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Men’s Style Tip: How to wear green socks

Blog, Men’s Style Tips • 04 April 2022


As a colour, green represents growth and ambition. So this week, why not pull some green socks out of your sock drawer and channel this versatile colour’s positive tones?

What do green socks go with?

Generally speaking, green looks great with navy and browns in various shades. For a classic look, our British Racing Green socks are a failsafe option. It’s a classy colour that is subtle and down to earth, and even looks great with trainers. (For the purists out there, check out the same shade in our 100% cotton socks). For a slightly more vivid green, reach for Emerald Green Simply Sartorial socks. This jewel-tone unsurprisingly comes imbued with instant sophistication. Pair with your denims for a refreshing lift, with navy tailoring for a stylish pop, or with classic country tweeds for a bit of personality.

man on chair wearing british racing green socks and chinos with grey leather trainers

Pattern or plain green socks?

Block colours will always look great, but adding a bit of punch with a pattern will show people that you are all about the details. Wearing a pair of smart pair of brown shoes? Our Bond Street Herringbone socks are timeless, cool and add a touch of personality to any look. Try this style with darker colours. A navy jumper and brown/grey trousers, for example. For a laidback vibe, go for Emerald Green Simply Marls – organic cotton socks that use a uniquely twisted yarn of white and green to create an on-trend textured look. Want a more subtle way to add green? Try Spot of Style in Emerald Green, rich navy socks with pinpoint polkadots and our signature logo in vivid green.

 All about the shades

There are many shades of green, which makes it such a versatile colour to wear. From subtle almost silvery sage to rich evergreen to punchy lime. Our Bond Street Herringbone socks in Green lean towards teal, while Michael Fisher’s partners a striking olive with a brilliant blue in his Mediterranean Olive socks. Then there is the bright yellow green of Retro Strip in Pear.

A model poses joyfully wearing denim and chinos with green and blue socks from London Sock Company

The perfect match

Dressing tonally – wearing different elements of green in your outfit – can look polished and sophisticated. A green tweed jacket with smart jeans, brown shoes and green socks can add a cool country twist to a city look. Green also carries strong military connotations, a realm that has spawned mainly a stylish statements over the decades.  Think cool khaki utility jackets or safari-style overshirts. Add British Racing Green socks for the right green tie in. Or opt for subtle green accessorising. Our Simply Sartorial Emerald Green socks or even our navy Spot of Style in Emerald socks will style up a navy suit, and then look great matched a green tie.

Want to learn more about green and the colour psychology behind this vibrant shade? We have all the answers for you in our blog The Colour Theory Behind Emerald Green.

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