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where to buy 100% wool socks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by iroh, May 6, 2011.

  1. iroh

    iroh Distinguished Member

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    i was on the kent wang website and i saw some socks and i was thinking maybe i should get a pair of 100% wool socks just to see how great they are. the socks were $25 which was too much for me at the moment, i check out ebay for 100% wool socks and the prices were not much better. where else can i go to buy 100% generic genuine black wool socks at less than $25 a pair? shipped to canada ofcouse.
     


  2. poissa

    poissa Senior Member

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    you want a blend of natural fibers to synthetic fibers to hold the shape of the sock. There's a sock seller here on SF from Turkey or something that sells for roughly $10. It would probably meet your parameters.
     


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    you want a blend of natural fibers to synthetic fibers to hold the shape of the sock. There's a sock seller here on SF from Turkey or something that sells for roughly $10. It would probably meet your parameters.
    Funny that you mention synthetic fibres then mention Viccel (who I assume is the Turkish company you mean), since Viccel socks are purely natural fibres, wool or cotton; they contain no synthetics. A blend is only really necessary with socks which only come in a couple of sizes, when they are properly sized such as those from Viccel then they can fit okay without the need for the stretch of synthetic fibres.
    black wool socks
    I wouldn't bother with black socks tbh, there are very few occasions where navy wouldn't look better.
     


  4. Will

    Will Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    Nylon is an inexpensive way to make a sock that holds its shape. Bresciani accomplishes the same thing with all cotton or all wool by using higher thread density.
     


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    I stand corrected. Thanks for the explanatino Sanguis Mortuum.
     


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    GradSchooler Senior Member

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    Viccel FTW. Best socks I've ever owned. And there's a discount for SF members.
     


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    iroh Distinguished Member

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    got a link? I wanna check them out. thx
     


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    has anyone compared Viccell 100% wool to zimmerli 100% wool? Comments?
     


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    I haven't tried Viccell wool, but the pantherella wool socks I own are amazing [​IMG]

    STP had them on a great sale a while back, may come up again.
     


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    Turn inside out, wash in cold water and hang dry, there is very little difference in life time.
     


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    thank you, one more question, machine wash or handwash ?
     


  12. mr monty

    mr monty Distinguished Member

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    Handwash or machine wash w/gentle or delicates cycle or machine wash w/ socks inside a mesh bag.



    mesh bag for washing socks

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 18, 2012


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    I picked up the following PRL wool socks for $3-5 a pair:

    [​IMG]

    the MSRP is/was $$20 or so as you said. This was at DSW. I think they may have been clearancing them since they figure ppl don't wear them in the warmer months. Suckers!
     


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    did viccel stop carrying wool socks? i am looking at the websire right now and all i see are cotton socks
     


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    Does this washing advice apply to wool blend socks or can you be more lackadaisical with them?
     
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