These are the nicest, best socks I've ever had. First of all, they are stripes! Secondly, they are thinnish stripes in all the colors I tend to wear.......Purple, Red, Green. Kind of embarrassing, but, I ended up buying FIVE pairs because I feel like wearing these just about every day. Oh, and did I mention the roll-top, which feels so much better on one's leg than a tight band? The perfect socks. That's it.