1. Length Of Over The Calf Socks
The most important thing to consider is the length of your socks. If you just have socks that are slightly above the ankle or if you have some that are mid-calf, they will inevitably slide down. Especially for the mid-calf, they will sit at the widest part of your calf and so the only way that they have is to go down because of gravity.
To even stand a chance for your socks to stay up all day, you need over the calf length socks that truly sit over the calf, because that is a smaller part. And once they sit up there with the right tightness, they won’t come down. Now, not every pair of socks that’s long will automatically stay up. But if it is not over the calf, you won’t even have a chance that it stays up.
2. The Right Amount Of Elastic
The second point is the elastics. Once you have an over the calf sock, you want an elastic that is quite long and quite strong.
3. Get The Right Size
Even if you have socks that are over the calf and they have the right amount of elastic, they can still slide down if you choose them in the wrong size, particularly if the size is too small. What happens is while you walk, the sock wants to contract, so it pulls down your heel. Once your heel is down everything will come down further on.
4. Sock Garters And Shirt Stays
Now some men, especially the ones who are into vintage or who have a large selection shorter socks resort to sock garters or shirt stays. It is a little clip that clips onto your sock with a strap that is held in place either above your knee or connected to the tails of your shirt.