916 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
DeRow & Sharma has been a downtown Sacramento fixture for 45 years, but the wide selection of socks, accessories and attire for men is by no means stuck in the 1970s. The shop carries classic, elegant business wear and up-to-date styles, and the prices are very affordable. Men’s dress socks are available from Origins, Giorgio Brutini, Knocker and GB, and come in a range of colors, textures and designs from subtle to trendy. D & S carries an extensive selection of sizes in all merchandise, and even has “king size” dress socks from Brutini for men wearing shoe sizes 13 to 17.
2312 K St.
Sacramento, CA 95816
Quality has an unassuming storefront, but once inside, there is a fun selection of on-trend clothing and accessories for both men and women. One unique feature is that the shop has a full espresso bar, serving local Mast Coffee. The selection of men’s socks come from companies like Iron & Resin, Altamont and California-based Richer Poorer. Coolmax crew socks from the latter feature hip and stylish colors and designs, but most would be appropriate for use as dress socks. Family owned and operated, the prices at Quality are reasonable and the people are warm and welcoming. The proprietors are supportive of local charities and animal shelters; customers are welcome to bring their dogs and might be greeted by a few of the family’s friendly shop dogs.
8649 Elk Grove Blvd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624
The store stocks a number of crew and trouser dress socks that are sure to meet the style and design of any man. There are ECCXW Crew socks by Thorlo, made with Thor-Wick Cool fabric, which promises to wick away moisture and protect against painful blisters. Dressing sharp does not have to mean dressing boring; gents can choose from the unique, fun yet undeniably suitable dress socks from Wheel House Designs. For other trendy styles and patterns, check out products from Socksmith, with designs adorned with Dia de Muertos skulls, medicinal botanicals, the Great Seal of California and more.
410 El Camino Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95815
Sartorial splendor need not require a thick wallet when Thrift Town is around; finding high quality, pre-owned accessories like dress socks is easy. Best of all, each store gets in more than 4,000 new items every day, so if you do not find what you want the first time, just stop by again. Excellent items can be had for a few dollars or less, so feel free to splurge. Thrift Town is also a responsible community partner — all merchandise has been purchased from local nonprofits, with the proceeds helping to fund needed services to Sacramento area residents.
4700 Northgate Blvd., Suite 160
Sacramento, CA 95834
Many men could benefit from wearing socks that prevent or address health issues, regardless of their age. My Home carries special socks for diabetics, as well as graduated compression socks that are particularly helpful for men who take long trips by airplane. The socks come in classic colors and in no way look like “medical” attire.