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Mack Weldon Daily Wear

“Daily wear” is right; we’re not promoters of commando in the least. Mack Weldon socks, underwear and undershirts ($13-$32) hit the nail on the skivvies head. They’re simple, reasonably priced and comfortable as hell.

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Style Pick: Etiquette Clothiers Mid-Calf Socks

Drop subtle, or not so subtle hints of your inner taste and personality with Mid-Calf Socks ($60). Made in Italy from 30/1 Italian combed cotton with a perfect toe seaming — they’re a luxury your feet and style commentators are bound to appreciate. At $20 a pop, though, we’d suggest letting them loose only on special occasions. You’re upcoming Tough Mudder run doesn’t count.

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Socks on Steroids

Swiss Protection Socks

Barefoot running is the “Bieber fever” of sports at the moment, and nearly every major athletic footwear brand out there has produced some form of barefoot running-style shoe to capitalize on the trend. The Swiss Barefoot company rides the same bandwagon with a slightly different twist. Their ultra-tough socks are made from a blend of…

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Dahlgren Socks

While we prefer the warmer, sockless months, the colder ones are just a fact of life. And as such, the right socks are critical. You want to look good, maybe show some ankle flair, and most importantly keep your feet dry. Wicking moisture away from your feet actually keeps them warm in the winter, or…

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Style Pick: Beams Plus Melange Socks

Inventory Magazine: The socks by Beams Plus offer a great way to mix some bright colors into your outfit in a subtle way. The 3 colors available all bring some interesting combination. Made in Japan, the mix of fabrics offer great quality, a comfortable fit and a long lasting product. $28 | Beams.co.jp

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Educate Your Feet

Smartwool Socks

In the world of socks, somewhere between your dress socks and your athletic socks, exists a weird limbo zone. I’m talking about socks that can be worn with some casual shoes and jeans, without having that now-dreaded white cotton showing (apparently the ladies notice… who knew?). This wouldn’t have bothered me in college, but now…

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Overengineered Socks

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For some reason that I fail to grasp, I burn through dress socks faster than any man I know. Whether it’s the 2+ miles I walk every day or some freak-of-nature method in which I put my socks on, I still manage to rip, tear, or downright destroy most of my socks. Sometimes my foot-sheaths…

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Gold Toe English Ribbed Lisle Socks

I hate buying socks. You see, my feet are on the lower end of the average dress sock’s ridiculous “one size fits all” option. Who’s bright idea was it to offer one sock to fit feet ranging from size 6 to 12? You’d never buy a pair of shoes that way. Plus, it’s never a…

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Adidas ClimaCool Cushion No Show Socks

Summer’s in full swing and you’re out there giving it your all. You’re sporting best equipment, rackets, clubs, shoes and apparel and we know that because you’re an avid Gear Patrol reader. But there’s one thing you’ve overlooked. We’re talking about your feet. Socks to be exact. It’s easy to forget that socks are an…

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Tommy Hilfiger Socks

Underwear and socks often go forgotten when it comes to quality. People just don’t realize that this first line of apparel defense are the staple of comfort. Don’t skimp. That doesn’t mean value isn’t there to be found. These comfortable cotton socks from Tommy Hilfiger are not only comfortable but they work perfectly for work…