Men’s wardrobe items as simple as a pair of socks are easy to overlook, but you might be surprised to learn just how many types of men’s socks are available. While casual cotton socks are a classic, there are several other fibers to choose from that offer benefits cotton can’t. Wool and performance synthetic fibers like CoolMax® polyester and THOR-LON® acrylic offer enhanced wicking and breathability in men’s socks for hiking or skiing, while materials like Lycra® increase stretch in running socks. Men’s dress socks made of natural, itch-free merino wool wick moisture, are odor-resistant and dry much faster than cotton socks. For a luxurious upgrade, men’s dress socks made of cashmere wool or Egyptian cotton are guaranteed to impress with their supreme softness and comfort. A few great brands of men’s socks include SmartWool, Bridgedale, Lorpen, and Goodhew.