Summer socks?

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  1. chorse123

    chorse123 Senior member

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    I need some lightweight, light colored socks for summer, preferably something interesting, and preferably cheap. Can anyone recommend a good source? Also, what kind of socks do you wear in the summer? It seems like everything I see is part poly or something like that.
     


  2. whoopee

    whoopee Senior member

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    I wear wool blend socks always because they stay drier and cushion better but cotton lisle socks should be 100%. I bought a bunch from Harvie & Hudson and New & Lingwood, and they're really thin and come in a variety of great colours, some with contrast heels/toes. If you put together a relatively large order, the shipping won't hurt as much, and remember VAT gets taken off.
     


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    Ben Silver has great patterns frequently on sale, but I've heard mixed things about their quality. Last time I was in the Polo mansion, they had plenty of summer patterns, but I don't know about price.
     


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    Ben Silver has great patterns frequently on sale, but I've heard mixed things about their quality. Last time I was in the Polo mansion, they had plenty of summer patterns, but I don't know about price.

    A TJ Maxx I visited recently was offering Polo pastels for $3 or $4.
     


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    I was in Stein Mart and saw Allan Flussers for cheap.
     


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    I was in Stein Mart and saw Allan Flussers for cheap.
    There was a whole bit of controversy regarding Flusser and Stein Mart.
     


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    Ben Silver cotton socks always give me static cling around the ankles. I avoid them. Kabbaz sells some nice Pantherellas from his site.
     


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    sierra trading post usually has some pantherella's
     


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    sierra trading post usually has some pantherella's
    Marshalls gets lots of Pantherellas in cotton lisle but I prefer thin merino for hotter weather. It doesn't get clammy. I find that anything in merino but boring colors are pretty rare to find, at least out here.
     


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    I mainly wear Ben Silver cotton socks. I've been pretty pleased overall with their durability and their looks. I don't generally have the static-cling issue, though it has happened on occasion.

    I am very loyal to Ben b/c I have large feet and it is hard to find sized, OTC socks in interesting patterns.
     


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    rlpl makes a great 100% linen summer sock in a natural linen color (beige/tan) they are purple label but I got 5 pairs on ebay for $20 a pair. they are really widely woven and great socks.
     


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    Marshalls gets lots of Pantherellas in cotton lisle but I prefer thin merino for hotter weather. It doesn't get clammy. I find that anything in merino but boring colors are pretty rare to find, at least out here.
    Marcoliani has some fun merino for about $32. Are there any other options around this price range?
     


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    Socks? In the summer??
     


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    + 1 on Marcoliani. The best Merinos imo. I have some cotton Pantherella for RJ in summery colors but since I've started wearing wool socks in warm weather, I much prefer them to cotton.
     


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    Ben Silver cotton socks always give me static cling around the ankles. I avoid them.

    Must be a west coast thing...proximity to the San Andreas fault...I notice no unusual electrical properties of cotton socks from BS. A lot of them are Sozzi Calze, and I don't think they do any sort of electromagnetic treatment of them in Charleston.

    Are you pulling our leg?

    - B
     


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