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Surprise Find @ Target- Fun, comfy, mid-calf socks (almost OTC). Crazy Cheap!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Osprey Guy, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    While these may be fine socks for $2.50, I wonder why someone with so many better socks would bother with these. With 400+ pairs, you surely you have enough socks to last you a lifetime so why would you wear these over the nicer ones? I probably have 40-50 pairs and never get to the bottom of the drawer and end up wearing the same 15-20 pairs all the time.
     
  2. WhateverYouLike

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    While these may be fine socks for $2.50, I wonder why someone with so many better socks would bother with these. With 400+ pairs, you surely you have enough socks to last you a lifetime so why would you wear these over the nicer ones? I probably have 40-50 pairs and never get to the bottom of the drawer and end up wearing the same 15-20 pairs all the time.

    Brosef, when you have 700 shirts and 400 pairs you're not buying things for practicality. You just have a problem [​IMG]
     
  3. makewayhomer

    makewayhomer Senior member

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    wow you really like socks!

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Osprey Guy

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    Now these are a great pair of fun socks!!! [​IMG] Here's a shot of the new "Merona" (Target) skull & crossbones, sitting next to a similar version by Polo (which I purchased about 10 weeks ago...with an MSRP $18/pr). Guess which socks are more comfortable (by far)...and fit the best (by far)...and launder the best (I've worn the Polo's twice and you can see that they're already starting to show pilling...and that's with my line drying method!). [​IMG] Kinda makes you wonder about the mark-up some manufacturers are making on socks...eh? Now don't get me wrong. I love many of my expensive socks and the majority of them were worth every penny (My Missoni socks are probably the overall best example..extraordinary socks). But I've got quite a few others that simply do not perform as well as these $2.50 Merona socks from Target!! Dennis
     
  5. InsBrokerTX

    InsBrokerTX Senior member

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    I think the skull and cross bones socks match the witch's bootie better.
     
  6. Raralith

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    I just dropped the Target near my work and there were some left so I grabbed a few pairs. Overall, the quality isn't too bad and for $2.50, I wouldn't feel too bad wearing it a few times and than using it for a shoe polishing cloth. There were no skull and crossbones though [​IMG]
     
  7. Orgetorix

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    I went to every Target in town and kopped their entire stock.

    They will be up in B&S tonight.
     
  8. IBJanky

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    I went to every Target in town and kopped their entire stock.

    They will be up in B&S tonight.


    I hope you're kidding...

    myke
     
  9. onix

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    I was kind of excited visiting a local Target. I saw a bunch of fun socks, but I didn't buy any. I just simply don't like them. I would rather spend that money at the Rack or something.
     
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    These look fun. I picked some up. Got some skulls and dragonflies.

    Wanted the navy and yellow fish but they did not have.
     
  11. RoyalPaJamas

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    You say they're almost OTC... are they long enough to say up through a day of wear or do they fall down?

    If they were 100% OTC I'd be all over them. But I'm not sure about "almost OTC"...


    They fall down. I have about 15 pair. Sad, because they are quite fun.
     
  12. WBaker

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    Went out and grabbed a couple pairs, our target had a pretty full stock of them with at least five in every style. They were also running the Merona boxers on sale for 2 for $2.24 so a grabbed a few pairs of them. All in all a pretty good haul for under 30 bucks.
     
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    ya'll some crazy motherfuckers getting all riled up about some damn $2 socks.
     
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    ya'll some crazy motherfuckers getting all riled up about some damn $2 socks.

    That sounds kind of "South" for a Brooklyn boy, scruff...
     
  15. identity-x

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    got a couple pair last week...

    ya'll are sleepin. I own more Merona socks than any other brand. sometimes you'll catch the 3 pair or 5 pair of dress socks on clearance for about $3. no shit.
     
  16. Don Carlos

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    You know, I usually turn my nose up at Merona every time I'm in a Target. But then I remember that I'm the sort of dude who shops at Target.
     
  17. poelow

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    Brosef, when you have 700 shirts and 400 pairs you're not buying things for practicality. You just have a problem [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Yeah, so... where exactly do you store 400+ pairs of socks and 700+ shirts?
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Don Carlos

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    [​IMG]

    Yeah, so... where exactly do you store 400+ pairs of socks and 700+ shirts?
    [​IMG]


    Seriously. The 400 socks strikes me as perhaps more ridiculous in some ways, but the 700 shirts seems harder to fathom. I can at least imagine being able to store 400 pairs of socks in a bunch of boxes or something. But 700 shirts? Do you convert several rooms of the house into walk-in closets in order to make that happen?
     
  19. EL72

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    Seriously. The 400 socks strikes me as perhaps more ridiculous in some ways, but the 700 shirts seems harder to fathom. I can at least imagine being able to store 400 pairs of socks in a bunch of boxes or something. But 700 shirts? Do you convert several rooms of the house into walk-in closets in order to make that happen?

    I think Osprey has posted pics of large plastic storage boxes filled with socks. Not sure about the shirts.
     
  20. Don Carlos

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    I think Osprey has posted pics of large plastic storage boxes filled with socks. Not sure about the shirts.

    Groovy. Not judging the guy, btw. I am pushing 300 ties right now, which is about 280 more than I wear in active rotation. So I know the feeling.
     

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