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OTC socks: once you try them no going back?

post #1 of 48
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Until just a few months ago I had never tried OTC socks. Well now all the socks I am buying have to be OTC. Maybe in the spring I might grab a few MC socks but there is no doubt I like the feel and comfort of OTC better.

I think most people dismiss OTC without trying them. Or are there a lot of people that have found they aren't for them after they gave em a chance?
post #2 of 48
Tried em. Hate em.
post #3 of 48
I switched from mid-calf to OTC quickly when I got tired of them falling down my leg. Aren't they the standard here?
post #4 of 48

tried, but i don't really like it

post #5 of 48

Never looked back.

post #6 of 48
Hated my first ones (Gallo, fairly thick). Love my newer Pantharellas (old stock with the red label), but they always get snagged on my trousers.

Got one pair of Bresciani in cotton/linen from dandystore.fr before it closed, they're pretty nice but alas, I cannot get more...
post #7 of 48

I started wearing OTC socks a year ago and it's my staple now. Love that I don't have to pull up my socks and gives me a coherent look without exposing my skin when I sit down (as I mostly wear slim pants without break). Got Pantherella, Gammarelli, and Sorleys from Th Armoury.

post #8 of 48
Not a fan either. They snag on your trousers too much unless you either wear very full cut trousers (I don't) or have fully lined trousers (I don't, get too hot)
post #9 of 48
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post

Hated my first ones (Gallo, fairly thick). Love my newer Pantharellas (old stock with the red label), but they always get snagged on my trousers.
Got one pair of Bresciani in cotton/linen from dandystore.fr before it closed, they're pretty nice but alas, I cannot get more...

 

I started wearing OTC after I tried a pair of Gallo, I was able to get the thin ones. They were like a second skin and didn't fall down the entire day.

 

I think the main difference between mid-calf and OTC is whether they're going to stay up for not (?). Also,  I could never imagine wearing wool OTC socks, even in the UK winter!

post #10 of 48
OTC FTW. Skinny trousers may not be friendly to them, but.../shrug

And don't sell wool socks short; I've found that a good merino wool is a great boon in winter and very comfy even on warmer days of fall and spring. The biggest advantage: they keep my feet bone dry. I wear Gammarelli and love them to death, and I'm likely to pick up a few Bresciani from Will at ASW soonish.
post #11 of 48
OTC ftw

Required for thick calves
post #12 of 48
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Originally Posted by Rich0116 View Post

OTC FTW. Skinny trousers may not be friendly to them, but.../shrug
And don't sell wool socks short; I've found that a good merino wool is a great boon in winter and very comfy even on warmer days of fall and spring. The biggest advantage: they keep my feet bone dry. I wear Gammarelli and love them to death, and I'm likely to pick up a few Bresciani from Will at ASW soonish.

+1. Love OTC socks and love wool. Cashmere feels great, but wears out quickly. I've found that merino wool hits that sweet spot between comfort, warmth, and durability.
post #13 of 48

I hate having my MC Socks always falling down, however instead of OTC (which i liked the feel of, but had issues finding at the same price point as MC) I simply bought sock garters. it is a old fashioned this to do, but i absolutely love the feel. and i get much too hot with OTC for the most part

post #14 of 48
I used to hate the thought of wearing OTC, but tried a pair out of curiosity earlier this year and have never looked back - i love the clean look that's achieved by them not falling down. Can't bring myself to buy mid calf anymore.
post #15 of 48
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

OTC ftw
Required for thick calves

 

This. I have thick calves and mid-calf socks keep going down again and again and again!

 

I always try to get OTC, unless I see a pair that I really like that is not.

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