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See, but you're actually a logical argument here. Noodles just brought up the price,as if that was reason enough, which is why I responded.

I understand why you'd pay more, it makes sense, I was merely pointing out the original fallacy.

I actually didn't see his response, before writing mine. I have both really expensive socks (sea island cotton and cashmere) and, oddly, socks from Target. One thing I can say for sure - Target socks are at least as good as what Brooks Brothers currently sells. Those are utter shit, no matter the price.
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Noodles vs NMWA is not a can of worms that needs to be revisited.

 

Noodles, yes, point made that those are exceptionally pricey socks.  But you are on the verge of being a dick again.  Step back.

 

Say something funny about your wife and post a suit pic.  Those things make people like you.

 

Also, I still like you.

I have nothing against the the affiliated vendor*.

I was just reacting to the price of those socks.

I just do not see how the quality of socks will increase as price increases.

I pay $3-4 for a bottle of Pellegrino so I am a dummie in my own ways. 

We're just having yet another dumb discussion.

Yes, I still like you too. 

 

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They say TOM FORD on them!  Retard.

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Via Leffot - 

 

They do have other 'cheaper' socks, for ~$60-80

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"Footie" socks?

 

I take it you are referring to these -

 

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I use HJ Hall and they're fine compared to the nicer ones I've used. I think people just don't see them and they wear out faster than other items that getting the nicest socks is much more a luxury than the nicest shoes and ties.

If you like and can afford that's great but I don't think noodles is wrong to suggest they are an above-the-usual level of luxury.

I find men's invisible socks too big (UK8) so I wear women's,
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Via Leffot - 



They do have other 'cheaper' socks, for ~$60-80

The yarn averages 13 microns in diameter tho?!!! That's a sure sign of quality.
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Picture this, though: business lunch, Japanese restaurant, super swanky - and traditional.

Dr Uberballer slips off his bespoke Churchills to reveal...his gossamer and unicorn pube OTCs, and the legend "Tom Ford". The slightest breeze of frankincense and excellence seems to permeate the room.

Noodles eventually breaks the laces on his C&Js in frustration, using the now useless nib of his favourite Mickey Mouse Club edition Montblanc, after having foolishly stapled said laces into a double four in hand earlier in the day, in response to a cool Instagram post that turned out to be satirical. Sweating slightly, he reveals his soiled fluffy Target gym socks. A hush falls, the principal guest blushes, tears well in the Noodles. Dr Uberballer finally relieves the tension, with a calm "shall we, gentlemen..."

I don't have any $75 socks. My most expensive are about half that. But I do rotate many pairs of quality cotton or merino OTC socks as regular work wear. Of course nobody knows, usually. But I know. And I like that feeling.

This is Styleforum. Buying better is OK.
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I think it's okay if you can tell the difference but I haven't really even with my cashmere ones.
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Not exactly CM and slightly off topic, but I have a pair of socks made from camel and yack wool from Mongolia which always keep my feet toasty around the house.

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Socks of distinction.  "Actually, they're camel and Mongolian yak...".  I like that a lot.

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Nice story @mimo.
I got 5 pairs of this for $9.99 from Macy's. But forgot to get shoes...
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I like the Mazarin cotton and Gammarelli merinos from www.meschaussettesrouges.com - my daily staples. For bulletproof value, I also have blacksocks.com cotton OTCs. They have literally lasted for years; only limited colours at any one time kept me from buying more. They are coarser, but you could tow a car with one.

Short socks for jeans or whatever, I admit have usually come from Marks & Spencer.
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This is Styleforum. Buying better is OK.

 

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