Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
The lifespan will depend on your lifestyle and how the socks are washed. They will certainly last longer if you only walk from the car to the office and are hand washed than if you are pounding pavement in your daily commute and machine wash.
Of course, but I already have merino socks so I use these as my baseline. For any amount of pavement-pounding, how long will well made silk socks last compared to merinos? Half the time? About the same, about double?
Heh, and how eccentric do I need to be to get away with it? I just got my first pair in the mail yesterday and they are absolutely wonderful. I really want to never wear anything else ever.
How formal is formal? Can they be worn with suits, or are we talking morning coat/white tie here?