Pantherella Socks way too large.

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  1. xizenta

    xizenta Senior member

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    I got a bunch of large Pantherella socks from the sale at STP last week. A dozen pairs. They are supposed to be for men with a shoe size of 11-13.

    I wear a size 12 shoe, and these things can fit over my shoe. They have just been delivered and i have not washed them yet. Do they shrink in the wash to normal fit, or is the sizing just bullshit?

    These are the biggest socks i've ever seen. The over-the-calf model can be pulled halfway up my hamstrings and i'm 6 feet tall.
     


  2. Fred H.

    Fred H. Senior member

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    I got a bunch of large Pantherella socks from the sale at STP last week. A dozen pairs. They are supposed to be for men with a shoe size of 11-13. I wear a size 12 shoe, and these things can fit over my shoe. They have just been delivered and i have not washed them yet. Do they shrink in the wash to normal fit, or is the sizing just bullshit? These are the biggest socks i've ever seen. The over-the-calf model can be pulled halfway up my hamstrings and i'm 6 feet tall.
    I'm a 13D/E and they fit me fine. I got 20 pair, 10 in merino wool and 10 in cotton. Both fit me without problems. I've washed some of them a couple of times (gentle) and line dried them. No shrinkage.
     


  3. mdao63

    mdao63 Well-Known Member

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    I have the same issue with the 4 pair of cotton that I bought (I'm a 12D). I'll let you know the result after they are washed. I think it will work out fine.
     


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    If washed at highish temperatures (anything above 40 Celsius) they will shrink.
     


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    sf_esq Senior member

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    Even the "R" size ones are huge (for the designated sizes). They didn't shrink nearly enough, so I returned mine.
     


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    Even the "R" size ones are huge (for the designated sizes). They didn't shrink nearly enough, so I returned mine.
    wash and toss them in the dryer. problem solved.
     


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    wash and toss them in the dryer. problem solved.

    Thanks. I did, and they're still a hair too big. The cotton blend mid calf ones from Nordstrom fit me perfectly, but these were too large, even after being the dryer.
     


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