Happy Socks — I’m pretty sure that I first heard about Happy Socks from Put This On, but I could be wrong, as many other men’s style bloggers have preached this unisex hosiery online retailer for some time.
I finally took the plunge after suitsandboots mentioned they were 50% off if you bought ten pairs, meaning they clocked in at $5/pair plus free shipping. From the pictures, I was slightly worried they might not be long enough to wear in a dressy environment, but they do just fine.
Are these socks a “must buy”? No. If you’re finding yourself wanting to play it safer, then their bold, multi-colored approach might be a bit too flashy and progressive for you in a button-down office of white shirts and charcoal suits. But, even if you do find yourself in that environment every day, why not put a bit of color into your uniform?
I happen to think their one-color, fire-engine red socks are great for when you’re locked into that white/grey/black neutral world, but the blue and orange ones could work, too.
While it’s still summer and I’m going sockless 95% of the time, I’ve worn these socks a few times and they get the job done. Unfortunately, they’re no longer on sale, but keep them in mind for when they do drop the price again. Given that some places charge $15 and up per pair for argyle socks, $5-10 isn’t unreasonable for dress socks that’ll definitely be unique.