Affordable Over the Calf Socks

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  1. KemalOnyurt

    KemalOnyurt Senior member

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    I always feel like my gold toe black socks lose their color and become gray, which annoys me. I need to find something better... I had purchased some Donna Karan socks from a NM Last call, which kept their color but fell apart after about 6 months.
    Viccel's dark color socks are indanthren dyed which has the highest fastness. No matter how many times they washed they will keep their colors.
    Blacks will be black.
     
  2. furo

    furo Senior member

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    I can get the Gold Toe OTC 54% merino wool socks at a local store for $18 (3 pair).

    It's the exact same one you see here for $24

    pm me if you want any, I can get a lot of them if needed
     
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    Hi
    You've convinced me. Just placed an order for OTC's while having Sunday breakfast.

    Cheers
     
  4. KemalOnyurt

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    Hi
    You've convinced me. Just placed an order for OTC's while having Sunday breakfast.

    Cheers

    Have a good breakfast [​IMG]
     
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    Edward Well-Known Member

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    Gold Toe use to have 100% cotton over the calf socks and for years they were the only socks I wore. For some reason they stopped and now make only stretch socks which are no good for me - they make my feet sweat uncomfortably and they wear out fast - I take a size 14 and after only a few wearings there is a hole in the sock toe. If anybody knows some other manufacturer of cotton over the calf socks in size 14 I'd appreciate laearning about it.
     
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    There were some sizes missed on http://eshop.viccel.com , that problem has beed fixed.

    You don't have to keep pushing people to buy your socks. I understand that you want business but if your socks is really good people will start giving recommendations on their own.
     
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    I liked the quality, but too small for my US11.5 feet.[​IMG]
    Mr Monty, I just placed a viccel order to try on my US11.5 feet. Will update. Regards.
     
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    Received my OTC's from Viccel today - 8 days after ordering. Will try them out tomorrow.

    Cheers
     
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    Recently received socks in Canada from Viccel less than 10 days after ordering. I must say that they are much better than expected. They are among the most comfortable I have worn, especially around the upper calf. The Cotton is very fine and silky smooth. If you are looking for a fine cotton OTC dress sock in solid colours, they are hard to beat. If anyone has thought about ordering, but is still on edge, I would highly recommend ordering a pair or two to try. If you follow the link from the owner's signature you will get 20% off, and if you order 6 of the same type you get an extra 5% off on top of the SF.

    My only complaints at the moment are that they do not have any patterned socks, and that there is no version which features a warmer material. The sock is great for spring through fall, but since it is made of a very fine cotton I think it will be a little cold in the winter. I have been told that a version made of thicker cotton along with various patterns are coming in the future to correct these problems.

    As for durability, time will be the true test, but from my initial impression they seem to be well made, and feature reinforcements at the heel and toe.
     
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    Some people praise Talbott OTCs but I actually hate their wool stuff. It feels like sandpaper and extremely uncomfortable to wear after 1-2 hours. Most other brands' wool socks are 10 times softer than Talbott stuff.
     
  13. KemalOnyurt

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    Recently received socks in Canada from Viccel less than 10 days after ordering. I must say that they are much better than expected. They are among the most comfortable I have worn, especially around the upper calf. The Cotton is very fine and silky smooth. If you are looking for a fine cotton OTC dress sock in solid colours, they are hard to beat. If anyone has thought about ordering, but is still on edge, I would highly recommend ordering a pair or two to try. If you follow the link from the owner's signature you will get 20% off, and if you order 6 of the same type you get an extra 5% off on top of the SF.

    My only complaints at the moment are that they do not have any patterned socks, and that there is no version which features a warmer material. The sock is great for spring through fall, but since it is made of a very fine cotton I think it will be a little cold in the winter. I have been told that a version made of thicker cotton along with various patterns are coming in the future to correct these problems.

    As for durability, time will be the true test, but from my initial impression they seem to be well made, and feature reinforcements at the heel and toe.

    I cant give any date for patterned socks but thicker socks are getting ready.
     
  14. sartorialexecutive

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    Received my OTC's from Viccel today - 8 days after ordering. Will try them out tomorrow.

    Cheers


    What is the 'height' of the Viccel OTC sock?
     
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    Heartily second the Pantherella from Sierra Trading Post recommendation. Almost all of my socks for business wear are from there. Stick to the wool ones.
     

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