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Affordable Over the Calf Socks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by atct86, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. atct86

    atct86 Senior Member

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    I have found that OTc socks are the only one that stay up. is that just me, or is that how socks work?

    I tried the local TJ Maxx and Marshall's, but none had OTC.

    Does anyone have any affordable recommendations? What about cotton vs wool?
     


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    NH_Clark Distinguished Member

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    some great deals to be had in the Buying and Selling forum on Talbott OTC. I'm a big fan of OTC and think the Talbott and Pantherella are great for the price.
     


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    bobbers Senior Member

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    You can also find Talbott OTC at Nordstrom Rack.
     


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    AJR Journal Well-Known Member

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    The best you will ever buy!!
     


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    You can also find Talbott OTC at Nordstrom Rack.

    For less than $6. Someone is selling them on B&S for 11/each.
     


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    If you aren't looking for colors/fancies and want them to last... plain old OTC by Gold Toe are at most department stores.
     


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    Yep. Gold Toe Windsor OTC (wool blend) are $6 per at the gold toe website. Available in black, navy, gray and brown. I just upgraded my entire sock wardrobe with these (I had a ton of identical but old CostCo black cotton crew socks) and a few others I found on steep discount on ebay.
     


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    Does anyone have any affordable recommendations? What about cotton vs wool?

    Depends on what you mean by affordable. Do you mean good quality socks that will last a long time? Or simply the cheapest price possible? I like Marcoliani socks. They are good quality and last a long time. Available from Howard Yount for the best price on the internets.
     


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    I bought like 15 pair of Stafford OTC socks (high cotton content) at National Wholesale Liquidators over a year ago for a buck each. They are a brand sold by JCPenney & have held up excellently.
     


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    SkinnyGoomba Stylish Dinosaur

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    Robert Tallbot OTC are extremely well made and really stay up well, i bought a few pairs from the B&S board for about $10 or so.

    Brioni OTC, i just bought a $35 pair of Brioni's in Navy from Filene's for $2.50, they're well worth it, i have a few pairs of Brioni and they're very well made.
     


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    I like the Nordstrom's OTC better than the Talbott's. They only come in navy but had be had for $4 a pop at Nordstrom Rack.
     


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    I am interested in Marcoliani socks. Do they have different sizes (I am shoe size 6.5 ..)?
     


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    I like Paul Smith. They make a beautiful sock!
     


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    I am interested in Marcoliani socks. Do they have different sizes (I am shoe size 6.5 ..)?

    I pretty much use Marcoliani exclusively. I believe their regular size is 8.5-12, not sure if there's anything smaller.
     


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