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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. btinl

    btinl Senior member

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    The socks are pretty thin. I don't like that I can see my toes through some of them. $2.50 is about all they are worth.
     
  2. identity-x

    identity-x Senior member

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    the black skull ones I got were thin at the toe, but stayed over my (extra large) calves no problem. the purple argyle seemed thicker, but slipped quite a bit. a dice roll, I guess, but one i'll pay $2.50 to play
     
  3. Daseinflaw

    Daseinflaw Senior member

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    I was at Target today and I remembered this thread, so I bought a few pairs of argyle socks (in purple, teal, and burgundy). Awesome purchase.
     
  4. deveandepot1

    deveandepot1 Senior member

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    My local target has a bunch of these socks on deep sale. I am talking $2 for a 2 pack.
     
  5. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    I checked out the sock selection at the Target in Emeryville this week. They had the same patterns but now they were labeled as "Sorbtek Fiber" and are made of 97% polyester. Has anyone else checked a target recently?
     
  6. Chase H

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    To provide a late answer to your question, I have been to a target lately and they're still awesome. I'm hardly a conservative dresser. My first suit, which I will be receiving this Christmas (to my utter shame, as I am aware that a gentleman shops for and by himself, but I'm 17, and needs must when the devil drives) is a gray one-button peak lapel affair, a la H Huntsman, though it is more conservatively styled. However, I am a strong believer that as long as one gets almost everything right, one can take exactly one small liberty somewhere in the outfit. Whether that would be fun socks, or perhaps one of those "double blade" ties that I find actually can aid one in achieving a feeling of sprezzatura, one may do exactly one thing "wrong."

    Socks are my one thing. I went to three different targets and cleaned them out. I wore semi-formal apparel for Halloween as the Phantom of the Opera (I don't really count my tuxedo as a suit), and wore these nice black socks that have a white skull and crossbones at the very top. It's gives one a daring feeling to take such liberties with semi-formal wear. Alas, with the prevalence of creative black tie nowadays, I could probably have worn a gingham bow-tie and gotten compliments. [​IMG]
     
  7. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Boy do I have a thread to show you...

    Anyway, thanks for the report. I've switched to Marcoliani since I last posted here.
     
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  8. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    A few from target.
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  9. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    What is this thread?

    Also, I wasn't trying to imply that I get almost everything right. I like to think that I do, but everyone flubs on occasion.
    YES. I have a pair of each of those!
     
  10. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    There was a thread written (now deleted) by a prominent poster that argued the exact opposite of your "one thing wrong" idea:

     
  11. Chase H

    Chase H Senior member

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    I recall that thread. I lurked for a while and saw it and liked it. I just don't agree with it.

    Why was it deleted?
     

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