A New Pair of Socks
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.