Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Wool dress socks

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hellodocks, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. hellodocks

    hellodocks Senior member

    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Location:
    Soho, New York
    Shoot me some good brands.

    I'm very, very tired of what I have right now and want to completely replace my lineup. I work in a fairly conservative office environment (sumptuary laws in full effect, as it were) but I'm all about expressiveness in the subtle details. I vastly prefer wool over cotton or synthetics. Cost isn't too much of a point, but durability and comfort are. Some places I've looked so far are Thomas Pink, PRL, and Kent Wang. I need some solids, but fun patterns are a huge plus.

    Thanks in advance.
     


  2. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

    Messages:
    4,310
    Likes Received:
    79
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2008
    Gold Toe, Pantherella, Falke. I'm glad someone finally brought up socks.;)
    Good socks often have a bit of polyester, otherwise they tend to droop.
     


  3. mrbrioni

    mrbrioni Senior member

    Messages:
    672
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago


  4. hellodocks

    hellodocks Senior member

    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Location:
    Soho, New York
    Thanks you two. :nodding: Looking them over now. Anyone else?
     




  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,331
    Likes Received:
    3,583
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007


  6. jonnyt

    jonnyt Senior member

    Messages:
    235
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Location:
    Zurich
    For mid-calf, Pantherella, for quality and selection.
    Check out woods of shropshire.
     


  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,331
    Likes Received:
    3,583
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    

    The feeling around most better men's stores is that the quality of Pantherella has declined. Too bad. They used to make nice socks.
     


  8. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    475
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    Great suggestions everyone.
    Here are a couple of care tips for the newbies:
    1) When washing wool socks, turn inside-out, soak 15min COLD water, hand wash, rinse 2x, hang dry. Never machine wash wool socks ever!
    2) Over time the wool fibres will break down, which is to be expected, but pay attention inside the toebox of your shoes as these fibres will quietly gather into wool bunnies and should be removed periodically with a damp (not outrightly wet) cloth.
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011


  9. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,331
    Likes Received:
    3,583
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    I find just machine washing on cold and letting them air dry works fine. No need to hand wash or turn inside out this way.
     


  10. bullswin

    bullswin Senior member

    Messages:
    467
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2011
    


    Kent Wang and Howard Yount are both good sources for Marcoliani socks.
     


  11. Mac

    Mac Senior member

    Messages:
    412
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2010
    Location:
    Glasgow, Scotland


  12. brokencycle

    brokencycle Senior member

    Messages:
    11,115
    Likes Received:
    4,966
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Location:
    The Old North State
    

    I also machine wash on delicate with cold water and air dry. Never had a problem.
     


  13. hellodocks

    hellodocks Senior member

    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    May 30, 2011
    Location:
    Soho, New York
    Hmm, not too much of a fan of the Marcoliani styles I saw. Only ribbed and Argyle.
    Mid calf is my preference, over the calf is simply too stodgy. Especially unreasonable in the summer. Drake's are out then.
     


  14. JJGooden

    JJGooden Senior member

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Aug 27, 2009
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    The Viccel guy posts on here every now and then. He makes good wool socks, but they take a little while to get to you as they're shipped from Turkey. Take a look at the archives for the SF discount code.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by