Paul Smith Socks

I’ve previously pointed out that socks matter, but fully admit a feeling of affirmation when reading a recent New York Times article titled, “A Foot in the Door in Silicon Valley.”

Here’s how the article starts out,

“FOR barristers in 18th-century London, it was shoulder-grazing wigs. For the Mad men of 1950s New York, it was briefcases and fedoras. For the glass-ceiling-shattering women of the 1980s, it was shoulder pads.

And for today’s tech entrepreneurs in high-flying Silicon Valley, it is flamboyantly colored, audaciously patterned socks.”

The article goes on to basically say, socks matter. Especially in Silicon Valley. But the thing is, guys, at times, need help picking out their clothes, and the same can be said about socks.

Paul Smith does an awesome job with accessories, and to keep things easy I’m going to highlight some of their socks to offer up some sock inspiration. They aren’t the least expensive socks you’ll find, but the designs are fun, and when you cross your legs while sitting down, they’ll be noticed.

And guys, before you continue reading, trust me, a great pair of socks is going to make you feel good. The first time someone compliments your socks, you’re going to understand what I’m saying.

Most of these options contain some sort of blue, as I thought that would be a comfort zone for the average guy… that’s always work boring socks.

Nothing overly crazy here with the navy block striped sock, but this pair introduces stripes and a touch of color.

A bolder more aggressive striped look – appropriately called Black Striped Socks.

These Delicate Floral Socks will probably freak a few people out.

The Navy Blue Polka Dots Socks dots are a great touch. If you’re new to fun socks, you’ll probably want to start with stripes before moving on to polka dots, or floral patterns.

And finally, this is the Blue Winding Stripe Sock.

These of course are just a few options from Paul Smith, and they have many more to choose from.

Their socks are on the higher end, and if the $30 range is a bit much for you, at least use their designs as an inspiration and go find something similar at a lower price-point.

No matter the brand, or the price, have some fun with your socks, and remember… they matter.

Written by Ryan
Ryan is a southern guy now living in New York City. From business to casual, his style covers a broad spectrum. He loves a great suit, but also appreciates the freedom of an un-tucked shirt and letting loose. Find him on Twitter at @RyanShell.