Feeling unsure about how to wear brightly coloured socks for the first time? You are not alone. But adding some colour and confidence to your sock style couldn’t be easier. Red is a great shade to start experimenting with and we have curated several looks to show how striking and sharp red socks can be. From office formal to an evening out to weekend casual, LSC have you covered. And if you want to know more about the colour theory behind red, click here to learn all about it.
Red is widely seen as the colour of leadership, ambition and determination, making it great for feeling confident at work. But red also has a natural warmth that makes it appealing as a more playful, casual addition to an outfit. Your favourite denims – dark or light – will love red socks. For a polished off-duty cool, pair wit white or black leather trainers.
Smart / casual is the workwear norm these days, whether you are working from home or at your desk in the city. For this style, we suggest classic grey trousers or charcoal suit with open collar shirt, or even a roll neck for those colder days. Shoes, you could try a brown leather oxford shoe, or even a lovely tasseled black loafer. And most importantly, we love a Ruby Red sock. A rich jewelled red that looks sophisticated yet effortless. The perfect starter red.
If you fancy a bit of pattern, our Shaken & Stirred Red with its timeless houndstooth pattern is a playful pair that is sure to add personality.
We’re often asked if wearing bright red socks will look good with a suit. Our answer? Yes. Red looks exceedingly smart with a formal suit at a wedding, black tie for a fancy bash or a classic suit at work.
For a professional pop, red socks will take your staple navy suit up a notch and get you noticed for the right reasons in the boardroom. LSC’s popular Routemaster Red socks are a showstopper with navy. Our tribute to an iconic symbol of London in the 20th century, the London Routemaster double-decker bus, these socks are a vivid orange-red. Simple sophistication that will catch the eye.
Dress code call for a more dressed-up vibe? Your best black or deep navy, a crisp open-collar white shirt and a black leather Oxford shoe with Simply Sartorials in Ruby Red.
Getting out the tux for a black tie affair? Go for something timeless and worthy of James Bond, with Simply Sartorial in Burgundy or the ever-slick Spot of Style in Burgundy.
Stepping outside for a stroll doesn’t mean you have to forgo style. Red boot socks are an effortless shade for pairing with seasonal fits. From brown chukka or derby boots, to khaki military jackets, navy wool pea coats, or black puffers, red is versatile and easy-to-wear. London Sock Company’s signature Boot Socks in ruby red are crafted from chunky knit organic cotton yarns and are rugged yet refined. Need something classy and comfy to go with wellies? Our merino wool Welly Socks in Ruby Red. For more on why our boot socks will keep you warm while looking cool this winter, check out our guide to winter socks for men.
Whether it’s the first date or the 100th, it’s still important to impress. Davide here has opted for a subtle statement suit in dusky blue corduroy and paired it with red patterned socks from our Ottaway Style collection. For a more relaxed date, try some smart chinos with a more casual shirt in khaki green with the sleeves rolled up, and Simply Sartorial socks in Ruby Red. Red socks also make the ideal Valentine’s Day gift for the dapper gent. It’s no secret that red is a colour that stands for passion after all …
For most, the go-to natural choice for casual crew sports socks is white. But what if we told you that red sports socks are an easy way to step up your workout and weekend wear. Our Simply Active Crew socks in Real Red are crafted from organic cotton and feature breathable mesh, cushioning and arch support. This makes them great for going to the gym, yes. But these features also ensure complete comfort all day no matter what you are doing. They also look really cool. So, are you ready to trade up your whites?
For those looking for more of a nod to sporting greats rather than great sporting themselves, stylishly step up in red socks from two collections that channel the power of great sportsmen. Grab a pair of Ruby Red socks emblazoned with the England FA‘s iconic crest from the Three Lions Collection, the official socks of the England FA. Or embody the swagger and style of the greatest boxer of all time, Muhammad Ali, with Routemaster Red socks from LSC’s official set in partnership with the G.O.A.T. Beautifully vibrant and a gold embroidered silhouette of Ali himself. Statement sock style.
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