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Recs for inexpensive dress socks?

uluvbs

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I'm not sure if it's my washing machine/dryer, but I must not be buying the right ones.

Any recs for inexpensive dress socks?

Thank you.
 

Patek14

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I'm not yet in the buy expensive/quality/fancy socks mode.

I just go to TJ maxx or costo and buy packs of cheapo socks. I think the last bunches I bought were perry ellis and calvin klein
 

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Gold toe. If you like in NYC, check out Century 21 for great deals...
 

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Originally Posted by uluvbs
I'm not sure if it's my washing machine/dryer, but I must not be buying the right ones.

Any recs for inexpensive dress socks?

Thank you.


What is your washing/drying routine for your socks, and what are your socks made of? Cotton? Wool? Some blend or another? Before we can really get into a conversation about what socks to buy, we need to figure out if it's your care routine, and not your sock purchases, that are at issue.
 

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In my experience, stay away from socks with any amount of synthetic material (nylon, rayon, etc.) unless you want stinky feet. Unlike cotton and wool, synthetics do not have sufficient wicking properties. This promotes bacterial growth which leads to smelly feet. Most cheap brand socks (and even expensive ones) have nylon in them. So pay attention to the tags.

Viccel has been mentioned around the forum. They have 100% cotton in two weights and also wool/silk blend socks. They offer 20% off for styleforum members. I have not personally tried them but am considering it. Anyone with personal experience want to chime in?

http://eshop.viccel.com/
 

Harold falcon

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Originally Posted by ter1413
Gold toe. If you like in NYC, check out Century 21 for great deals...

x2 on Gold Toe. Not luxury socks but more than sufficient for most sock needs.
 

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Originally Posted by bmf895
In my experience, stay away from socks with any amount of synthetic material (nylon, rayon, etc.) unless you want stinky feet. Unlike cotton and wool, synthetics do not have sufficient wicking properties. This promotes bacterial growth which leads to smelly feet. Most cheap brand socks (and even expensive ones) have nylon in them. So pay attention to the tags.

Viccel has been mentioned around the forum. They have 100% cotton in two weights and also wool/silk blend socks. They offer 20% off for styleforum members. I have not personally tried them but am considering it. Anyone with personal experience want to chime in?

http://eshop.viccel.com/


I've gotten some of their thin cotton socks, and am happy with them.
 

JayJay

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Another recommendation for Gold Toe.
 

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Once again, a vote for Gold Toe. Without doubt, the finest inexpensive socks. As for avoiding synthetics, I do everywhere else, but my socks droop without a little nylon, etc.
 

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Gold Toe for boring socks, your mall brands for everything else.
 

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Nordstrom Rack or Saks Off 5th Avenue have great dress socks on the cheap.
 

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Originally Posted by bmf895
In my experience, stay away from socks with any amount of synthetic material (nylon, rayon, etc.) unless you want stinky feet. Unlike cotton and wool, synthetics do not have sufficient wicking properties. This promotes bacterial growth which leads to smelly feet. Most cheap brand socks (and even expensive ones) have nylon in them. So pay attention to the tags.

Viccel has been mentioned around the forum. They have 100% cotton in two weights and also wool/silk blend socks. They offer 20% off for styleforum members. I have not personally tried them but am considering it. Anyone with personal experience want to chime in?

http://eshop.viccel.com/


I've bought from Viccel and was very happy with service and quality of socks. The Summer ones are pretty thin (see Viccel Thread for more details) especially if you are used to "cotton rich" mall socks (like I was).
 

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Originally Posted by westinghouse
Nordstrom Rack or Saks Off 5th Avenue have great dress socks on the cheap.

I've found the stuff at Nordstrom Rack to be hit-or-miss - on a bad day, maybe not all that much better than what you'd find at Marshalls or TJMaxx.

Can't go wrong with Gold Toe, though once you try some Pantherellas or something like that, you won't want to go back.
 

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uniqlo socks
 

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