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Men’s Style Tips: How to wear orange socks

Blog, Men’s Style Tips • 28 May 2024

When it comes to the colour wheel, orange socks can feel a little overwhelming to try and fit into your wardrobe. But the truth is, this bold bright is surprisingly simple to master. Orange socks – from punchy mango to rustic rust – will lift classics like navy, black, charcoal, beige and earthy browns. Orange adds life to understated neutrals. From summer to autumn – and let’s not forget Halloween. Read on to discover how orange socks can effortlessly add a a playful pop of colour … and signal you as a fearless sartorial sophisticate.

Orange is the new black

If you are someone who tends to stick to classic black socks, orange can feel like quite the leap. However, allow us to show you how far from being a garish, hi-vis hue, orange is a versatile colour that works well with your most worn ensembles. As an accent, orange socks look wonderfully elegant with tailoring you would normally pair with your trusty black pairs. Think charcoal, grey, navy and black.

A man wearing smart tailored wool trousers, a brown tweed jacket and blue collared shirt dances, showing off his rust orange socks by London Sock Company.
Rust Orange socks look smart with classic colours – navy, black, charcoal and earthy tweeds.

Orange socks for summer sunshine

Orange socks have sunshine at their core. A playful colour that is made for the hotter months, orange can feel wonderfully unserious and add fun to chino shorts and denim. Simply Sartorial in Mango is a colour made for holiday looks. Laidback, sunny and stylish.

mango socks

Orange socks are made for autumn

There are some clichés that we are happy to stand by. Orange as the definitive colour for autumn is one of them. Beyond its clear links to Halloween’s pumpkOragin-inspired palette, orange brings to mind nature’s shifting shades during the season. Burnt orange and rust socks are an elegantly warm way to elegantly transition into autumn. Shaken & Stirred in Russet looks great with crisp stones or the season’s thicker country tweeds. The contemporary checks of Ottaway Style in Burnt Orange look great with navy and charcoal tailoring. And for autumn orange through and through, you can’t go wrong with chunky-knit Boot Socks in Spiced Orange – the perfect pairing for your trusty desert boots or Chelsea boots on those chilly autumn rambles to the pub.

A man's feet on a wooden floor, wearing brown leather lace-up boots from Crockett & jones and spiced orange socks from London Sock Company.

orange socks on purple background

Undeniable Halloween sock style

It would be remiss of us not to address the, well, pumpkin in the room. When it comes to scary season and Halloween style, orange socks are the only choice. Whether you are going all out with the black and orange theme, or just looking for a subtle nod to spooky season for a stylish Halloween party, pull on a pair of Curious Orange Simply Sartorials. Classy and cool – with just a hint of sartorial ghoul about them.

Keeping orange socks vibrant

In order to keep your orange socks looking beautifully bright, it is important to look after them. London Sock Company’s pairs are meticulously crafted to stand the steps of time and stay true to their hue if you do. Here are some care tips for your orange socks:

Opt for orange socks this year

Far from being a shade for only the brave, orange is an elegant pop of colour for all dapper dressers. If you are looking for something sophisticated, that will get you noticed for the right reasons, orange socks are the perfect match for a man’s classic wardrobe staples. Get ready to breath new life into those chinos, that navy suit, those grey slacks, that favourite tweed.

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