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where to buy 100% wool socks

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
i was on the kent wang website and i saw some socks and i was thinking maybe i should get a pair of 100% wool socks just to see how great they are. the socks were $25 which was too much for me at the moment, i check out ebay for 100% wool socks and the prices were not much better. where else can i go to buy 100% generic genuine black wool socks at less than $25 a pair? shipped to canada ofcouse.
post #2 of 15
you want a blend of natural fibers to synthetic fibers to hold the shape of the sock. There's a sock seller here on SF from Turkey or something that sells for roughly $10. It would probably meet your parameters.
post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by poissa View Post
you want a blend of natural fibers to synthetic fibers to hold the shape of the sock. There's a sock seller here on SF from Turkey or something that sells for roughly $10. It would probably meet your parameters.
Funny that you mention synthetic fibres then mention Viccel (who I assume is the Turkish company you mean), since Viccel socks are purely natural fibres, wool or cotton; they contain no synthetics. A blend is only really necessary with socks which only come in a couple of sizes, when they are properly sized such as those from Viccel then they can fit okay without the need for the stretch of synthetic fibres.
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Originally Posted by iroh View Post
black wool socks
I wouldn't bother with black socks tbh, there are very few occasions where navy wouldn't look better.
post #4 of 15
Nylon is an inexpensive way to make a sock that holds its shape. Bresciani accomplishes the same thing with all cotton or all wool by using higher thread density.
post #5 of 15
I stand corrected. Thanks for the explanatino Sanguis Mortuum.
post #6 of 15
Viccel FTW. Best socks I've ever owned. And there's a discount for SF members.
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 
got a link? I wanna check them out. thx
post #8 of 15
has anyone compared Viccell 100% wool to zimmerli 100% wool? Comments?
post #9 of 15
I haven't tried Viccell wool, but the pantherella wool socks I own are amazing

STP had them on a great sale a while back, may come up again.
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by Kemal Onyurt View Post

maybe its little bit late response hope you will forgive me 
at most how long time have you been using a pair of 100% merino socks pair, we think that they are not strong as 100% cotton socks and we had to stop production of 100% merino socks ?

is it acceptable that 100% merino socks live less than 100% cotton ?


Turn inside out, wash in cold water and hang dry, there is very little difference in life time.
post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Turn inside out, wash in cold water and hang dry, there is very little difference in life time.

thank you, one more question, machine wash or handwash ?
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by KemalOnyurt View Post

thank you, one more question, machine wash or handwash ?

Handwash or machine wash w/gentle or delicates cycle or machine wash w/ socks inside a mesh bag.



mesh bag for washing socks

350
post #13 of 15
I picked up the following PRL wool socks for $3-5 a pair:

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the MSRP is/was $$20 or so as you said. This was at DSW. I think they may have been clearancing them since they figure ppl don't wear them in the warmer months. Suckers!
post #14 of 15
Thread Starter 
did viccel stop carrying wool socks? i am looking at the websire right now and all i see are cotton socks
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post

Handwash or machine wash w/gentle or delicates cycle or machine wash w/ socks inside a mesh bag.
mesh bag for washing socks
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Does this washing advice apply to wool blend socks or can you be more lackadaisical with them?
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