I’ve made Simple Skyp Socks (free Ravelry download) several times; it’s an easy pattern that is suitable for males, looks nice, and is adaptable to any foot size.
The current project is for a special male in my life; I hope it warms his toes.
Yarn is On Your Toes by Kertzer in color Camouflage. The yarn company seems to be out of business, and the yarn is only available through second-party sources (eBay and the like). Too bad – I like the wide color bands and the yarn is treated with Aloe Vera for additional softness and warmth. I purchased this skein a few years ago from my favorite LYS: River Knits.
I only purchased one skein (400 yds), so I hope I have enough for a man’s sock.