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Why Mismatched Socks Are The “Gateway Drug” to Men’s Fashion

Perfectly Mismatched

Ah, morning: a time so important that it can make or break the rest of our day. For many of us, mornings are so hectic that it’s hard for us to remember if we’ve already brushed our teeth or if we’ve packed lunch for the day; there’s little worse in the morning than having to scramble to make food and get out the door on time while trying to remember so many other tasks and things to take care of. But for some of us, getting dressed and ready is what eats up most of our time — especially when it comes to socks and finding a matching pair. Does this sound familiar? Maybe your mornings have gone something like this:


It’s the day of the big interview. You’ve the night before laid out your snazziest duds so they’re ready to go in the morning. Your shirt, pants, and (maybe) jacket are all matched and waiting on you. But after you’ve put on your pants and shirt and sit down to put your socks on, you realize you didn’t set any out the night before. Hurriedly, you make your way to your dresser, only to find a mess of mismatched socks. In your rush to get out the door, you scramble to find two socks that kinda-sorta-maybe match if you don’t think too hard about it. Now, you’ve — pardon the phrase — gotten the day started on the wrong foot, all because you couldn’t find two matching socks to pull your outfit together. If only there was a sock company that’s fighting against how our sock drawers eat our socks one mismatched pair of fun socks for men at a time. . .


The Power of One

Unlike literally every other sock company out there, prince + pete recognized that a missing sock isn’t a problem. Rather, it’s an opportunity. Let us explain: most guys don’t have a ton of socks. And, if they do, they likely aren’t all fun socks with cool patterns or novelty socks that are sure to start a conversation (or, at least score you a few compliments). When one of our socks goes missing, what’s the first thing we do? Start looking for another matching pair, right? No sense in searching for one sock while you’re trying to head out the door.


prince + pete’s solution? Sell color coordinated fun socks one at a time and in odd numbers. It sounds weird, right? But let’s apply this approach to our missing sock situation: if you’ve found one sock but its partner is missing, wouldn’t it be super helpful to have a sock of the same colorway with a different design that works just as well? Not only does it allow you to get out into the world on time, but it also elevates your unique style. If we were a gamblin’ company, we’d be willing to bet that no one around you is going to be wearing socks that pack half as much personality as your perfectly mismatched socks.


The prince + pete approach

We’ve briefly talked about how prince + pete is changing the game for men’s fashion by offering colorful odd-numbered socks for guys who just want to look good while staying in fashion. Simply, prince + pete’s founder (and proud, fashion-conscious mom of three sons), Donna Pappalardo, saw an opportunity lying in wait: create the coolest, softest socks for men that can be mismatched and worn together even when one sock partner is MIA. It’s all about color combinations and patterns that work with each other, rather than against each other. Let’s look at the Worth Collection as an example.


The Worth Collection gives guys both cool and deep shades of blues and blacks that pair well with just about any outfit whether it’s a suit and tie or your favorite ripped jeans and well-worn t-shirt. With its complementing blues, blacks, and offbeat patterns, the Worth Collection (like all prince + pete collections) is perfect for those panicked mornings where it seems that no two socks align. Since the Worth Collection offers 11 styles of novelty socks that are unlike any other socks out there, you can rest assured that, when the inevitable happens and you’re one sock short of a pair, any of the styles of Worth socks pairs well with the other and BOOM — you leave the house with your anxiety in check and your fashion on point. Start the day off with a win.


First Foot into Fashion

Let’s be honest: some guys need a little extra push to get their fashion sense on point. Not saying that you fall into this camp, but in case you do, prince + pete is a great starting point for adding some oomph to your wardrobe. Think of it as starting small with some cool socks. Not too difficult to get your hands on, right? Even if you’re reluctant about adding new colors or patterns to your wardrobe, starting with socks can get the ball rolling, even for the most fashion-adverse guys.


We’re not suggesting that once you try and love prince + pete’s socks (yeah, we’re pretty confident you’ll love our socks) that you go out and buy all new clothes. However, prince + pete socks are known to go well with so many different styles of clothing, so if you find yourself considering adding some color or patterns to your wardrobe, know that prince + pete is here with several mismatched styles, patterns, and colors to compliment any outfit you can come up with. But don’t be surprised if your socks steal attention away from the rest of your outfit. Consider yourself warned. Think you’re ready to give your feet, your style, and your wardrobe the boost it needs while never having to search for another sock again? Then check out our complete collection of cool socks for men and embrace your next step into men’s fashion. Have some questions about what all prince + pete socks have to offer? Check out our FAQ page for all sock-related questions, or feel free to shoot us an email.

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