Originally Posted by Tarlee
My only disappointment is that after only a few wears the sock pictured above has a small hole in the centre of the large toe (that is, at the edge of the toe nail but not at either of its ends). My toe nails are not unduly long or sharp but they are hard. I'm thinking it might be the thin sock rubbing between the toenail and the toe box. Maybe a question over durability, maybe a one-off.
I have this problem with a few socks - that are otherwise in good nick. Unfortunately I no longer know anyone who can do good darning. I have no real objection to a small darn in a toe of a sock. After all only my tailor, the shoe store and the ambulance driver need see them.
Were I to have an intimate dalliance with an acquaintance I had only known for a few hours I feel confident that I can remove socks surreptitiously when I remove shoes.
And I suspect a person who might dally after only such a brief friendship is possibly not a person who would inspect ones socks and shoes for signs of neglect or couture.
My favourite two pairs of blue clock socks need a good darning. I haven't seen clock socks available for years. Does anyone know where you can get them? In Melbourne?