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Men’s Style Tip: How to wear red socks

Blog, Men’s Style Tips • 10 October 2019

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 five 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.

Take it as Red…

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 perfect red sock style for smart/casual 

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 a sharp grey trouser or suit with open collar shirt, or even a roll neck for those colder days. Go with a soft brown leather shoe and finish with a  patterned red sock to show some detail and personality.

The red sock style shown is our Shaken & Stirred Red – a strong red coloured sock, with equally as strong a Houndstooth pattern, subtly mixed with dark green and navy.

Red sock of choice: Shaken & Stirred, Red

Red socks with houndstooth pattern: Shaken and Stirred

Red socks with houndstooth pattern: Shaken & Stirred in Red


A formal suit with bold red socks

We’re often asked if wearing bright red socks will look good with a formal suit. Our answer? Yes. Pair a crisp black Oxford shoe with a navy suit, maybe even with a subtle check or pattern for those feeling more adventurous.

Complete the look with our striking Routemaster Red socks, our tribute to an iconic symbol of London in the 20th century: the London Routemaster double-decker bus. Simple sophistication that will catch the eye.

Red sock of choice: Routemaster Red


An evening affair

Dress code call for a more dressed-up vibe? Try a classic smart trouser suit in black or deep navy, a crisp open-collar white shirt and a black leather Oxford shoe. Embrace a more vibrant sock style for that cocktail party, networking event or formal dinner, and add a pop to your look with a bold pattern. Our suggestion?  Our Ottaway Style in Red to really shake things up.

Red sock of choice: Ottaway Red

Man sitting down with a red patterned sock

Ottaway Red

Red socks are ideal for date night

Whether it’s the first date or the 100th, it’s still important to impress. For the smart-casual date, opt for a simple grey or khaki trainer, with roll-up dark blue chinos or jeans. Red socks are perfect for an evening out, as they show some personality. Here we’ve gone for a slightly darker shade of red, or burgundy, with mustard, from our Shaken & Stirred range.

Red sock of choice:  Shaken & Stirred in Mustard 

Men sitting down wearing patterned red sock

Shaken & Stirred Mustard

For more styles, browse our full range of luxury red socks for men.


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