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Sock It To Them!

Knock the socks off others by donning these bold and graphic pairs.

By Chris Ong      10 March 2021

About time for you to return into office or head out for that long-overdue social outing? Before you do, bin your hole-ridden and discoloured not-meant-to-be-seen-in-public socks and get yourself a fresh pair. They are relatively cheap and convenient fashion pieces to add to, update and elevate your look without the need to overhaul your entire wardrobe, and for those who work in a more traditional office, are easier for you to show some creativity, individuality and to get away with when you wear a brightly-coloured or printed pair. Pull yourself up style-wise with this collection of statement socks.

ASOS Pokémon sport sock with Pikachu design

Pokémon sport sock with Pikachu design, $9.99, ASOS Design

How to make your typical two-striped white sports sock interesting: Add Pikachu. Even if you aren’t quite as quick as this lightning-fast Pokémon, you can still “flash” people with this peek-a-boo Pikachu pair while just walking about town.

Available at ASOS

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Socksss X Wary Meyers organic cotton-blend socks
Socksss X Wary Meyers organic cotton-blend socks, $40 (USD $29), Socksss

While everyone does horizontal, you go vertical with this pastel blue and yellow pair. These socks will have the hipsters eye you from the bottom up, since they are part of a collab between Swedish label Socksss and Portland-based interiors brand Wary Meyers and look suitably “designer-ish” without the designer price.

Available at MatchesFashion

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Celine Homme The Dancing Kid striped wool-jacquard socks
The Dancing Kid striped wool-jacquard socks, $205 (£110), Celine Homme

This one’s for the moneyed TikTokkers: a weighty wool sock that’s woven with the name of the fashion house’s TikTok inspired SS21 collection. Also, you can only get your mitts on this on Mr Porter.

Available at Mr Porter

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H&M Leg Day black sports socks
Leg Day black sports socks, $4.95, H&M

Gym bunnies, flaunt your commitment with this black pair that states the body part you are working on/proud of. Plus, there are ventilating hole-knit sections over the feet so you won’t get them too stinky even while you get your calves and thighs mighty.

Available at H&M outlets, multiple locations, www2.hm.com/en_asia2

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H&M Chest Day white sports sock
Chest Day white sports sock, $4.95, H&M

Done with your pins? Then it’s chest day next for you gym rats. Wear your heart on your sleeve by wearing this on your feet.

Available at H&M outlets, multiple locations, www2.hm.com/en_asia2

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H&M Hamburger white sports socks
Hamburger white sports socks, $4.95, H&M

Last but not least, it’s the day of the week that you get to live (to eat). Put this on for your cheat/eat day, and if anyone catches you indulging in a double-patty burger with extra cheese and mayo, let this pair speak the truth for you.

Available at H&M outlets, multiple locations, www2.hm.com/en_asia2

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Gucci GG Supreme-intarsia cotton-blend socks
GG Supreme-intarsia cotton-blend socks, $210 (USD $157), Gucci

If you must have a luxury monogram sock, you probably won’t get more obvs (or looks) than with this one. The Italian brand’s iconic “GG” emblem’s woven all over, with its cuff accented with Gucci’s signature green and red Web stripes.

Available at MatchesFashion

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CottonOn special edition active sock
Special edition active sock (orange/purple/red/tie dye), $9.99, Cotton:On

Can’t decide on what colour to wear? Then might as well wear them all – colours, we mean, not all of your socks – with this tie dye pair.

Available at Cotton:On outlets, multiple locations, cottonon.com/SG

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YRMS X Playful Socks limited edition socks (Godzilla socks)
YRMS X Playful Socks limited edition socks (Godzilla socks), $19, YRMS by Jonathan Wong

While you await the Godzilla vs. Kong movie, you can purchase this to wear for the showing. Part of “PlayfulJon”, a limited capsule collab between Hong Kong singer-actor Jonathan Wong and Hong Kong sock brand Playful Socks, this winning design from an online competition features planes and cutesy Godzillas (which kinda betrays which monster’s side you’re on).

Available at ZALORA Singapore

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RipNDip Nerm Street socks
Nerm Street socks, $17 (USD $12), RipNDip

“Can you tell me how to get, how to get…” these cartoony-print socks? Yes, on hypebeast-fave online store, HBX. Have fun with your similar-aged (or younger) kidult pals figuring out these satirical versions of a famous kids’ show characters while wearing it.

Available at HBX

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Vetements X Reebok DHL logo-jacquard cotton-blend socks
Vetements X Reebok DHL logo-jacquard cotton-blend socks, $190 (USD $142), Vetements

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek piece from the luxury-priced streetwear fave, Vetements. A popular Reebok collaboration design returns in sock-form, split equally with the courier’s corporate yellow colour and red logo on the upper half, and a traditional grey lower half adorned with the sporting goods giant’s logo. Pair with your reseller-bought shoe-of-the-week for extra hypebeast points.

 Available at MatchesFashion

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ASOS Design sport sock with all over Disenchantment design
Sport sock with all over Disenchantment design, $9.99, ASOS Design

Feel elf-ish? Then this Elfo all-over print sock is for you. ICYDK, Elfo’s the happy-go-lucky/devil-may-care half-elf tritagonist from Matt Groening’s (creator of The Simpsons) newish animation Disenchantment. And if you do know, then wearing this means you are in the know.

Available at ASOS

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Sacai patchwork cotton-blend socks in red
Patchwork cotton-blend socks in red, $78 (£41.67), Sacai

Caught between dressing “wild” or “gentlemanly” for your date? Try going “manimal” and maximal with this quirky patchwork of brown leopard and red paisley prints, that’s bound to show that you have some personality, though it won’t guarantee a second date – that’s all on you.

 Available at Mr Porter

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Maison Kitsuné Striped Fox Head socks
Striped Fox Head socks, $56 (USD $42)
, Maison Kitsuné

Want to show off the brand name of what-covers-your-feet discreetly without having it printed in bold lettering or with “vulgar” monogram motifs? This is how: wearing a sock that comes with a fox face illustration that marks it as hailing from a hipster Paris-meets-Tokyo label.

 Available at HBX

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Freshly Pressed Socks Woody
Woody, $12, Freshly Pressed Socks

Boys and girls who love Toy Story, this is a must-get. The SG brand’s pop culture-inspired collection of socks contains this cow print pair named after the leader of the ragtag group of lovable toys, that’s perfect for the cowboy in your life.

Available at freshlypressedsocks.com

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