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sock brands similar to happy socks? Richer & Poorer?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by pg600rr, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. pg600rr

    pg600rr Senior member

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    pretty much done with sport socks (except when wearing sneakers...) all I currently have is boring dress socks, want to funk my sock game up a bit, I know Happy Socks seem to be the go to for a lot of ppl on here. Wanted to see fi there were anyother suggestions/options in that similar price range? I saw Richer & Poorer on Gilt a few days ago but had never heard of them... really want whatever brand it is too be very thin, cant stand thick socks!
     
  2. DarkSpiral

    DarkSpiral Senior member

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    Paul Smith socks are pretty good. Duchamp makes cool ones as well.
     
  3. crosswound

    crosswound Senior member

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    there is a sock thread i think its bumped down a few pages now but it had some good socks in there.
     
  4. blackstone

    blackstone Well-Known Member

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    another vote for ps and duchamp. they do some funky shit and i have many pairs by both
     
  5. noochster

    noochster New Member

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    There is a great new dress sock brand called Vivarati @ www.vivarati.com

    They currently only have a few styles but they look great with suits and business wear. They are at the $18price point but if you buy 3 or more they become $15 each.
     
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  6. Spencer

    Spencer Senior member

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    I like Hpapy Socks but I think they are made cheap. Shrink really easily and get holes too. That being said I have a lot of them, though I prefer Paul Smith and Corgi.

    Recently got a pair of Marc Jacobs and the fit is really good not to mention they keep their shape well after many washes.
     
  7. happysocksrick

    happysocksrick New Member

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    HI I'm Richard from Happy Socks.
    I'm sorry to hear that you are unsatisfied with our quality.

    We continuously work really hard to improve the quality and get happy customers. If you have the time: PM me and tell me about your experience with Happy Socks and I'll bring that forward to our production.
     
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    *#.. Senior member

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    I haven't tried them yet but 2 feet ahead socks look nice.
     
  9. bings

    bings Senior member

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    i have at least a dozen pairs of Duchamp, wear them day in and day out... they are all holding up very very well.

    very disappointed wtih all of my happy socks with the exception of the cashmere ones i picked up from them. All of the cotton ones shrunk and bled their patterns.

    duchamp costs more $$$ but is worth it compared to happy socks.

    I'm buying a couple dozen more Duchamp socks for myself and sole colleagues this weekend.
     
  10. Rudy Lion

    Rudy Lion New Member

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    Try Etiquette Clothiers.
    For a few extra $ you'll have high quality made in Italy socks.
    It seems that style and quality are the obsession of those guys.
    Bought 5 pairs at Brooklyn Circus, last November and they didn't move.
    For $20 it's a deal !
     
  11. noochster

    noochster New Member

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    Vivarati socks actually stay up on your leg and look great. They're great value since the price is $15 if you buy 3 pairs. I originally bought 3 pairs when the price was higher and they lasted longer than some other socks I own. So, I just picked up another 3 pairs from them. www.vivarati.com

    I have bought a bunch of Pantherella socks recently and was quite unhappy with the quality. For the price I paid I expected much more.
     
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  12. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    IMO, I have a ton of Corgi and I think they're way better than Paul Smith. Only have 1 pair of Paul Smith now, in that signature multistripe as I love colored socks.
     
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  13. Sonorously

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    I'm disappointed with my Happy Socks as well. They deform, bleed, and pill after a month of having them.
     
  14. phillycheese

    phillycheese Well-Known Member

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    Just to add to the chorus, my Happy Socks shrunk as well and I don't put them in the dryer.
     
  15. London

    London Senior member

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    corgi, scott nichol, random socks from beams and nepentheses. J crew makes some decent socks as well
     
  16. bings

    bings Senior member

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    Felt compelled to bump this thread after some fresh sock purchases this week.

    I have had about 25 pairs of Duchamp in the last 2 years... in fact i've worn through maybe 6-8 pairs of them already but I do wear them day in day out so i'm not disappointed. I think we've established that Happy Socks are entry level for funky socks for under $10.

    A buddy of mine took me to a store in Ottawa the other day where this guy runs a retail store selling only his brand of socks: http://moxymaus.com/

    He was running some crazy promotion that prompted us to buy 12 pairs right away.

    I've been wearing them for a few days and I have to say that i really like them. The quality I would say is almost as good as Duchamp / Paul Smith / Thomas Pink (only time will tell) socks but they are half the price or less. I believe he said they were made in Turkey or Portugal which to me beats made in China any day.

    They also have a beefed up band at the top that holds them up very very well. Some of their patterns are more mild argyles, dots or stripes but they also have some super funky coloured ones that I would say are just as fun to wear as some of the best from Duchamp.

    my favs that i scooped are:

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  17. Devoti

    Devoti Well-Known Member

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    I would avoid Etiquette socks. I ordered several pairs and the finish wasn't the best, lot's of long threads inside of sock effecting comfort. I wear a size 45 (11.5) shoe and there ML size sock was big for me.

    The worst part was customer service and the quality with there (textured) Preppy Stripe sock ($28). After just one day of wearing them they simply blew out, they stretched out beyond what any good sock should. The got so big they were folding on themselves inside the shoe, becoming bad hotspots for my foot. They were virtually unwearable so I washed & dried them in hot settings as a last resort, they shrunk down but blew out again with same problem. Pics of when new and after wearing them twice. I had no choice but throw them in the trash. You would be better off buying Old Navy $5 socks.
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    After several emails to customers service they dragged there feet but finally saying sorry but they don't replace socks or give refunds but will offer me $28 credit (price of one pair) but I would still have to pay $10 for shipping to replace the sock they admitted was bad; salt to the wounds.

    Pic of inside finishing of the Everest sock:
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    I went ahead and washed the other etiquette patterned socks in hot drier settings and they shrunk to a descent size for my sz.45 foot but can still feel the threads inside the socks. I never had to do this with my other socks, I normally only air dry my socks.
     
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  18. Devoti

    Devoti Well-Known Member

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    On a more positive note, I recommend Gallo socks from Rome. I have several pairs and love them, there just really hard to find.

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