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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by globetrotter, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    ok, I need some new socks, my socks are about 5 years old, and are starting to fade. I have been wearing gold toe cotton mid calf socks in black. I have maybe 15 pair of identical socks, it makes my life easier. I wear them with everything - but essentially that means dark wool suits, khakis and shirts, and to the gym.

    I want to replace them. I will keep the old ones for the gym. I would like to get 15-20 pair of identical dark gray socks. while I like the gold toe, I want something a little nicer. I expect at least 5 years use out of them.

    so, I have two ideas


    1. http://www.landsend.com/pp/MerinoWoo...3&origin=index

    they are a little thick. my wife doesn't like them.

    2. http://eshop.viccel.com/

    these are a little thin, but a lot cheaper, and a lot more formal looking.



    what do you think? any other suggestions?
     
  2. Lovellum

    Lovellum Well-Known Member

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    I've heard really good things about Pantherella socks for dressy occasions. As for an all-around sock, I think the lands end ones would do just fine. A bit thick, perhaps, but the cotton is nice.
     
  3. KemalOnyurt

    KemalOnyurt Well-Known Member

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    ok, I need some new socks, my socks are about 5 years old, and are starting to fade. I have been wearing gold toe cotton mid calf socks in black. I have maybe 15 pair of identical socks, it makes my life easier. I wear them with everything - but essentially that means dark wool suits, khakis and shirts, and to the gym. I want to replace them. I will keep the old ones for the gym. I would like to get 15-20 pair of identical dark gray socks. while I like the gold toe, I want something a little nicer. I expect at least 5 years use out of them. so, I have two ideas 1. http://www.landsend.com/pp/MerinoWoo...3&origin=index they are a little thick. my wife doesn't like them. 2. http://eshop.viccel.com/ these are a little thin, but a lot cheaper, and a lot more formal looking. what do you think? any other suggestions?
    I would like to say that Viccel Socks had started thicker socks for winter as mid calf and over the calf too .
     
  4. ter1413

    ter1413 Well-Known Member

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    You are serious? 15-20 of the same color? No blue/black/red/stripe/cashmere blend/etc??
     
  5. kngrimm

    kngrimm Well-Known Member

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    I've purchased one pair of viccel (OTC black), but haven't received it yet... I'll post an update afterwards.

    I'm hoping it works out. It would make my life easier.
     
  6. globetrotter

    globetrotter Well-Known Member

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    You are serious? 15-20 of the same color? No blue/black/red/stripe/cashmere blend/etc??

    exactly.


    although, I have decided to go 12 wool 12 cotton
     
  7. em36

    em36 Well-Known Member

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    I was in a similar position, and bought a few different pairs of socks from Tabio, a Japanese firm that was plugged in a Financial Times column. Upon receipt, I did not like them, however the regular ribbed sock (http://www.tabio.com/uk/detail/ribbe...ium_25505.html) became my favorite after several washings at home and by hotel laundries. I also tried the Brooks Brothers cotton ribbed crew socks, made in Italy, and would say these are great if one is traveling to tropical places.

    Cut to now: Tabio is discontinuing the regular ribbed sock, which they said was extrememly popular. Supposedly a similar product will be on offer next year, first in Japan, then the UK. Disappointing. This is where all the ex-GM managers must have landed.
     

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