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Socks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Cpal, Jan 3, 2004.

  1. Cpal

    Cpal Well-Known Member

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    Which socks do people prefer? I know there was a thread on AskAndy but it seems to be unavailable. Paul Stuart stock was mentioned, but I don't recall people's preferences. Also, cotton, merino, blends, cashmere, etc. - what do people prefer and to ask a stupid question - how do you care for (aka wash) the merino/cashmere variety? My experiences have been mixed as I have had some of each (from a variety of brands) that seem to lose their elasticity, etc. after a couple washings.

    Just interested in people's thoughts. Thanks.
     
  2. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    Sierra Trading Post has been selling Pantherella socks for $7.95 for a while, I've bought a ton and love them.
     
  3. vero_group

    vero_group Senior member

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    Ditto here. I bough 9 pair from Sierra and I'm loving them too. They seem to have plenty of inventory of these Pantherellas...
     
  4. clarinetplayer

    clarinetplayer Senior member

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    I vote for Pantherella--100% cotton. They last for a long time; the elasticity holds up. No drooping socks. I've worn them for years. They are expensive, but if you shop around, you can find some great bargains.
     
  5. The_Foxx

    The_Foxx Senior member

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    You know what really seperates the socks into favorites for me? what happens when i wash them (cold water, hang to dry).

    Brioni-- look great new, decent after washing.

    wool/ primarily wool socks-- poor after washing, always shrink and misshapen after washing

    Ben Silver-- slight shrinkage, but decent after washing (especially if mostly cotton)

    Zegna-- probably the better of the mostly-wool socks, but still a little misshapen

    Pantharella and Paul Stuart-- best after washing. Possibly due to high cotton content, but most always dry very well. sometimes Paul Stuart toes are made of thinner material, and may be prone to holes faster.
     
  6. AlanC

    AlanC Senior member

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    Is anyone familiar with Punto socks?

    Does anyone have any idea who makes the Allen Edmonds socks? They have some on Sierra listed as made in England--could they be Pantherellas?
     
  7. SJX

    SJX Senior member

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    Where are Pantherella 100% cotton socks available? Those on Sierra Trading Post are a cotton/nylon mix. Thanks.
     
  8. hermes

    hermes Senior member

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    pantharella are good (marshall's had a tonne of them on sale recently for $3.99 in detroit area)

    falke socks i find hold up very well as well

    for performance related wool socks, wigwam i find are very good, sometimes ugly colours but their merino wool socks hold up well and keep your feet warm
     

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