The Highsnobiety Winter Wardrobe Manual is a guide to dressing well when temperatures plummet. Expect big coats, padded pants, snug accessories, and hibernation-ready homeware.

We’ve been very clear about our stance on socks. Socks are an accessory that time after time, season after season, is lost in the ether, forgotten somewhere in the crowd of standout sweaters or new-tech outerwear. Yet, socks stand by us faithfully, keeping our feet warm, and quietly rounding out our fits in style. We see you, socks. At Highsnobiety we know that socks maketh the fit, and now that we’re rolling steadily into the Christmas period, the chunky sock is the sock for us.

Not only are chunky socks a heartwarming comfort that’s more needed than ever in 2020, but they’re also an eye-catching accessory that shouldn’t be overlooked. Whether you’re continuing the socks-and-sandals trend during the colder months, or just looking for something worthy of filling the space between your shoes and pants, selections from Kapital, Gucci, and more should fit the bill.

Browse our favorite chunky socks below.

Urban Outfitters Colorblock Marl Crew Sock

Colorblock Marl Crew Sock

Colorblock Marl Crew Sock

$10

Urban Outfitters

Buy at Urban Outfitters

The gray and natural color palette of this pair from Urban Outfitters certainly piqued our attention. Along with the color-blocking, this palette makes for the perfect subtle flex that shows you've thought about your socks and you're playing it cool.

CHUP Yo Sock

Yo Sock

Yo Sock

$35

CHUP

Buy at HHV

CHUP's Yo Sock takes a decidedly more colorful tack, blending multiple patterns and colors in a definite Christmas style. This pair is ideal for the socks and slippers combination on Christmas morning.

Maison Margiela Bootleg Socks

Bootleg Socks

Bootleg Socks

$103

Maison Margiela

Buy at Slam Jam

One for the split-toe wearers. We know your struggle. On one hand, there's frustration at trying to find a pair of split-toe socks that's warm enough for the holiday season, and on the other, there's the literal pain of trying to wear normal socks with your split-toe footwear when you can't find the right pair. No more.

Kapital 56 Yarns MA-1 Heel Smilie Socks

56 Yarns MA-1 Heel Smilie Socks

56 Yarns MA-1 Heel Smilie Socks

$43

Kapital

Buy at Slam Jam

Yeah, $47 seems like a lot to drop on a pair of socks, but if you know anything about Kapital, you just know it'll be worth it when you put them on. A rugged wool-cotton blend makes way for the signature smiley motif to the heel and to show that off you'll want to sport this pair with mules.

HOWLIN' Pack Of Three Merino-Blend Socks

Pack Of Three Merino-Blend Socks

Pack Of Three Merino-Blend Socks

$65

HOWLiN'

Buy at Matchesfashion

If you've never treated yourself to a pair of merino wool socks then you deserve to start your journey with this pack of three. HOWLIN' keeps things classic with a playful stripe on two pairs while the third is a block of deep turquoise.

NEIGHBORHOOD. Rib Socks

Rib Socks

Rib Socks

$34

NEIGHBORHOOD.

Buy at Slam Jam

As the text to the sole suggests, this pair of rib socks by NEIGHBORHOOD. is crafted with pride. An extended rib collar and no-binding construction make this pair extremely comfortable and you needn't worry about them slipping down — something all sock lovers will rejoice over. Small things go a long way.

Anonymous Ism Two-Pack Striped Mélange Cable-Knit Socks

Two-Pack Striped Mélange Cable-Knit Socks

Two-Pack Striped Mélange Cable-Knit Socks

from $32

Anonymous Ism

(Available at 2 Merchants)
(Available at 2 Merchants)

Finding a pair of socks that stands out but doesn't scream for attention is harder than you might think. This pack of two pairs from Anonymous Ism fits the bill perfectly. The melange pattern on both pairs will definitely garner attention, but for all the right reasons.

Entireworld. Socks

Socks

Socks

$15

Entireworld.

Buy at Entireworld.

Entireworld. opts for varsity style with two ecru bands to the top of this green pair. Made from 100% recycled cotton, you'll be comfortable, warm, and safe in the knowledge that your socks did a bit of good.

Baserange Buckle Ankle Socks

Buckle Ankle Socks

Buckle Ankle Socks

$18

Baserange

Buy at Baserange

Chunky socks are usually full length or even longer, but Baserange flips the script, serving up the coziest pair of ankle socks we've ever seen. A longstaple cotton construction offers up a fleece-like feeling which does not go amiss at this time of year.

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