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Those who care too much about what they wear know that socks are the ultimate make-or-break item. When chosen perfectly, they exude an attention to detail that begets perfection. When dingy, hole-filled, or poorly chosen, they can ruin even the best outfit.

Plus, with temperatures dropping at an alarming rate, it's time to start your hunt for the warmest socks available. Or, better yet, to find the results of our hunt for the warmest socks available.

As crucial as it is, the perfect sock can sometimes be complicated to find. To start, who wants to break the bank on an item that mostly just gets seen by others in an inch-long flash from the top of your shoe to the bottom of your pant? And, what’s more, who wants to think too much about their socks?

The second question was a trick: it is imperative to think too much about socks. And, in the spirit of tracking down the best men’s hosiery the world has to offer, we've rounded up our picks below.

These are the best socks, once and for all.

Market

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Jacquard Socks

$38

Market

Buy at The Outnet

High-density weaves are really what you should be looking for. In the absence of luxury wools, this kind of thick, dense texture will provide the warmth you're looking for.

Palm Angels

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Flame Socks

$70

Palm Angels

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These Palm Angels socks ranked really highly for us because of the long, ribbed collar. It ensures that the socks stay pulled up, locking in the heat without strangling your legs.

Falke

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Cashmere-Blend Socks

$22

Falke

Buy at Harvey Nichols

Falke is an expert in sock-making, and these Lhasa wool & cashmere socks are some of the warmest socks around. No detailing needed here, because the soft, luxurious fabric does all the talking.

Stance

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Spectrum Socks

$29

Stance Socks

Buy at Luisaviaroma

When you're searching for warm socks, a good place to start is with performance brands. Stance won't offer up any high-end cashmere builds, but it makes up for it with technical cushioning and pitch-perfect fabric blends.

KENZO

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Boke Socks

$59

KENZO

Buy at Luisaviaroma

We already addressed the strangulation issue, but it's worth noting again. For those who have given up finding the warmest socks because they usually come with wildly tight collars, this pair of socks from Kenzo is the antidote. Minimal elastication around the top will mean that you barely know they're on (except for your toasty toes, that is.)

adidas x and wander

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and wander Crew Socks

$21

adidas

Buy at Luisaviaroma

This pair of wool-blend socks is in keeping with the hiking-focused collaboration between adidas and and wander. The two labels combined their sportswear & outdoor specialties, which leads to a pair of socks that are warm, padded, and breathable.

Gramicci

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Logo Socks

$39

Gramicci

Buy at Luisaviaroma

Gramicci is known for its distinctive blend of style and utility, so it makes sense that it's a top-ranking suggestion when searching for the warmest socks for winter.

Nike

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Everyday Plus Cushioned Socks

$7

Nike

Buy at Slam Jam

Nike's Everyday Cushioned Socks are basically uniform for the modern being at this point. They're simple and so effective. This tie-dye iteration adds a touch of personality, too.

Nike ACG

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Kelley Ridge 2.0 Socks

$15

Nike ACG

Buy at Slam Jam

If Nike's Everyday socks come with our approval, then you can be sure that Nike's outdoor sublabel Nike ACG has a Highsnob-approved pair too. The Kelley Ridge 2.0 Socks use Dri-FIT tech to ensure that the wool-blend fabric doesn't get sweaty.

Kapital

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60Yarns Grandrelle Ivy Rainbowy Happy Heel-Hold Socks

$30

Kapital

Buy at Slam Jam

Kapital's Happy Heel socks are some of the most playful on the market. Who says that warm socks can't be fun, too? It's a welcome departure from the tech-heavy selections that make up the rest of this roundup.

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