Top 5 Cashmere Socks for Men
By Lesley Bracker
, last updated December 16, 2011
There's truly nothing more comfortable than cashmere socks. Check out the following five men’s cashmere sock options to see what we mean. They are an affordable luxury and elevate your look for very little money. Not only do cashmere socks look great when they peek through the crossed-leg seated position, but just wearing them around the house and into bed is one of life's great feelings.
Garnet Hill is the go-to brand for cashmere socks for men. They are reinforced with nylon in the toe and heel to insure long-term use, without compromising on comfort. Discounts are available when you buy more than five pairs, and at $28 a pair, the discounts help! They offer all the basic colors you would want for fall and winter dressing, and there's warmth to their color selection that makes these socks stand out.
These are less expensive than other cashmere socks (because of the nylon blend in the toe and heel), but they are also the most durable and most comfortable. It's the nylon that helps them stay in place in your shoe, as cashmere socks can slough and bunch without that reinforcement.
Neiman Marcus is well known for their signature cashmere sock, and they are pricey. At $98 for a set, which includes one pair of black socks and one pair in your choice of navy, charcoal, light brown, taupe, light purple, red, or light blue, they are the most expensive of those out there. The colors offered are brighter and more festive than Garnet Hills, which is a bit more conservative, so if you like a little surprise color poking out at the bottom of your hemline, go for it!
Made of the finest Italian cashmere but made in the USA, Orvis is a great brand to buy. A set of three will set you back $158, but their hand-spun cashmere is the best of the best. They reinforce the heel and toe, as well, so they will last and last. These socks are extremely well made and very comfortable. A set of three pairs includes black, charcoal, and tan. No bright colors or patterns to be found in this line.
If you want argyle cashmere socks, (and why not go for the argyle?) check out Bonobos. At $19 a pair, they're affordable and fun to wear, made of bright stripes, patterns, and colors! If you are adventurous and love colors and patterns, this is the line for you! These socks show that you like to have fun, and they are the most affordable you'll find.
Renaissance Fair Isle Socks
There are many other brands on the market that make wool/cashmere blend socks that you can wear year round, like Renaissance Fair Isle Socks, which are made in England. They're sure to keep you warm and dry! One of the great things about this line of socks is that they can be worn in the cold of winter, but also transition well for spring, thanks to the unique cashmere/viscose/cotton/wool blend. These are hand-linked, meaning they are extremely comfortable. It's like wearing your favorite sweater on your feet!