Originally Posted by suited
Does anyone have experience with their OTC socks? The website describes them as super thin. I'm worried about the long term durability of super thin socks, especially if I'm going to spend $29 a pair on a dozen or so. I tend to buy one color of socks and wear those same 12 or 15 pairs until they need replaced. The last purchase I made was 15 pairs of OTC gold toe's (amazingly, I found them for $1 a pop) and it's about time to replace them.
I'll let others chime in with their own personal experience, but, related to care: if you keep your toenails trimmed and hang-dry your socks, they should last a long time.
I'm in the process of writing a "how to properly care for socks" tutorial that will focus on laundry. There are a few key tenants to taking care of socks:
1. Keep toenails trim. These are what rip through the end of socks.
2. Wash socks inside-out only with socks on a delicate cycle
3. Use a delicate laundry detergent (like what we offer from The Laundress)
4. HANG DRY -- never place in a dryer
These four things will dramatically increase the life of fine socks.
Remember - buy 6 pairs and they'll be discounted in the shopping cart.