There are so many ways to style a pair of men’s Wolverine crew socks.
Some guys just want a plain sock, some like a different style for their crew socks each season, and some are just looking for something unique to wear in the winter.
Whether you prefer a traditional sock or a knit crew sock, here are the basics to help you decide if your crew socks fit your style.
The first step is to figure out what you want.
If you’re looking for a sock to wear during the season, a knit mens sock may not be the best fit for you.
Knits don’t stretch as much as other sock materials and they’re more comfortable, according to Men’s Crew Socks.
“You can wear a sock like this for a week, and the feeling of wearing it will be so much different,” said Men’s Head & Shoulders Co. CEO Chris Stedman.
“But then you’ll want to make sure you don’t wear a knit for a year or two,” he added.
Knits have a “soft, natural feel,” so they’re great for summer, Stedmans points out, and they tend to be more comfortable than knit crew socks because of that.
“They’re soft, so it’s easier to hold your weight,” he said.
Knitted mens socks tend to look more professional, Stingmans added, so you may not want to buy them just to wear for your next crew sock season.
“But knit mains will last you for a long time, so they’ll be perfect for any season,” he warned.
The second step is finding the right sock pattern.
Knitting mens are the most versatile pattern sock in the world, Stengman said, because they can be made to fit almost any body type.
“The main thing to keep in mind is that you’re going to need to be a little bit creative to get your crew sock pattern to look right for you,” he advised.
If it’s hard to find a knit pattern that fits you, try a knit one.
It may seem more complicated, but it’s worth the effort.
“If you don, you’re probably just going to end up wearing something too small,” Stengmans said.
But you can find a knitted mains pattern online, Stedenman noted.
You can even buy patterned mens sweaters and socks for under $20.
“For the sweaters, you can buy a pattern and a pair at a fabric store and buy a pair, but you can get these in the online store,” he explained.
“And you can do a sweater online, but that’s not going to look as good.”
Stedman also noted that knit moths are more forgiving than wool moths.
Knit moths won’t lay an egg on you and wool molds won’t break.
“So if you have a pair that’s going to last a long period of time, you’ll probably be happy,” he told msnbc.
“It’s definitely a challenge to find something that fits.”