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cotton or wool dress socks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by matadorpoeta, Jan 24, 2005.

  1. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    most of us probably have both types. i'm curious as to which you prefer and why. johnnynorman, i was going to ask this question even before i saw your thread. [​IMG]
     


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    wja Well-Known Member

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    Cotton socks are clammy. That's a word, right?
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Cotton for summer, wool for winter, always over the calf.
     


  4. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Cotton can get clammy, but it is preferable in the hottest weather. The other 3 1/2 seasons, it's wool for me.
     


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    dah328 Senior member

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    Odd, the one time I find my merino socks more comfortable than cotton is during the summer when the superior moisture absorbency of wool keeps the perspiration off my feet.

    And regardless of material, always over the calf.

    dan
     


  6. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    I far prefer wool over the calf. They seem to stay up better. They are only too warm on the absolute hottest dog days of summer. Even then, I'm in A/C nearly all day anyway, so it doesn't matter.
     


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    Horace Senior member

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    I agree.
     


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    Cotton for me, almost all year round. I find that wool can itch...
     


  9. matadorpoeta

    matadorpoeta Senior member

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    the poll is fairly close. i know that many people just don't like the feeling of wool against their skin. wool feels dressier to me but i find them to be equally comfortable.

    as far as length, i really don't have a preference.
     


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