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BOLD socks--within certain parameters

My 60-ish attorney dad has given me this gift guidance: "I would like to receive BOLD socks that could be worn with a suit or dress pants, but that are not solid or a sedate pattern. I do not want socks with Santas, footballs, reindeers, or something similar on them. I am looking for BOLD patterns." So, where should I look to find such socks? Do you have any favorite stores for BOLD patterned men's dress socks?
posted by ocherdraco on Dec 11, 2016 - 30 answers

Pirate. Cat. Socks.

My wife loved her pirate cat socks. Does anyone know where I could get a pair? The exact socks are strongly preferred, but I've had a tough time finding whimsical cat socks at the usual suspects like department stores.
posted by wnissen on Dec 2, 2016 - 16 answers

Sock it to me!

I'm tired of sorting all black socks. My default outfit (NYC) includes black slacks and some sort of solid or multicolored top, and black shoes/boots. But the socks are black, right? Maybe a subtle pattern, barely discernible? Impossible to sort after doing laundry. Help me rock my socks. [more inside]
posted by alwayson_slightlyoff on Nov 23, 2016 - 23 answers

THIN socks with toe seam on top aka please help me not lose my damn mind

I have freakishly sensitive and blister-prone feet. It is winter in California. I need to wear socks with shoes for the next few months. The toe seams are killing me. Please help. [more inside]
posted by fingersandtoes on Nov 22, 2016 - 24 answers

WWQCW? (What Would Quentin Crisp Wear?)

I'm looking for lavender undershirts and socks but searches so far have turned up mostly chaff. Do you have any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Lexica on Sep 19, 2016 - 3 answers

One sock two sock red sock blue sock

Where to find decent solid color men's socks? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jun 20, 2016 - 8 answers

Thin, small-footed women's socks

Where do you find everyday, lightweight women's (or kids') socks that will fit a women's size 5 foot? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on May 13, 2016 - 9 answers

Where can I find white wool ankle/no-show socks that don't have a logo?

I'm looking for plain white wool (or mostly wool) socks that don't have any logos on them. I would like them to hit at the ankle or below, so you can see only a little or none of the socks while I'm wearing sneakers. [more inside]
posted by watermelon on Mar 25, 2016 - 3 answers

Help me simplify my sock scenario

I'd like to replace the rampant chaos that is my sock drawer with a dozen matching pairs of plain black merino wool socks. I like the weight, fit, and price of the Kirkland (Costco) women's trail socks, but they come in packs of four with different designs. Can you suggest an alternative? [more inside]
posted by ottereroticist on Feb 27, 2016 - 5 answers

Hell is Wet Socks

I need footwear for the out-of-doors across that's appropriate for at least three seasons, if not four. While my feet are snowflakes, I don't think I have to worry about stepping in snow … do I? What about rainy puddles or streams? [more inside]
posted by fedward on Feb 5, 2016 - 11 answers

Socks for "more to love" men with size 13 feet?

Over the years my 6'5" dad has put on quite a bit of weight. Regular socks made for size 12-15 shoed feet are too tight around his calves and tops of his feet. Any recommendations you might have for both athletic socks and dress socks would be most appreciated.
posted by Kalatraz on Dec 21, 2015 - 4 answers

Please suggest warm (but thin) women's socks!

I'm a guy who's relatively clueless about women's footwear and I'm trying to get some nice warm socks as a Christmas present. Further requirements within. [more inside]
posted by Joey Buttafoucault on Dec 12, 2015 - 18 answers

Seamless/bumpless socks for toddler

My almost-four-year-old has a very hard time with socks. I'm looking for seamless socks that also don't have the "bump" of a seam next to the big toe and pinky toe, since that's the part that bothers her the most. [more inside]
posted by SeedStitch on Nov 10, 2015 - 20 answers

Help me find new socks for the winter.

What is currently the best value in durable, comfortable, heavyweight, wool-blend hiking socks? [more inside]
posted by Anticipation Of A New Lover's Arrival, The on Nov 8, 2015 - 20 answers

What is this sock brand? R.........D

I have an awesome pair of socks which are factory seconds. The brand name has been covered up with iron-on tape, but you can see the first and last letters: R.........D. The full name is 6-8 letters long. They are thick knee-high winter socks, and I'd love to get more of them.
posted by Questolicious on Oct 22, 2015 - 6 answers

Looking for pretty stockings in unusual patterns!

I have a couple pairs of stockings with unusual patterns and I always feel dressed up and fancy when I wear them, so I want more! [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Oct 14, 2015 - 12 answers

I want a long-lasting stock of socks without paying a Fort Knox per box!

I've traditionally bought packs of the cheapest tube socks available. Walking a lot over the last several years has worn them out very quickly. So, I think I want better socks, but I do not want super high-quality artisanal tactical sox or what have you. I do not want to improve the quality of my life via sock purchasing. I just want to bump up to a level at which miles of use per dollar are maximized. If that means buying five $50 pairs of socks that will last 60 years, I'll do it. But I'm guessing the optimal point is somewhere cheaper.
posted by ignignokt on Jul 1, 2015 - 21 answers

Comfy socks to gift a friend after her foot surgery?

Has anyone had a pair of socks that were downright therapeutically cozy? Possibly engineered to be worn without shoes, exclusively for cozy time? I've got a friend who's getting out of foot surgery next month, and I'd like to send her socks that surround her feet in luxuriousness. I'm open to other little mailable foot comfort products too.
posted by gorgor_balabala on Jun 16, 2015 - 14 answers

What are some good, comfortable black socks that come in packs?

What are some good, comfortable men's black socks that come in packs? White socks also needed! [more inside]
posted by decathexis on Apr 20, 2015 - 9 answers

In search of the perfect socks

I'm a woman, and I'm looking for socks to wear to work with dress shoes when it's too cold to go sockless. I need thin socks, similar weight to tights, but crew/ankle height. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Apr 6, 2015 - 10 answers

Help me find my dream socks!

My favorite line of socks has been discontinued and I would like to see what my options are for a replacement. Basically, I like solid black boot socks with plenty of cushioning. [more inside]
posted by Zen unicorn rainbow zen journal on Apr 6, 2015 - 6 answers

Seeking superlative sturdy socks

I have some nice thick comfy everyday socks. Where can I get more like them? [more inside]
posted by kristi on Mar 11, 2015 - 10 answers

FEET. OMG. (sweaty cold feet in the winter)

How do I keep my feet dry and warm throughout the day in the winter? I am typically traveling by subways and city buses in suburban Toronto and I go in and out of heated spaces for work. Thin socks won't cut; thick socks are sweated through by lunch. [more inside]
posted by atetrachordofthree on Jan 8, 2015 - 21 answers

Where to purchase solid-color plus-size women's socks?

Wife's b-day is coming up and has asked that I find her some plus size solid color crew socks. She wears a size 11 or 12 shoe. I never thought it would be this hard to find cute plus-size socks for her. Most are just black or white--boring. Or crazy patterns--not her style. Or $15 per pair--too expensive. Sheesh, does no one make a 6 pack or 8 pack of solid-colored cotton or cotton/poly plus size socks, like pink, blue, pastels, etc.? My google-fu is failing. Can you help?
posted by luvmywife on Jan 2, 2015 - 18 answers

One hundred socks

I want to buy my boyfriend 50 pairs of socks for his annual holiday gift. What are the best everyday-wear black socks that I can purchase? [more inside]
posted by sockermom on Dec 5, 2014 - 13 answers

Needles, yarn ... ??

My wife wants to learn to knit. What do I buy? [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Nov 24, 2014 - 33 answers

Best Kids' Socks

I have tried the Gap, Old Navy, and Target, and all those socks seem to lose their elastic around the ankle after only a few months and/or shrink. [more inside]
posted by katyh on Sep 20, 2014 - 16 answers

Women's socks. Difficulty level: Canada.

A lot of my socks (plain black, mid-rise/crew, breathable) are getting thin or holey. I looked at previous women's socks questions on AskMe, and they recommended brands that don't ship to Canada (Uniqlo, Gold Toe, Smartwool, etc.) and can't be found in my city (Ottawa). What are the best women's appropriate-for-office-work socks I can get in Canada? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jun 17, 2014 - 13 answers

Shopping for Disney shoes for August

A portmanteau for this man's poor toes:
  • Are Keen Newports good shoes for a long trip to Disney World in August? If not, what beats them? I mean, can I simply wear my running shoes?
  • Do you try on footwear like this with or without socks?
  • Do you allow extra room on the assumption that your feet will swell in the steam heat?
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    posted by wenestvedt on Jun 12, 2014 - 20 answers

    Help me replace these specific socks

    I prefer to own only one type of sock, because it expedites the laundry, and when one wears out you haven't lost the pair. Sadly, my favorite socks appear to have been discontinued. Help me find a replacement! [more inside]
    posted by telepanda on Jun 2, 2014 - 5 answers

    What various socks are best for work, walking, lounging, and more?

    Askmefites always recommend socks. The best gift for dad, the best thing to spend money on, the best things to put on your feet, etc. Sometimes they recommend brands, sometimes they recommend uses of the socks. Usually, they just say "buy good socks". This is basically a question asking for more details. [more inside]
    posted by bbqturtle on Jun 2, 2014 - 20 answers

    Hide and Sock

    Help me find replacement for these no-show Smartwool socks [more inside]
    posted by Ideal Impulse on May 30, 2014 - 3 answers

    Socks that may or may not exist

    A plea for socks for a fussy, fussy, fussy man. [more inside]
    posted by A Terrible Llama on Apr 22, 2014 - 23 answers

    Where did these awesome baby socks come from?

    My six month old son has lots and lots of baby socks. Almost all of them fall off easily and are a pain in the butt EXCEPT one very special pair. The problem is that I have no idea where this particular pair came from so I haven't been able to buy more. Please tell me where they came from so I can stock up! [more inside]
    posted by smirkyfodder on Apr 7, 2014 - 11 answers

    Sock it to me, also.

    Second sock question in under an hour! This one is about ladies' socks though. [more inside]
    posted by rabbitrabbit on Mar 28, 2014 - 6 answers

    Sock it to me! Seeking good quality men's socks

    I'm looking for good quality men's dress socks. I want socks that are mid-calf and either solid brown or solid black. SmartWool's nice, but they are quite expensive and I also find their wide range of options baffling, so I'd like something cheaper and simpler. Would prefer someplace I can order from online (I'm in the U.S.). Thanks!
    posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Mar 28, 2014 - 11 answers

    Wool socks, cold yet sweaty feet. Need help for the feet!

    I probably have Raynauds although I've never gone to a doctor to verify. I wear Merino wool socks because they seem to work best to help keep my feet warm (even though they are never really totally warm). However, my feet, even though still a bit cool, tend to sweat in wool and thus, I get athlete's foot (and I even wear mesh sneakers for better air circulation). Any advice on keeping my feet warm yet dry? Does something wick better than wool yet insulate as good or better? Or any other ideas?
    posted by luvmywife on Mar 20, 2014 - 12 answers

    Please give advice to help with my constantly cold feet

    Feet and hands constantly icy but it's my feet that really annoy me. I have read this thread and several others, which gave me some great ideas, but wanting to see if there is any additional ideas for me. Male, 6 foot, 160 lbs, mid 50s in age. No history of diabetes in family ever. Yes, I may have Raynauds, but not sure what to do about it other than try and find ways to keep my feet and hands warm. [more inside]
    posted by luvmywife on Jan 20, 2014 - 16 answers

    Remember back when you didn't like getting socks for the Holidays?

    Point me to your favorite winter socks. Because it's cold here. Really, really cold, and every single pair of socks I own has holes. All of them. [more inside]
    posted by instead of three wishes on Jan 6, 2014 - 31 answers

    Socks for Ladies

    Continuing secret Santa filter: I'd like to buy socks in team colors for my secret Santa: Orioles, Ravens and the Maryland Terrapins. I know that she likes knee-high styles, as I've seen her wear them before. Aside from just searching for that on Amazon I'm not sure what to look for in terms of quality and comfort. Altogether I'd like to spend around $30 for all three. Physical retail locations would also be appreciated.
    posted by codacorolla on Dec 6, 2013 - 8 answers

    I love my boots, but they hate my socks. Help!

    I have several different pairs of boots - ankle, cowboy, calf-length - and I have the same problem with each. How do I find socks that don't slide down and get scrunched under my heels within a dozen steps? [more inside]
    posted by Salieri on Nov 29, 2013 - 19 answers

    Holey Grail?

    Mens trouser socks that will not disintegrate in less than one year - do they exist? [more inside]
    posted by melissasaurus on Oct 31, 2013 - 24 answers

    St. Louis Cardinals Socks

    Looking for a place to buy the St. Louis Cardinals "high sock sunday" socks. Can anyone help me? [more inside]
    posted by dbirchum on Sep 23, 2013 - 2 answers

    Where to find unique cycling socks in Seattle?

    Is there a bike shop in Seattle that sells cycling socks that would make a good souvenir? [more inside]
    posted by Wild_Eep on Sep 12, 2013 - 3 answers

    Where can I find very low cut socks?

    I am having a lot of trouble finding super low cut socks - socks that are not visible when wearing low profile sneakers like Van's. Are there any websites or stores in Manhattan that carry them?
    posted by helios410 on Aug 11, 2013 - 14 answers

    How to protect my feet when playing tennis?

    I started playing tennis awhile back and have been having problems with skin tearing off the inside balls of both feet. I've tried a bunch of different things to stop this from happening without success....any ideas? [more inside]
    posted by aerotive on Aug 4, 2013 - 4 answers

    Where I can I buy bright socks suitable for sock puppets at a low cost?

    I'm teaching a summer course for 6-8 year olds on puppetry, and we are making sock puppets. I'm wanting to find affordable, bright socks that are suitable for the task -- stuff I can order on Amazon prime is better. Any recommendations (especially ones that can arrive by the middle of next week) are appreciated!
    posted by superlibby on Jul 11, 2013 - 7 answers

    Sock it to me

    How can I teach myself to knit socks? [more inside]
    posted by kidsleepy on May 8, 2013 - 22 answers

    I just made you say underwear.

    Help me find colorful, patterned socks and boxer briefs for my large-bootied, big-footed boyfriend! [more inside]
    posted by rubster on Apr 30, 2013 - 5 answers

    Help me pick out my forever socks!

    I had a brilliant idea the other day: instead of buying all sorts of different socks and cursing the gods when I lose one of a matching pair, I should buy bunches of matching socks in the same color so that any two go with each other. Help me enact this plan by finding socks that meet my criteria. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
    posted by griseus on Mar 6, 2013 - 21 answers

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