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Definitive Argyle Sock guide

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nathanr, Mar 15, 2011.

  1. nathanr

    nathanr New Member

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    Please post recommendations for Argyle socks. Favorite brands, where to buy them, etc.

    Thanks!
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    gold toe @ century 21.....
    buy a variety so that you have something to wear with anything when you are in the mood...
     
  3. ITGER

    ITGER Active Member

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    I'm partial to Marcoliani argyle socks. I have three pairs - one in Peacock blue, one in charcoal, one in navy.
     
  4. officeboy

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    If your not near any decent discount places the Target brand Merona (sp?) has some fun colors for $2.50 each. Pretty thin and they probably won't last forever, but hey you can't wear purple or teal socks all the time.
     
  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    J.Crew has a few in nice colors.
     
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    swb120 Senior member

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    I have a number of cotton ones from Brooks Brothers - bought them on sale for $8-9/pair. They're well-made, easy to put on, and most importantly, the argyle extends down to the top of the foot (unlike my J Crew ones).
     
  7. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    I have a number of cotton ones from Brooks Brothers - bought them on sale for $8-9/pair. They're well-made, easy to put on, and most importantly, the argyle extends down to the top of the foot (unlike my J Crew ones).
    +1. BB's are really nice, but pricey. I have a couple of pairs I bought on sale, which is the only way I'll buy them at BB.
     
  8. jamiep

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    On this ... any recommendations for buying over the calf argyle socks online?
     
  9. PhiloVance

    PhiloVance Senior member

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    T&A makes some nice ones.
     
  10. Rummage

    Rummage Active Member

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    Wait...where's the guide...and what's definitive?
     
  11. rebel222

    rebel222 Senior member

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    My favorite pair of argyles came from Tricker's. They have an eBay store, and they were nice enough to include a free pair of socks with a recent order. I need to find out who makes tricker's socks because these are far better than any other argyles I own.
     
  12. LanceW

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    The wool argyles from BB were extremely thin.
     
  13. mktitsworth

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    If your not near any decent discount places the Target brand Merona (sp?) has some fun colors for $2.50 each. Pretty thin and they probably won't last forever, but hey you can't wear purple or teal socks all the time.

    +1. They're not bad at all, especially if you're starting out in trying to get a selection going. I have some on right now, and they're just fine.
     
  14. cmacey

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    Ben Silver has outstanding socks! Pricey as all get out, but high quality. I have 5 pair I wear regularly with no loss of color or shrinkage. OTC.
     
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    I like Falke at Saks. Its over-the-calf version is longer in height than Marcoliani.
     
  16. officeboy

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    Got some nice looking Robert Talbott wool argyles at Nordstrom Rack the other day. Regular price $32 which is too much for 1/2 calf socks.. but at $5 not bad.
     
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    Given my affinity for Tweeds, I wear Argyles 90% of the time, and I get almost all those I wear from the above sources.
     
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    TheWGP Senior member

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    The BB argyles tend to have short lifespans in my experience - the quality seems to have gone downhill somewhat, perhaps? I think there's been threads/posts about this before.

    Another vote for the "Targyles" - 2.50 each is really hard to beat, and they wear very nicely. Sure they aren't the most dressy or high-up on the leg... but they don't have to be.
     
  19. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    banana republic has some nice argyle for about $10 in the over the calf length.
     
  20. officeboy

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    banana republic has some nice argyle for about $10 in the over the calf length.

    And usually a 4 for $20 kind of deal...
     

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