This past spring, one of the Loopy Academy requirements was to knit a pair of socks. I chose a pattern but paid attention to the pattern chatter on the Loopy Groupies board on Ravelry, because you never know when you'll find a new sock pattern. Several of the other knitters knit the Simple Skyp pattern
and seemed very happy with it. One of the things I'm trying to watch for is patterns I can use for Mickael (and Caleb once his feet stop growing), but I've learned the hard way that I prefer simple patterns for a such a large sock. The Simple Skyp pattern looked like it would fit the bill, but I decided to give it a test drive on a pair of socks for me, before I commit to knitting acres and acres of sock.
I'm using Madelinetosh Twist Light in Birch Gray and I've just barely gotten started on the main pattern. I'm pretty sure this will definitely work for man socks. It is an easy pattern - easy to memorize and easy to knit - and the couple of repeats I've worked, I've enjoyed. I'll finish my socks before I cast on for a pair of manly socks, but I think this is going to work!
Also, I realize that you can't see the pattern at all on my photo because I just haven't gotten far enough. If you click on the link to the pattern in the first paragraph, there are pictures of finished socks. Sorry, just realized I'm babbling on and on about a pattern and my own photo shows you nothing about it. Once the sock is bigger, it will be easier to see.