I buy bulk dress socks from Costco, but I’m curious to k Le if I’m really missing out on anything special with all these high-end socks.
I buy bulk dress socks from Costco, but I’m curious to know if I’m really missing out on anything special with all these high-end socks.
spending maybe 2K total on a special selection of extra nice sox for special occasions can be justified.
Bur come on, Dropbear! With those Costco sox, the islanders will be sniggering and saying how few Big Sox Babas there are these days.I just paid out some cash to take the whole family to a Carribean island paradise for a week, staying in a private villa right on the beach with a stunning coral reef a short swim away. And now you tell me I could have bought two pairs of big daddy socks instead?? 🤦♂️
This post makes me feel good on two counts.^^^
I actually agree with that, a frivolous and sockless experience. You couldn't pay me to go to a Carribean island, l think that would be pure torture. $$$ spent on sox would be money much better spent imo.
Careful, Snarkers! There are still unfilled places for snarky iGents in Shooey's Boocamp.This post makes me feel good on two counts.
On the one hand it demonstrates that variety is the spice of life, different strokes for different folks, life would be lacking if everyone was the same etc etc.
On the other it makes me feel good to know that the odds are slightly lengthened of me bumping into a relentlessly boring soul-less out-of-touch dullard the next time I’m relaxing on a tropical island paradise.
Don't get Shooey started on undies, DB!I’m going to cancel the tropical vaccay so I can sign-up to get lectured to by Shooey about thousand dollar socks!
Clearly I’ve got my priorities all wrong. I used to spend a little on undies in my single days, just to make sure they looked ok if I got lucky. Turned out that I should be all about the socks.
Thank you Big Sock Daddy! 😁
People who deride quality socks have not really experienced it. Akin to Alice before she went through the looking glass and can't go back.
Socks are sartorially important- the look, the durability , the touch, seasonality and the elasticity ( aka proper sizing) of socks.
I grimace more when a gent is in a suit/OJ and trousers combo and when they sit, their unsightly hairs are peeking between the top of the sock and the hem of the trousers than say doghouse and other sockless rapscallions. In the case described, an OTC sock is the only solution.
Quality socks, IME, if treated properly and ofc if you have enough, simply last longer. I have socks that are well over a decade old that I still wear.
The one-size-fits-all/Made-in-insert country here- socks simply sucks. I am usually a UK size 12/12.5 and wearing socks that are close to my size is simply a daily revelation. I am an avid exerciser and very active and when I resort to sports socks for those daily but necessary pursuits, it sucks so much that I have resorted to doing a quarter to a half of workouts sans shoes. One day I won't have to travel and have my own state-of-the-art private gym and all exercises bar hiking will be sockless and shoeless.
Another not often heralded reason for quality socks is fabric choice. For most Suit/OJ it is OTC wool of some sort; during the warmer months, I am in linen socks (find me regularly available, individually sized linen or ramie socks); for Black tie or other formal occasions (which for me it is mostly NYE), it is OTC silk/silk-mix. For knocking about, OTC Lisle or some wool-mix. I haven't even got to patterns.
Now, go shopping!
I depart with The Shooman on travel though