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post #16 of 41
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Originally Posted by marc237
Actually, no. . . .

Jose is an Asian lawyer from a tropical country who is going to Boston. It is always important to get our facts correct.
I believe that Jose is moving to Cambridge, not Boston, which renders much of the advice in this thread and others obsolete. Although close in physical proximity to Boston, Cambridge is actually much warmer, due to all the hot air emanating from the Harvard campus.
post #17 of 41
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Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
I believe that Jose is moving to Cambridge, not Boston, which renders much of the advice in this thread and others obsolete. Although close in physical proximity to Boston, Cambridge is actually much warmer, due to all the hot air emanating from the Harvard campus.

But, of course, no wardrobe change necessary at all, unless one runs into the chill of certain Radcliffe women.
post #18 of 41
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
In my experience, Pantherellas are common at both TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Usually they start out at $15, sit there for a good while, then get marked down, first to $12, then $10, then $7. I've seen a few make it down to $5, but they usually go fairly quickly once they get to $7.

Bear in mind that Pantherella has a variety of lines, some better than others.

If you're looking for a less expensive sock to stock up on, Gold Toes are decent, and can often be found in three packs for $5-7.
Thanks for this post, Doc, it's exactly what I needed to hear to clear up the old threads.

Acting on your advice, I picked up a couple of Pantherella merino socks for $10.40 each from STP. I was about to leave for an out of town trip and they only allowed one credit card per coupon so I didn't have time to grab more than two, but that should be a start.
post #19 of 41
I really like the Pantherella cotton lisle socks. They are usually marked down at Nordstrom mid-year sales...I just loaded up on four. I'm not a big wool sock fan...they seem to be less comfortable to me.
post #20 of 41
Although im not a huge fan of cotton socks for dress, I do wear them. I find that pantherella and a few other of the very best makers make a cotton sock that doesnt rub your foot raw if your feet tend to perspire more than not. I would not include dore dore in that equation. Ive found dore dore's cotton socks to be too thin and hard.

Aside from their basic cotton socks which Ive worn for years, Pantherella make a sea island cotton sock which is heavenly. They also now make a cotton dress sock with a cushioned bottom and heel which i will try soon.

I basically buy only Pantherella now.
post #21 of 41
FNB,

I have to try those Sea Island socks.
post #22 of 41
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Also, while I'm asking on the subject anyway, I saw a bunch of complaints from people who were size US 10 and 11 and bought the 10-13 size. I wear US 9, so the regular size should be fine on me?

I wear US shoe size 9 and the regular size fits perfectly.

Perry
post #23 of 41
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Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
FNB,

I have to try those Sea Island socks.


They are quite nice.
post #24 of 41
All I buy is Pantherella, used to buy Brioni others, but nothing touches the wool Pantherella for quality, durability, comfort, moisture absorption, and just plain amazing socks. I used to only buy cotton, but wool rules by Panther. My feet never feel wet like with cotton.
post #25 of 41
Thread Starter 
Incidentally... how do you clean Pantherella wool socks?
post #26 of 41
Put them in the washer, then put them in the dryer on low. I guess if you're anal retentive you could air dry them.
post #27 of 41
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
In my experience, Pantherellas are common at both TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Usually they start out at $15, sit there for a good while, then get marked down, first to $12, then $10, then $7. I've seen a few make it down to $5, but they usually go fairly quickly once they get to $7.

You're still finding Pantherellas at the discounters? About a year ago, they were all over the place, but the supply in these parts has dried up lately. Haven't seen a pair at either Marshalls or TJ Maxx in a good half year.
post #28 of 41
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Originally Posted by j
Put them in the washer, then put them in the dryer on low. I guess if you're anal retentive you could air dry them.


even on low or delicate. My wife has ruined more than one pair of my wool Pantherella socks this way.

At full retail expect to pay at least $25.00 per pair.

They are comfortable, and don't sag or bunch up in the shoe the way a cotton sock does. Pantherella is top quality.
post #29 of 41
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Originally Posted by Vintage Gent
You're still finding Pantherellas at the discounters? About a year ago, they were all over the place, but the supply in these parts has dried up lately. Haven't seen a pair at either Marshalls or TJ Maxx in a good half year.

They have about 4 dozen pairs at Century 21 in New York - $12 a piece. About half of them are merino, half of them cottons. I picked up two pairs, and am pleased with them so far.
post #30 of 41
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Originally Posted by chorse123
They have about 4 dozen pairs at Century 21 in New York - $12 a piece. About half of them are merino, half of them cottons. I picked up two pairs, and am pleased with them so far.

Reason Number 872 why I should be living in New York.
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