Like

Aaron Paul’s Crazy Dress Socks Are Worth Copping

CelebrityAs Fall Approaches, Make Sure Your Sock Game is Strong

aaron-paul-socks.jpg

Aaron Paul has a kind of nonchalance in the way he puts himself together that is truly enviable. Whether he’s wearing a gold chain or a tie-dye shirt, it never looks like something he spent too much time on. Same goes with the bold-stripe dress socks he wore on Fallon last night. On paper they’d be a bold move, but he pulled them off effortlessly. That’s because he followed the basic commandments of wearing loud socks. Not only did he go for a grown-up motif, but he used them to punch up a classic outfit, instead of accentuate some already crazy gear.

We know you’re probably still high on the bare-ankles thing and that’s perfectly OK. The summer months are a glorious time for below-the-knee fashion. But soon enough, with any luck, you’ll look like Paul here. And because dress socks are having what we call in fashion “a moment”, it shouldn't be too difficult. What used to be a really boring, traditional category is now totally lit. From stylish startups to in-the-know indie brands, men no longer have to choose between goofy novelty patterns and old-man motifs when picking out a pair. You might not be ready for dress socks just yet, but they’re ready for you.

Here, a few stylish pairs your coworkers, fellow commuters, and friends will enjoy taking in.

paul-smith-socks.jpg

Paul Smith Striped Melange Socks, $30, available at mrporter.com

nice-laundry-socks.jpg

Nice Laundry Ace Socks, $49 (6-pack), available at nicelaundry.com

jcrew-socks.jpg

J.Crew Palm Tree Socks, $15, available at jcrew.com

happy-socks.jpg

Happy Socks Dot Socks, $12, available at happysocks.com

hook-and-albert-socks.jpg

Hook & Albert Exemplifying Dress Socks, $30, available at hookandalbert.com

Up Next: Five Shoes Every Man Should Own

Read more