How durable are silk socks?

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  1. The Silverfox

    The Silverfox Senior member

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    Title says it all, how many wears should I expect form a well-made pair of silk socks?

    How is this compared to pure merino or compared to 70/30 merino/nylon mix socks?
     


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    The merinos are probably going to last you longer. I've got a couple pairs of silk blend socks and they tend to kind of pull and pill a lot easier.
     


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    The lifespan will depend on your lifestyle and how the socks are washed. They will certainly last longer if you only walk from the car to the office and are hand washed than if you are pounding pavement in your daily commute and machine wash.
     


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    silks socks (100%) only for formal wear.
     


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    FTFY
     


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    Of course, but I already have merino socks so I use these as my baseline. For any amount of pavement-pounding, how long will well made silk socks last compared to merinos? Half the time? About the same, about double?

    Heh, and how eccentric do I need to be to get away with it? I just got my first pair in the mail yesterday and they are absolutely wonderful. I really want to never wear anything else ever.

    How formal is formal? Can they be worn with suits, or are we talking morning coat/white tie here?
     


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    Try Pantherella otc silk/ nylon blend otc's,very durable for my needs
     


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    Isn't there a fetish site for this sort of thing? :happy:
     


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    If you had to guess how durable would you think they are?
     


  11. Ferragamo4me

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    Not sure about the fetish thing.just think a thinner sock is more elegant than thicker one,I find my foot is not as cramped in shoes when wearing a thinner sock
     


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  13. Ferragamo4me

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    Not sure about the fetish thing,but I find the thinner otc's as being more refine than a thicker sock,besides my foot fits better in my shoes with a thinner sock
     


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    If you really want to wear pure silk socks all the time, just do it.

    Why are you soliciting internet opinion/approval?
     


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    I could'nt agree with you more
     


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