Our Guide To Fun Men's Socks & Upping Your Sock Game!

Everything you need to know about fun socks, and upping your sock game!

Out of all the accessories we sell there is one that seems to grab the hearts and minds of our customers more than any, socks! So lets take a look at why!

This ones going to be fun!

The fundamentals of socks!

A bit of housekeeping first, lets look at the different elements of the socks we sell so we are all singing from the same sock sheet!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories The How Are Socks Made

  • Toe
  • Sole
  • Heel
  • Heel Flap
  • Instep
  • Shin
  • Calf
  • Cuff

Who'd have thought there was so much to a pair of socks hey?

What to look for in great socks?

When we manufacture socks, we have to add a seam; the best place to do this is to position the stitches so that the seam runs along the toe nails. This won't rub on your toes or cause blisters, so check this when fitting!

The sole wants to be firm and supportive. All our socks have elastic built into the fabric where needed to pull the sock tight to the foot - you don't want lose fitting socks to cause discomfort over a long day!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Comfort Fit Socks

The heel and instep should all work together to pull the sock close to the foot, again leaving you with a feeling of comfort and support but not an overly tight fit.

Working your way up the calf, the cuff should have the same feeling; you don't want the cuff to be too tight as this could restrict blood flow. Similarly, you don't want it too lose so that it irritates your ankle and falls down.

If you are worried about any element of fit consult your podiatrist as your foot health is really important, this article is solely a style and comfort fit guide.

All our socks are a combed cotton and nylon mix to create a breathable and comfortable piece of clothing.

Phew, that's the boring bit out the way!

Disclaimer! We don't do boring here!

Okay! if you like plain socks you have probably read far enough, the rest of this article will be no use to you at all.

If you're still reading then you're in the right place!

People love crazy socks, but why? Socks seem to have so much character, they are a great way to add confidence to your look. Even if people won't see them, it's like wearing a superman suit, you know it's there underneath!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Spotty Socks

Argyle Pattern Socks

If you're new to the world of crazy socks then argyle is a great start! Our modern twist on the traditional design is a great starting point!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Argyle Pattern Socks

We recommend argyle pattern and geometric pattern socks for all occasions, they are a great way to introduce colour into an outfit! Geometric socks can be both relaxed and formal. They also allow you to start getting used to showing your personality through your sock game!

This bold step won't go unnoticed by those around you!

Striped and Spot Pattern Socks

So you tried argyle, you got used to the compliments on your new upgraded natty socks, and now you want more!

It's time to upgrade to a bold stripe or spot pattern sock!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Stripey Sock Sets

The character you can add by this subtle change in design will attract even more attention, I guarantee you that! You're going to get known as "The Sock Guy" in the office, and you might even inspire other budding sock wearers to up their game too!

Beware you might start an all out war, there's something about socks! So you're going to need a worthy collection to stay ahead of the rest! 

Crazy Pattern Socks

So now you're the sock guy! As they said in Anchor-man, things escalated quickly! Before you know it, you're heading out in slightly shorter pants, just to catch peoples attention!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Crazy Sock Patterns

When you get to this level, you have earned our respect! You're boldly going where no one else in your office dares to go, and you're living the sock dream!

You have a sock game!

Character Theme Socks

Before you know it you're sock game knows no bounds, even the boss is asking you "what socks are you wearing today?" Its out of control!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Character Filled Socks

Don't worry we have space, animal, monster, fruit, floral themes, and so many more. Everyday we have new designs and ideas coming to keep you on top of the latest styles and themes!

The Odd Socks Trend

We have tried to pair our sock boxes so they can equally be worn as odd sock pairings.

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Crazy Argyle Sock Box


But we know this isn't enough, so keep an eye on the store and look out for our new crazy odd sock boxes coming this summer!

PickaPocket Men's Accessories Happy Socks Odd Socks Box

Socks As Gifts

Share the love, we all love to get socks at Christmas right? Well nowadays we really do!

Check out our latest unboxing video; all our sock boxes come with a specially designed themed box to make the perfect gift!


Check out our newest sock boxes that have been designed to fit into letterboxes, so you don't even have to be home to take in your new socks, and what a welcome home they will make.

We have also started a new sock club for anyone that wants new socks monthly, a bit like a subscription box, but with none of the commitment or tie ins of monthly purchases, just dip your toe in and out as you see fit, and keep an eye on our social media accounts for the latest news!


In Summary

Socks are like little personalities with soles! People seem to fall in love with socks! Be ready for things to escalate, trust us once you start you won't be able to stop!

Socks are a great way to show your personality, and people will fall in love with your sock wearing escapades too!

In a world that's all too serious, this is a real opportunity to have a bit of fun, so enjoy!


If you have any further questions you can contact our stylists at sales@pickapocket.co.uk

Thank you for reading!

Reviews (1 comment)

  • Mandy On

    Well after reading this blog about socks I’m going to take more time when buying a pair.

    Can not tell you over the years I just bought a pair only to turn them into dusters as they never felt right.

    Just goes to show how a blog can change the way you shop.

    Thank you for such a great insight to the sock world

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