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Cashmere Socks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spinlps, Jan 22, 2005.

  1. spinlps

    spinlps Well-Known Member

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    I picked up some cashmere and cashmere blend socks lately but didn't save the care instructions. Any rec's on how to wash them? I was thinking hand or machine wash with Woolite and dry flat.

    Thanks.
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    With my cashmere blend socks I wash on delicate and lay flat to dry. Hand washing would be fine, but I'm not that dedicated. [​IMG]
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    I am lazy about socks, so I throw them in the wash with the other dark stuff on cold, then into the dryer on low heat. Never had a problem that way. They might shrink somewhat, but they stretch back out, as far as I can tell. If I cared a little more, I would lay them on a towel to dry.
     


  4. Alexander Kabbaz

    Alexander Kabbaz Senior member

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    Handle ... Wash ... Dry
    Carefully ... Coldly ... Heatlessly.
     


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    ernest Senior member

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    How are cashmere socks in term of confort?
     


  6. spinlps

    spinlps Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the tips. So far so good.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Mine are very soft and comfortable, and seem to hold up pretty well, considering how I treat them. The only problem I have with them is that they are so warm that they make my feet sweat a bit, and then if the shoes don't breathe my feet get damp and cold. Wool or other socks do not do this.

    I just got a pair of part cashmere Polo socks on clearance. I think they are about 12% cashmere, and otherwise lambswool and nylon, etc., and they are extremely nice, stay up well, and look durable. A good deal for $8, in my opinion.

    BTW, (and not trying to be one of those picky annoying spell-checker people, but since you asked for us to correct your English,) the word is 'comfort'.
     


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    Fabienne Senior member

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    Another disagreeable thing I have noticed with my cashmere socks is that they tend to make your foot slide inside a leather shoe.
     


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    True on all counts. I received two pairs of cashmere for Christmas this year, and while I do love them, they definitely will warm your feet considerably (to the point of perspiration) and they do tend to bunch up in my leather shoes. However, if you live in a really cold environment and walk outdoors, you'll be happy with the cashmere.

    BTW, I handwash mine and air dry, which almost assures that they won't get much wear from me.
     


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    SO they are good in front of your screen at home during winter but not to walk.
     


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    Well, you just have to lace up your shoes tightly.

    Jon.
     


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    I usually handwash all my delicate fabrics in baby shampoo. Just use some elbow grease to make sure its clean, and then lay flat to dry. although if you wear a lot of cashmere socks, it may become a time issues. My problem with cashmere is that they tend to pill easily, but feel so wonderful
     


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    Rummaging through the basement, are you? [​IMG]
     


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