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mismatch matching.


That's what I thought you'd say. Classic you--so typical. 

I guess I shouldn't blame you for not knowing what I'm talking about when I say "mismatch matching" since it's not something we've talked about before, nor, to my knowledge, is it a thing that anyone else has talked about before. Let's just say this is the first time the term has been coined. Congratulations for being part of this important event in history.

Now, it's very important that you don't mistake this new take on sock game for just wearing mismatched socks, which is a thing some people are doing that is dumb and bad, and absolutely fugly, and don't do that, and so on. Wearing completely mismatched socks looks lazy, or like you're trying way too hard to look like you don't care. You obviously care, and we can tell that you care, and we now hate you for it. 

So then what is mismatch matching, you ask?

Mismatch matching is finding a way to coordinate socks that were not sold together as a pair. Using matching color schemes between socks with different patterns to create a "match" without actually matching pairs of socks by their mates. 

Black, purple, and white. All of these colors are found in both socks, plus some greyscales in the striped sock that don't appear in the doted patterned sock. Did these socks come in the same package when I bought them? No. Are they identical? No. But do they coordinate and match? yes.

Benefits to mismatch matching:


  • exponential growth in the combinations of socks you can now wear
  • subtlety to your style
  • uniqueness -- you'll be the only one of your friends doing this
  • you can finally unlock your inner sock creativity
  • add some fun to your sock game with 1 reserved-pattern sock and 1 goofy sock
  • I'm doing it, so you can be like me
  • girls will think you're more attractive


Do you really need any more reasons? Check out my sock combinations from the last two weeks:

*Side note: I don't cuff my jeans up to the middle of my shins: pants were pulled up for the purposes of photo taking.

so dig through your sock drawer and get creative. just not too creative.


- james



abc's of men's fashion - 55


"If you use it every day, buy the very best. If you don’t, don’t." The goal here is to have fewer items in your closet that look better and last longer. Think of the items you wear often, whether blue jeans or a navy suit, buy one and be done. A $200 pair of selvedge jeans will outlast four pairs of regular Levi’s and look better in the process. But socks? Socks are socks, man--buy some that look good but don't spend an arm and a leg.


- james


boot socks.

it's starting to get stupid cold outside, and while your boots were enough to keep your little feets cozy during the fall, it's just not gonna cut it during winter. you need some boot socks. check out what i found in my interweb browsing today.

target mossimo hiker boot socks - $4.99

Dickie's cotton thermal boot sock - $11.00

Duluth Trading Co. heavywheight primaloft crew socks - $18.50

j.crew men's camp socks - $16.50

j.crew men's camp socks - $16.50

UO Southwest camp sock - $12.00 or 3 for $24.00

UO tri-marled tip camp sock - $12.00 or 3 for $24.00

l.l.bean merino wool ragg socks 2-pack - $12.99

wigwam snow swirl - $15.00


- james




etiquette clothiers.

I was doing a little searching last night for some socks that a reader liked and stumbled upon Etiquette Clothiers in the process. And let me tell you, I'm thankful. Etiquette is all about the basics and it shows. When you look through their offerings you can see the attention to detail and the simplicity of their products. They've got their socks on lock but they also make under garments, tees, and henley's. Make sure you jump over there and swoop goods, link here

- Taylor


k.bell socks.

Are you still struggling with your sock game? Are you having a hard time finding decent socks at decent prices that won't fall apart after a few wears and washes? Well friends, meet K.Bell Socks. K.Bell Socks, meet our friends. Now then, enough with the formalities, let’s get down to it.

K.Bell socks are a great all-around sock selection. Whether you're looking to add some umph to your dress shoes or wanting to roll casual in your vans, these socks are always a good choice.  

Over the years in this crazy, mixed-up thing we call life, we here at drip cult have slipped our feets into a plethora of different brands of socks. Needless to say, there are some crappy foot-clothing companies out there. In fact, we’ve narrowed bad socks down to three main categories. First, we have the rippers: These guys rip (usually in the theel or the big toe) within the first few wears – obviously cheap. Second, we have the fallers: These guys fall. They never stay up and you’re constantly pulling them up, which is annoying, and not really a great look for you. Third, we have the faders: These guys fade. You’ve only washed them once, and now you have a completely different pair of socks on your hands, but not in a good way. One wash and they look like they've been through world war II. We are pleased to inform you that K.Bell socks do not fall into any of these categories. 

K.Bell delivers quality socks for under ten bucks. What more can you ask for? Well I guess you could ask for comfort right? Well, once again, K.Bell delivers. These socks are comfy. They're made of soft, stretchy fibers and are completely itch free. Not sure about you, but we can’t stand itchy socks. Terrible. 

With K.Bell you've also got all kinds of styles to choose from. Looking for hilarious novelty shark attack socks? Got 'em. How about sharp looking patterned socks with accent colors for your menswear? On top of it. Want some comfy boot socks in great colors and styles? You know it. When we say they've got you covered, we mean it.

So what are you waiting for? Make your feet happy and go buy some socks from our friends at K.Bell. Check them out here

- dripcult 


5 pairs of socks for $24. 

Looking to step up your sock game? It's never too late and you can never have too many socks. Topman's got your back and they have some good deals going on some great looking socks.

Normally for $24 you're getting two, maybe three, pairs of socks, but Topman is offering five pairs of socks at that price. Jump over there and grab them while you can. Some of these are only offered for a limited time, so be quick.

All socks are linked, so if you see any you want just click on them. Want more options? More Topman Here

- Taylor


stance socks. 

Can you say stocking stuffers? Socks don't have to be a let down gift anymore. Check out this socks by Stance. They make socks a great gift again. To see more socks and to swoop some Stance Socks go here.

- Taylor


the madness has to stop.

For too long, men and some women have worn socks that show just over the top of their shoes, or even worse: sandals with socks. No more I say! The madness must stop! Advances in modern technology have changed the world in ways that prevent any man or woman from having excuses for sock visibility. 



Absolutely ridiculous. Even if you're wearing literally the coolest shoes ever, their awesomeness will be overshadowed as attention is drawn from the shoes to the unsightly sock peeking out from above the shoes themselves. Unless you are currently in the act of playing a competitive sport or wearing a costume, there's no reason for me to see your socks. This unacceptable error stops being adorable once you stop being a small child. Really there are only three options:

1.) Sockless: No distractions, no nonsense. The sockless look works with any kind of look -- shorts, pants, it's all good. I definitely recommend putting some baby powder in your shoes before you wear them without socks though. Doing this will cut down on sweat and stank.

2.) No-show socks: They might look a little awkward on their own, but you'll get the sockless look without the blisters and foot sweat. You can probably pick up a three pack for betwen $10-$20. Try Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters, or H&M.

3.) Sock Game: I think this option speaks for itself.

So take your pick one through three and keep your sock situation on lock.


- James



orange kick.

This is a monochromatic outfit done right. He runs with the same color-way and then throws in a pop of color with his socks. The socks are planned and perfectly executed. First, and obvious, he wanted them to pop and catch the eye. Secondly, they aren't just a random pair of brightly colored socks. They are a brownish-tan hue and orange stripped pair of socks that stay with the monochromatic theme. Gotta love the camo tie too. Props to this guy, drip drip.

- Taylor


J-Crew aint got nothin' on me.

I think it's safe to say that when it comes to sock game, I practice what I preach. Let's just say that when I go out, I can be confident that if my jeans lift up when I sit down and somehow happens to catch a glimpse of my ankle region, they'll like what they see. Step your game up.

- James