I have had about 25 pairs of Duchamp in the last 2 years... in fact i've worn through maybe 6-8 pairs of them already but I do wear them day in day out so i'm not disappointed. I think we've established that Happy Socks are entry level for funky socks for under $10.
A buddy of mine took me to a store in Ottawa the other day where this guy runs a retail store selling only his brand of socks: http://moxymaus.com/
He was running some crazy promotion that prompted us to buy 12 pairs right away.
I've been wearing them for a few days and I have to say that i really like them. The quality I would say is almost as good as Duchamp / Paul Smith / Thomas Pink (only time will tell) socks but they are half the price or less. I believe he said they were made in Turkey or Portugal which to me beats made in China any day.
They also have a beefed up band at the top that holds them up very very well. Some of their patterns are more mild argyles, dots or stripes but they also have some super funky coloured ones that I would say are just as fun to wear as some of the best from Duchamp.
my favs that i scooped are: