardrobe with these cozy socks to embody your inner class clown.

Pros: The cozy socks can bring a smile to your face and are available in various colors to choose from.

Cons: They might not be the best sock choice to wear to work or for a more formal social outing.


3. Rainbow Socks Sushi Sock Box

These sushi socks, like the delicacy itself, come in many variations. Each sock in the box features a unique pattern to correspond with a different type of sushi or sashimi piece.

Pros: These socks make for a fun gift that is useful for everyday life, too.

Cons: This product might not be best for more formal outings, so maybe save these for more casual days.


4. K. Bell Play on Words Novelty Socks

These crew socks are offered in a variety of bright and neutral colors, all with different witty sayings and pun-related graphics. They are made of a machine-washable cotton-nylon blend.

Pros: These socks are a practical gift for a loved one or to yourself that can add some joy to your everyday ensemble.

Cons: They are not suited for more professional or formal occasions, so save these for at-home wear or casual days.


5. WeciBor Colorful Novelty Socks

These cotton-blend crew socks come in various colors and prints, ranging from taco and wine prints to penguins and musical note patterns.

Pros: The cotton construction makes these socks comfortable to wear, and the plethora of color options makes it easy to find one best suited to your preferences and aesthetic.

Cons: These socks tend to run on the smaller side, so try not to put them in the dryer after washing.


6. Hot Sox Food and Booze Novelty Socks

These machine-washable crew socks come in a variety of food and drink-themed patterns, ranging from pizza to popcorn, margaritas with tacos, and so many more.

Pros: The variety offered provides options for nearly everyone to suit individual taste preferences. These socks are easy to clean, too.

Cons: They tend to run on the smaller side, so if your feet run on the larger side, make sure to air-dry these socks after washing.


7. OooYeah Mister Rogers Novelty Socks

These socks bring back a bit of feel-good nostalgia with every wear. These socks are the perfect gift for anyone who loved Mister Rogers growing up or a child who recently discovered the show, too.

Pros: These socks are a practical item to uplift anyone’s day. They are a thoughtful and wallet-friendly gift, too.

Cons: These socks are not dryer-friendly, so make sure to set aside some time to let them air-dry before wearing.

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