Used to be, in a conservative business environment, if you wanted to inject some style and uniqueness into your navy blue and charcoal gray 9-to-5 existence, the only way do that was with a tie. Maybe a pocket square if you could pull it off.
Now you can safely bring your subversive sense of style and spirit of individuality into the office (or dinner, dates, clubs, parties, street, or golf course), with Stance Socks.
These aren’t your typical novelty socks, with outrageous designs printed on cheap material. Sure, they’re outrageous, but Stance Socks are upgraded with combed cotton, engineered arch supports, and mesh venting that bring as much comfort as they do style. Plus, if you plan on wearing yours at play, their Performance line offers all that, plus extra padding and Cool Max technology, and, because they were designed with skateboarding in mind, are “deliberately sticky enough to keep your feet locked in place.”
And while their designs are definitely original and free-thinking — for example, their Mix Match pairs come just mismatched enough to keep it interesting (“Don’t Match, Don’t Matter”), and their Three of a Kind line comes with 3 single socks meant to be worn however you want — they’ve also paired (pun intended) with their favorite artists and designers for their Artist Series, which raises the lowly sock to the level of wearable canvas.
They sent me several pairs to try, and I was not only surprised by the variety of styles they offer, but by how unbelievably comfortable they are. Personally, I’m not a fan of over-the-calf socks, living in South Florida I prefer the least amount of coverage and usually opt for anything below the ankle, if I wear socks at all. But these were light and breathable, and unlike most, they had enough elastic to keep them in place all day. And those engineered arch supports? You’ll be loving them as much as the wild designs, after a long day on your feet.
Stance Socks also come in low cut ankle styles for those of us who prefer the least amount of coverage, and unlike designer ties, won’t put a dent in your wallet. They’ll run you just $6 for the Casual ankle and $10-$14 for the calf, the Art Series run $8 for ankle and $14 for the over-the-calf, and the Performance line will only set you back $16 per pair.
Casual Friday just got expanded to five days.