Sock length (YES, size does matter) is a contentious issue. Ankle high socks or anything less than a 4″ high cuff is a no go!
However, if a sock is too high, it’s not considered ‘on point’ either.
SaKO recommends that the top of the sock cuff stop at the beginning of the calf muscle belly, and not run into or over the calf muscle. It is of course up to the individual to position the cuff properly. Everyone has a different shape calf muscle.
Socks can make a bad kit look good and if the socks don’t conform to standards, then the socks can make a good kit look bad.
The socks maketh the kit.