The 22 Best Pairs of Stylish Socks for Grooms and Groomsmen in 2022

Fresh colors, bold patterns, and timeless styles from brands like Bonobos, J.Crew and more

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Every groomsman look typically starts with a suit or tuxedo. Then, come the accessories like suspenders, tuxedo shoes, cufflinks, and, one of our favorites, groomsman socks. While it’s safe to assume the suit or tux you’re wearing to the wedding errs on the side of classic — though we love a bold groomsman look — your socks are the perfect opportunity to have a little fun and show off your personality. 

Whether you’re a groom shopping for your groomsmen, a best man stepping in to help his soon-to-be-wed pal, or a groomsman in charge of making your own selection, there are so many stylish groomsmen socks to consider. Since you'll be spending many hours on your feet, we researched designs made from high quality materials so you will look and feel cool. Mack Weldon Silver Extended Crew Socks combines anti-odor silver and a cushioned sole to keep you comfortable from the ceremony to the afterparty.

Ahead, the best groomsmen socks for every style and budget.

Brooks Brothers Polka Dot Crew Socks

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 Courtesy of Brooks Brothers

Materials: Cotton, Nylon, Lyrca | Color: Navy | Length: Crew

For the dapper groomsman, this polka dot sock is gentlemanly as ever. A timeless look with a black or grey tuxedo. 

Southern Scholar Light Purple Men's Dress Socks

Southern Scholar Light Purple Men's Dress Socks

Southern Scholar

Materials: Polyester, Viscose Rayon, Nylon, Spandex | Color: Purple | Length: Mid-Calf, Over-the-Calf

For preppy tastes, a pastel color is perfect for spring and summer weddings. The materials are antimicrobial, moisture-wicking, and breathable, perfect for warmer weather.

Price at time of publish: $25

Falke Happy Socks

Falke Happy Socks

Shopbop

Materials: Cotton, Polyamide, Elastane | Color: Black | Length: Crew

You can never go wrong with a pair of versatile black socks that can easily be worn underneath a formal tuxedo or a casual suit.

Price at time of publish: $22

Falke Polka-Dot Socks

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Materials: Cotton, Polyamide | Color: 7 | Length: Crew

A classic for a reason, polka dot socks will add an element of fun to your wedding day look without making too much of a statement.

Price at time of publish: $37

Nice Laundry Personal Edition: Herringbone

Herringbone Socks

Courtesy of Nice Laundy

Materials: Cotton, Nylon, Spandex | Color: Blue, Navy, Black | Length: Crew

This customizable herringbone dress sock set makes for the perfect groomsman gift. Your guys can wear one pair on the big day and rotate through the others throughout the wedding weekend. 

Price at time of publish: $68

Polo Ralph Lauren Pack of 3 Solid Ribbed Dress Socks

Polo Ralph Lauren Pack of 3 Solid Ribbed Dress Socks

Amazon

Materials: Cotton, Nylon, Spandex, Polyester | Color: 5 | Length: Crew

It doesn’t get more versatile than solid ribbed dress socks. This set of three will suit a number of wedding looks from tuxedos to three-piece suits. 

Price at time of publish: $24

Pantherella Danvers Ribbed-Knit Cotton-Blend Socks

Groom socks

Courtesy of Matches Fashion

Materials: Cotton, Nylon | Color: 10 | Length: Crew

This ribbed sock comes in ten different colors, but we love the baby blue for prepster groomsmen at a spring wedding. Also stylish? A mix of pastel shades.  

Price at time of publish: $16

Happy Socks Filled Optic Socks

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 Courtesy of Happy Socks

Materials: Cotton, Polyamide, Elastane | Color: 8 | Length: Crew

On the bold scale, this optic pattern is at least an eight (depending on your style, that is). We love them for groomsmen at a summer wedding. 

Price at time of publish: $17

Pair of Thieves Cushion Crew Socks in Pride Happy Daises

Pair of Thieves Cushion Crew Socks in Pride Happy Daises

Pair of Thieves

Materials: Cotton, Polyester, Spandex | Color: Black | Length: Crew

With subtle daises on a black background, these socks are a way to celebrate and give back to the LGBTQ community.

Price at time of publish: $7

Tie Bar Seaside Dot Socks

Tie Bar Seaside Dot Socks

Tie Bar

Materials: Cotton, Polyamide, Elastane | Color: 7 | Length: Crew

With a tan, brown, or blue suit, this pair of geometric socks is fresh for spring or summer. For fall and winter, we love the black and burgundy versions. 

Price at time of publish: $8

Hotsox Men's Camouflage Crew Socks

Hotsox Men's Camouflage Crew Socks

Hotsox

Materials: Cotton, Nylon, Polyester, Spandex | Color: Gray | Length: Crew

Camouflage , but make it chic in elegant gray. This pair is not for the wallflower groomsman. 

London Sock Co. Spot of Style Socks

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Courtesy of London Sock Company 

Materials: Cotton, Polyamide, Elastane | Color: 7 | Length: Crew

The combination of light blue and red on these socks feels unconventionally cool—though there's other color combinations too. Fun fact, the design was inspired by the classic movie Roman Holiday and designed by London College of Fashion student, Martina Milana.

Price at time of publish: $30

Uncommon Goods Personalized Socks

Uncommon Goods Personalized Socks

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods 

Materials: Pima Cotton, Nylon, Elastane | Color: Black, Gray | Length: Crew

Another excellent groomsmen gift, this set-of-five socks can be personalized with initials or names and a phrase at the toes. Any good inside jokes? 

Price at time of publish: $50

Bonobos Supersoft Dress Sock

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 Courtesy of Bonobos

Materials: Cotton, Polyester, Spandex | Color: 14 | Length: Crew

This dress sock is built for comfort, featuring a cushioned footbed, mesh ventilation, and arch support. It doesn’t get better than that for hours on your feet at a wedding! 

Price at time of publish: $15

J.Crew Argyle Socks

J.Crew Argyle Socks

J.Crew

Materials: Cotton, Polyester, Polyamide, Elastane | Color: Red, Gray, Green | Length: Crew

A argyle print is timeless, and can be worn beyond the wedding. Made from organic cotton, you can feel good about wearing them too.

Price at time of publish: $17

Mack Weldon Silver Extended Crew Dress Sock

Mack Weldon Silver Extended Crew Dress Sock

Mack Weldon

Materials: Cotton, Silver, Nylon, Elastic | Color: 12 | Length: Over-the-Calf

With anti-odor silver and a cushioned footbed, this sock will keep you comfortable and fresh all wedding long. Whether you like solids or stripes, there are plenty of designs to choose from.

Price at time of publish: $24

Stance Butter Blend Dress Socks

Stance Butter Blend Dress Socks

Stance

Materials: Butter Blend | Color: 6 | Length: Over-the-Calf

This oversized floral pattern seems bold, but under a suit, it’s rather subtle. A unique choice for fall or winter groomsmen. 

Price at time of publish: $25 for Light Cushion: Rivi-Black

Express Ruby Houndstooth Print Dress Socks

Express Ruby Houndstooth Print Dress Socks

Express

Materials: Polyester, Cotton | Color: Ruby | Length: Crew

Update the classic print with a ruby toned houndstooth sock.

Price at time of publish: $12

Cole Haan Ribbon Neat Crew Socks

Groom socks

Courtesy of Cole Haan

Materials: Polyester, Cotton, Nylon, Spandex | Color: Gray | Length: Crew

Neat, indeed. The ribbon detailing on these grey socks feels one-of-a-kind without being too bold or splashy. 

Price at time of publish: $13

Richer Poorer Men's Quilt Lightweight Crew Socks

Richer Poorer Men's Quilt Lightweight Crew Socks

Richer Poorer

Materials: Nylon, Cotton, Polyester, Spandex | Color: Gray | Length: Crew

For the bold groomsman, this pair of geometric printed dress socks are playful and fresh. A sleeker take on the novelty sock.

Price at time of publish: $14

Falke No. 2 Finest Cashmere Men Socks

Groom socks

Courtesy of Neiman Marcus

Materials: Cashmere, Polyamide | Color: 6 | Length: Crew

If luxury fabrics are your game, look no further than this cashmere dress sock. Available in plenty of shades, you can’t go wrong with any of these colors with a colorful suit or classic tuxedo.  

Price at time of publish: $132

Thom Browne 4-Bar Striped Socks

Groom socks

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Materials: Cotton | Color: 6 | Length: Mid-Calf

For the designer-loving groomsman, it doesn’t get more stylish than Thom Browne. This striped sock is simple yet smart. 

Price at time of publish: $150

What to Look for in Groomsman Socks

Colors

You want to make sure your socks coordinate with your suit, shoes, and overall wedding theme. If you are wearing a black or navy suit, you can't go wrong with dark colored socks, though you can experiment with a pop of color. For spring or summer weddings where you'll be wearing lighter colors, go for lighter neutrals like Tie Bar Seaside Dot Socks.

Design

You might be the type to go bold with a color-blocked sock, graphic pattern, or a novelty print, like Stance's Butter Blend Floral Sock. Or, perhaps you’re looking for a sock that pays homage to your hobbies or the wedding venue? Has the designer bug bitten you? If so, we’ve scouted stylish designer versions that stand the test of time, like Thom Browne's 4-Bar Striped Sock. whether your taste is classic or quirky. You might be shopping for groomsmen socks as a gift if you’re the groom. In this case, a customizable style, like Uncommon Goods Personalized Sock, is both thoughtful and unique.

Materials

Since you'll be spending lots of time on your feet, you'll want socks made of breathable materials like cotton. Pairs that offer a cushioned sole, like Mack Weldon Silver Extended Crew Socks, get bonus points.

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Laura Lajiness Kaupke is a writer and editor, covering all things fashion, from the bride and groom's looks to bridal party and wedding guest attire. She has previously held the position of senior fashion editor at The Zoe Report and POPSUGAR.

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