Aside from fresh bed linen and opening a new box of shoes, I find few things more satisfying than putting on a new pair of socks, straight from the pack, still with their creases. If they’ve got tissue paper inside, even better- it’s sad, I know, but there’s just something about it that will never fail to make me happy (perhaps I need to get out more). But after speaking with various friends, it turns out that I’m not alone in this. Many men find the often neglected item of style – the sock – to be as important to them as say, a good cashmere jumper. But the problem with this? They don’t last. After several weeks you find a toe popping through the end of those £15 pound cashmere infused work socks or rubbing at the heel after just one wear. It is with this in mind gentlemen, that we bring you 5 of the best and most luxurious men’s socks that will actually last…
At just £10 a pair, these are your best bet in terms of low price and high quality. The cotton-blend construction adjusts to your temperate, cooling or warming up your feet when needed. For long busy days walking around town, these are perfect for providing comfort.
£10 – mrporter.com
They may not be the cheapest of socks to buy, but what they lack in low cost they seriously make up for in high quality. Thickly knitted, they truly stand the test of time, so you won’t have to be replacing them after just a few months, looked after right and they’ll be yours all year. Soft doesn’t even begin to describe how these luxurious socks feel when worn… Oh and did we mention that they are designed with odour-resistant qualities?
£40 – mrporter.com
These socks from Pantherella make the perfect work sock, versatile enough to wear with anything from brogues to boat shoes. The high quality and subtle design will make you wish you’d known about them for years.
£15 – pantherella.com
Another great simple coloured sock that will go above and beyond the call of duty. Made from a weighty wool blend, which has been ribbed for extra comfort and warmth you’ll be a convert to this brand for years to come. Due to their thickness, you’ll probably find them better in a wellington boot than you might a Spring shoe, but don’t let that put you off the investment.
£20 – mrporter.com
For something a little more sartorially upbeat, Corgi’s boat print socks are the one’s for you. Cotton-blend and made to last, these are your one-stop-shop for spring and summer socks.
£15 – mrporter.com