I’m not a sock person. That’s not to say I don’t wear socks. I wear them every day. But I’m not a sock person when it comes to parts of my wardrobe that grab attention. (None of my wardrobe is intended to scream, actually.)
If someone concludes that I’m a fun person, I prefer that conclusion to be drawn from my personality or sense of humor, not my socks. Hence, my choices in hosiery tend to be the more understated variety. To that end, I’ve yet to find an itch that GoldToe socks don’t scratch.
Given my suit collection, which ranges from midnight blue and navy to charcoal and light gray, along with a few subtle stripes and plaids within that color range, I do very well with solid socks in black, navy and gray, all offered by GoldToe.
The three models I like are the Windsor Wool, the Canterbury and the Metropolitan. Each is made with a different fabric blend for different seasons and purposes. Windsor Wool is a wool blend that is great for cold months. Canterbury is a light cotton blend, making them ideal for summer. And Metropolitan is made with a soft, but durable mid-weight nylon weave, making the black ones perfect for formal occasions.
Since showing skin between your socks and pants is a crime punishable by no admittance to the boardroom or no sex after dinner, all the socks I buy from GoldToe are over-the-calf, sparing me the embarrassment of baring unwelcome ankle flesh and the harassment of regularly pulling my socks back up. I would recommend the same for anyone else: get over-the-calf dress socks.
Among my favorite features of GoldToe socks are their durability and affordability. The main reason I replace dress socks is the color fading that occurs over many washings, particularly with the cotton Canterbury socks. The black isn’t as black, and the navy isn’t as deep. My need to replace happens about every year (although those Windsor Wool and Metropolitan socks tend to hold their color very well).
GoldToe sells their socks in convenient 3-packs. Windsor Wools are $24, Canterburys are $21 and Metropolitans are $19. Very nice prices for well-made, simple, soft, comfortable, elegant, grown-up socks. I’m a happy customer.