OTC Socks and Wool Trousers -- They Stick

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  1. Bsquared

    Bsquared Senior member

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    How do you prevent cotton OTC socks from catching wool trousers at the calf? I am guessing there is really no way to prevent this. Does this happen with wool OTC as well?
     


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    Interesting you have this problem, but mine is more often from a wool-wool interaction. I find that wearing cotton OTC socks cuts down on sticking.
     


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    You are not alone. I have the same issue. Would love it if anybody out there has encountered the issue and found a remedy.

    On a side note, perhaps we could start a support group to help us deal with the emotional strain of having our socks catch on our trou.[​IMG]
     


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    Get your trousers made out of decent material that actually drapes. Tissue paper cloths stick. So stick the tissue paper cloths instead.

    Say no to girly cloths:

    [​IMG]

    Note that in 1952 Poulin recommends 14 Oz as year round wear, and anything lighter ie 12-13 Oz only for women's clothing. Most modern RTW stuff is about 9-10 Oz! And you wonder why the hem sticks to your socks and crawls up your legs.
     


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    ^^^ Cuffs also help.
     


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    ^^^ Cuffs also help.

    +1. And they look better, too.
     


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    Have your trousers lined down to the cuffs.
     


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    Have your trousers lined down to the cuffs.

    Then they'll be less comfortable in warm weather. My trousers are all unlined, and they don't stick to my socks. I think cuffs do the trick.
     


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    I've noticed it mostly with skinny cords. Doesn't bother me too much.
     


  10. unpainted huffheinz

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    Get your trousers made out of decent material that actually drapes. Tissue paper cloths stick. So stick the tissue paper cloths instead.

    The worst offending trousers I have are pure camel hair in a weight that would satisfy even you. The problem is actually static from the heavy woolens rubbing together in -20C air with 12% humidity. In this case your suggestion would likely only worsen the problem.
     


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    I actually kinda like it.

    If I have pants with a wee bit too much break than I would prefer, I'll wear OTC's. The socks tend to catch the pants and naturally keep them at the length I want. ymmv, of course.
     


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    This never happened to me. Do you all have huge muscular calves?
     


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    Only happens with my flannel pants. And of course it's flannel pant season. I'll join the support group.
    This never happened to me. Do you all have huge muscular calves?
    Yes
     


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    Interesting comments,thanks. I have this problem on trousers with 2 inch cuffs, so I do not think cuffs alone will solve the problem. Perhaps heavier weight material would help, but I live in central florida where heat and humidity are smothering in a suit. Still hoping for a different option/suggestion . . .
     


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    Get your trousers made out of decent material that actually drapes. Tissue paper cloths stick. So stick the tissue paper cloths instead.

    Say no to girly cloths:

    [​IMG]

    Note that in 1952 Poulin recommends 14 Oz as year round wear, and anything lighter ie 12-13 Oz only for women's clothing. Most modern RTW stuff is about 9-10 Oz! And you wonder why the hem sticks to your socks and crawls up your legs.


    Oh, well then that settles it. I'll just toss the whole lot, summon the crown tailor, and commission a new wardrobe.[​IMG]

    In all seriousness as I acquire new pieces in the future I will take this into consideration.

    This never happened to me. Do you all have huge muscular calves?

    Very.

    Only happens with my flannel pants. And of course it's flannel pant season.

    I'll join the support group.


    Ditto on the flannel pants. It does seem to make it worse.
     


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