How to Pair Socks With Brown Shoes

Long past are the days of men only wearing black dress shoes to work. Nowadays, a nice brown shoe is a staple of nearly every fashionable man’s wardrobe.

Thanks to the near-endless versatility of the brown shoe, a lot of men are finding themselves wearing them a lot more often. Equally as versatile as the shoe itself is the array of socks you can wear with them while still looking fashionable.

Here is a breakdown of picking the perfect socks to pair with your brown shoes to make your outfit pop.

Dress Shoes And Dark Jeans

The classic combo is brown cap toe dress shoes, jeans, and a bold pair of striped socks. A dark blue jean matches perfectly with the brown shoe, and a nice pair of socks with a bold pattern is the best way to make sure your socks don’t overpower the casual look.

Baby Blues

Lighten things up with a light-coloured blue jean, brown shoes and a dark patterned sock. The darkness of the sock pattern pops against the brighter wash of the jeans giving the perfect fashionable contrast for a casual night on the town.

Brown Boots, Light Grey Pants

The pale grey of the pants calls for a cool burst of colour from the socks. Blue is the perfect tone to work with here.

Grey Pants With Dark Brown Boots

The darker pant and the darker boot calls for a fun splash of color. Add some warmth to this muted outfit with some bold coloured socks (think reds and yellows.)

Dark Brown Shoes, Blue Jeans

A more conservative take on the laid back style, the combination of a dark blue jean and a dark brown shoe calls for a bold patterned sock. Splashes of brighter colours work, but they should be kept close to the blue tone.

This post was written by Matt Conklin, owner and sock aficionado at Lucid Socks. Lucid Socks is the best monthly sock club subscription. Lucid Socks’ sock of the month club features a random hand picked pair of socks from one of our many categories of unique and humorous socks.