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Men’s Style Tip: Socks and the Navy Blue Suit

Blog • 02 October 2019

Wearing a navy blue suit or trousers is a popular style choice for office wear. And it is easy to look effortlessly stylish with a variety of different shoe colours, shirts, and of course, London Sock Company sock styles.

As they are such a staple item in the modern gentleman’s wardrobe, we have created five simple style ideas for your navy suit or trousers. Each style tip ranging from ‘interview formal’ to ‘Friday business-casual’.  With every look, we list our favourite shirt, jumper or shoe combinations, and of course, match them with the perfect sock-style choice.


We have all experienced that Monday feeling, when an extra 10 minutes on snooze is far more appealing than ironing a shirt for the day. One solution is to wear a fine-knit jumper over your shirt, but you still need your business style to look sharp.

To keep this looking smart and formal, we suggest dark navy blue for your trousers (or suit) with a complementary coloured jumper.  Lighten the look with a crisp pale blue shirt, and don a pair of smart black shoes.

Of course, the final detail is to add the perfect flair of sock colour.  Here we have chosen our beautifully detailed Jacquard Rose sock style.  A plain pink coloured sock is another great option here, such as our Pink Friday. 

man in suit wearing London Sock Company's jacquard pink socks


Whether it’s an important meeting, an interview with the board of directors or a lunch entertaining clients, when you need to dress formally, a sharp navy blue suit is your best bet. If you look great, you will be on the right foot to feel confident and make a strong impression.

Keep your outfit simple by combining a tailored dark blue suit, a crisp white shirt, and a well-polished black or brown oxford shoe. Complete the look with the perfect sock, here we’ve chosen our popular Ottaway Style Burnt Orange, with its detailed Prince of Wales knitted pattern.



If the situation calls for something more relaxed, feel confident enough to mix with the colour combinations.  Try a crew neck cashmere sweater in light grey, and for your trousers, a plain navy blue or subtly patterned blue style will work perfectly. Our choice of the shirt here is a crisp white slim-fit cotton, with a brown brogue.

As for the ideal sock choice, we would recommend our sophisticated Simply Sartorial in Cannon Ball Grey to keep things simple and distinguished.

A gentleman in a blue suit with grey socks


The sharp navy suit is perfect for business, as well as a dapper look for an evening out straight after work. To elevate this classic outfit with a splash of colour, try out our Simply Sartorial in Masters Green.

Man in blue suit with bright green socks


A well-tailored, double-breasted navy blue suit is a classic look, made complete with our Spot of Style in Bordeaux. This pop of colour is a stylishly understated way to show some personality. For the shoes, we’ve picked out a stylish brown loafer, but of course, you can swap these for a nice brown or black shoe of your choice.

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