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Socks That Don't Itch

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shoeshopper, May 21, 2013.

  1. shoeshopper

    shoeshopper New Member

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    Do people have any over-the-calf sock recommendations? I am specifically looking for socks that DON'T ITCH and can be worn with wool suits and business casual.

    I have some Marcoliani ribbed wool socks (80% virgin wool, 20% nylon), but I find them itchy. Shall I consider cotton socks? Or 100% wool socks? Both comfort and durability are important.
     
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  2. Alvinbmx

    Alvinbmx Senior member

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    Have you tried cotton socks?
     


  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    !00% wool or 100% cotton. Avoid synthetics or blends altogether.
    Welcome to Styleforum shoeshopper.
     
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  4. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I found my 100% wool Marcolianis wore out too quickly in the heel. It could be the brand but I think socks are the one exception to the 100% natural materials rule. I would buy 80/20. Then again, I don't find them more itchy.
     


  5. shoeshopper

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    Thanks everyone. From what I read here it seems the itching depends on the person. I guess I have to try the 100% cotton or wool ones, or other brands.
     


  6. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    I would think its definitely the brand. I have 6€ pairs of all merino socks that wore out after 6 months, and I have 18€ pairs of all merino socks from a better brand that are still going strong after 5 years.
     


  7. max b

    max b Senior member

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    Marcoliani it is a good option.
    The problem you are talking about is really depending from people to people. 100% cotton could be a good solution, as this problem is sometime coming from syntetic fibers.
    80% wool 20% poly could be another option, if the poly is completely covered by wool.
    but if the wool socks itch you just because they are "hairy", the solution could be a mercerized wool (the mercerization "burn" all the "hair" from the wool, giving it a dry hand).
     


  8. davesmith

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    I've never had socks that itch! Always wondered if wool socks do, but I've been told otherwise.

    (Also, I'm under the impression that 80% wool 20% nylon is the way to go as opposed to 100% wool.)
     


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    Avoid nylon, polyester, rayon,...
    I would also not wear wool socks in spring/summer
     


  10. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    Thin short merino socks in summer are great. They wick the moisture away from your feet and keep them cool and dry in the process.
     


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