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Dress socks
« on: November 21, 2013, 06:58:48 PM »
Any EOE's out there?  I wear dress socks every day, and I need to get some.  I was just going to get on eBay and order a lot of 12, but then I thought I'd check and see if there are good ones and bad ones.  Well, I know there are, because some of the ones I wear are think and wear out quick, some last, but I have no idea what brands are what.

FYI- I usually wear them with Khakis of some sort.   Any ideas?
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2013, 07:05:59 PM »
Get calf length cycling socks- much more comfortable and wear a ton cooler.  I like DeFeet.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2013, 07:09:23 PM »
One of the stranger EOE topics to be sure.

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2013, 08:28:39 PM »
Gold Toe.

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2013, 08:32:30 PM »
One of the stranger EOE topics to be sure.


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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2013, 10:20:10 PM »
Pull sock off, drop in frozen patty.  Hold by the top and swing it.  Game on.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2013, 10:48:07 PM »
Get calf length cycling socks- much more comfortable and wear a ton cooler.  I like DeFeet.


No way.  Full length over the calf for me.  I was blessed with large calves and anything other than a full over-calf just ends up spooling around my ankles like an 80's leg warmer. 
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2013, 05:16:15 AM »
I've been very happy with black Under Armour crew socks.

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2013, 06:06:47 AM »
I like Tommy Hilfiger socks. Good quality, nice color combinations and last a long time.

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2013, 06:24:15 AM »
socks made with bamboo are good.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2013, 06:40:58 AM »
Khakis after Labor Day are a definite no no.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2013, 06:59:20 AM »
Black athletic socks.  Preferably wool.

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2013, 07:15:17 AM »
Gold Toe.

I have been wearing this brand for over 20 years, and while they are not flee market price per gross, it stops the paying twice for poor quality.

Macy's has them on the shelf if you want to check out the different options mid over the calf, etc.  Amazon has them on prime now.
- I also have large calves or in my case Holsteins. :o
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2013, 07:18:06 AM »
Khakis after Labor Day are a definite no no.

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Think it is the generic term Khakis as in Chinos or dockers ( depending on where you live ).
- All khakis are chinos but not all chinos are khaki
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2013, 09:45:33 AM »
Dockers?  Khakis?  Chinos?  These in various colors and shades:
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #15 on: November 22, 2013, 10:09:14 AM »
I have been getting Ecco bamboo dress socks at TJ Maxx.  I'm pretty sure they have the men's versions there as well. 

These are the socks, only I've been paying $2 or $3 a pair at TJ Maxx.  They have nice wool and angora ones too for the winter, and lots of hiking/hunting socks right now that are great for wearing on the bike.
http://www.amazon.com/ECCO-Micro-Dress-Black-13/dp/B0027IQJQM/

Seriously, these things make my gold toe socks feel like they are made out of sandpaper by comparison (I threw them all away).  The pairs I bought last year are all as good as new and they've been worn almost weekly.

Target also has some bamboo dress socks that are nice and hold up similarly, but I like these better.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #16 on: November 22, 2013, 10:44:53 AM »
Dockers?  Khakis?  Chinos?  These in various colors and shades:


I discovered 511 pants this year. Its all I wear now and they feel like they will last for ever. As far as socks, I get to wear white sport socks since I almost always wear boots. My dress socks are probably 15 years old and look brand new but they are from Khols.  :P

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2013, 10:59:51 AM »
I buy them by the half dozen at Costco. What ever is on sale that day.
I've tried the bamboo fiber socks. They're comfortable but don't retain their shape when you dry them in a drier.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2013, 11:24:09 AM »
I really hate black dress socks or dress socks of any kind. Only socks I wear is white cotton socks unless I have to wear dress socks.

For some reason black socks make my feet sweat more, although I've been told that isn't possible. When I was in the military we would buy socks that were white cotton that covered the foot and black cotton on up. That way they met uniform requirements.

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2013, 11:59:35 AM »
I buy them by the half dozen at Costco. What ever is on sale that day.
I've tried the bamboo fiber socks. They're comfortable but don't retain their shape when you dry them in a drier.
Were they by chance cheap ones with a low lycra content, or were you drying the crap out of them?  If you dry them on high you will cook the lycra and ruin them.  Not the socks fault.  :P
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2013, 12:23:29 PM »
gold toe -- wore em for years, untill my much better half gave me some smart wool dress socks . . . . . . . I never looked back -- a mite spendy, but wear like iron.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2013, 03:47:30 PM »
Were they by chance cheap ones with a low lycra content, or were you drying the crap out of them?  If you dry them on high you will cook the lycra and ruin them.  Not the socks fault.  :P
They weren't the cheap type, I got them from Simmons, an upper quality type of retail store around here. I don't know what lycra content they have.
The drier is set to medium heat and stops when the clothes are still slightly humid. I've never had issue with other type of socks.
I can still wear them, they won't slide down when I walk. It's just that when I get them out of the drier, they look like dirty socks.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2013, 07:56:39 PM »
Were they by chance cheap ones with a low lycra content, or were you drying the crap out of them?  If you dry them on high you will cook the lycra and ruin them.  Not the socks fault.  :P
They weren't the cheap type, I got them from Simmons, an upper quality type of retail store around here. I don't know what lycra content they have.
The drier is set to medium heat and stops when the clothes are still slightly humid. I've never had issue with other type of socks.
I can still wear them, they won't slide down when I walk. It's just that when I get them out of the drier, they look like dirty socks.
They must just be made for people with bigger calves than yours.  I'm on the skinny side, so I look for socks with smaller openings and more lycra at the top when I buy them.  I have one pair of Columbia knee highs that must have been make for plus size calves and it's frustrating.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #24 on: November 23, 2013, 08:04:26 AM »
Gold Toe.

I have been wearing this brand for over 20 years, and while they are not flee market price per gross, it stops the paying twice for poor quality.

Macy's has them on the shelf if you want to check out the different options mid over the calf, etc.  Amazon has them on prime now.
- I also have large calves or in my case Holsteins. :o

+1 on the Gold Toe. Also, get boots, and the wear whatever sock is comfortable. You don't even need to match them, and can get dressed in the dark with no worries. I don't even know what socks I have on until I get home. Python/alligator boots go with everything.
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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #25 on: November 29, 2013, 07:45:20 AM »
Dress is a relative term.  I've taken to wearing black hiking boots as my business casual footwear of choice.  Not really out of place under khakis.  As for sox, I've been a Smartwool whore for a long time but recently found these up at Sportsmans Guide in PA. 
LOVE them.  Seem to be holding up as well as the Smartwools ($$$$$) but at less than 1/2 the price.  I have some black(ish) ones that I will wear to church w/ my suit and dress shoes. 

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #26 on: December 02, 2013, 08:59:00 PM »
One on the left foot and another one on the right foot.  That is how I wear them. ;D

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« Reply #27 on: December 02, 2013, 09:04:46 PM »
One on the left foot and another one on the right foot.  That is how I wear them. ;D

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« Reply #28 on: December 02, 2013, 09:06:13 PM »
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« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2013, 03:47:56 PM »
Italian and cashmere, please.

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Re: Dress socks
« Reply #30 on: December 14, 2013, 04:47:27 PM »
The green toe black socks at Sams are very good for the price. 11 bucks, 10 pair. They are vey good quality socks.

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