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 -
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 -
I was thinking about Steve Jobs buying a closet full of black turtlenecks so he didn't have to make that decision every day. I also saw some recent charts that showed purchasing trends for different age groups, and noted that once people buy good flatware they don't make an additional purchase. It occurred to me that, at my age (mid-forties) I could conceivably purchase a lifetime supply of socks.
What are items that a person of average means could purchase in sufficient quantities to last them the rest of their life? [more inside]
posted by mecran01
on Jan 3, 2013 -
Where can I purchase more socks like these
? Acquired by my husband over 10 years ago at an airport in the Netherlands, they are long-lasting, comfortable, made of wool, have the word "TRAIL" embroidered in red across the instep, three horizontal red stripes on the ball of the foot, and what may be a size "3-46" in red across the toe.
posted by matildaben
on Dec 13, 2012 -
I'm in jeopardy of losing my hero/genius status due to not being able to find pure cashmere socks (calf length) for my wife. [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep
on Nov 22, 2012 -
Where can I buy colored/patterned men's socks for cheap? (extra points for somewhere on Amazon.) [more inside]
posted by threeants
on Nov 18, 2012 -
How do you stop a year-and-a-half old Labradoodle from eating every sock in the house? He's just back from the vet yet again, and his determination to find at eat socks at any costs is racking up untenable bills and stress. Any ideas to save him from getting muzzled or crated? [more inside]
posted by bicyclefish
on Sep 15, 2012 -
What are some women's shoes that are really comfortable to walking around in all day without socks
? (no sandals or flip-flips) [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter
on Jul 24, 2012 -
I'm looking for a replacement pair of Spongebob socks - yes, really. It's a mother's day gift, and a replacement for a much-loved pair. They are very tall, thick and soft and warm, sized for an adult, white with a colorful grid pattern like a Mondrian painting (yes, really) interspersed with large yellow squares featuring Spongebob making a face. They had little yellow square plush Spongebob "knobs" or cloth buttons of some kind at the top.
posted by Slap*Happy
on Apr 30, 2012 -
Help me find high quality, breathable black women's dress socks for the cheapest price available. I'm overwhelmed by the options on the internet and have a history of buying terrible socks! [more inside]
posted by soundproof
on Apr 25, 2012 -
I wish I was a athletic/jogging/tennis shoe enthusiast: I need help in identifying the type/brand/shoe of this particular pair seen in a particular photo. [more inside]
posted by muymuy
on Feb 18, 2012 -
Is there any downside to wearing compression socks all the time? Should we all be wearing them? [more inside]
posted by hayvac
on Jan 2, 2012 -
What can I do with all my single socks or socks with holes in them. Also I seemed to have amassed an obnoxious amount of hand cream from hotels - is there any use for them (I can't possibly grease myself up with that much hand cream)? [more inside]
posted by YukonQuirm
on Dec 26, 2011 -
Sock filter: I’m looking for cheap black knee-length cotton athletic socks – like these
, except in black.
I found them two years ago, but not since then. I’ve looked at Kmart, Target and Walmart and online. I live in Albuquerque.
posted by maurreen
on Dec 26, 2011 -
Mission Impossible: I'm looking for non-Hitchcock socks in mens size 5.5-6. [more inside]
posted by arnicae
on Dec 14, 2011 -
Tall leather Frye boots: do I need tall boot socks with them? I'm thinking about getting a pair of Frye boots, and for some reason, the tallest boots are around $100 bucks cheaper than the lower rise boots at my local shoe store. Can I wear regular ankle length socks with the taller boots without chaffing on the back of my calf, or do I need full length boot socks to be comfy? [more inside]
posted by Freen
on Dec 9, 2011 -
Does anyone know of some plain, black socks that are designed to dissipate heat, keeping your feed cool and dry? [more inside]
posted by hoobichu
on Nov 5, 2011 -
No matter what kind of socks I buy, expensive brand name ones, or just cheap regular ones, my socks eventually tear at the toe end. It's usually right where my big toe is. I'm talking about my dress socks, not the regular ones I wear with sneakers.
I found one pair that lasted for a long while but then finally started to tear. What's the deal? Is the material perhaps? Is it my feet? Am I buying the wrong brand?
posted by blunt_eastwood
on Sep 8, 2011 -
My new obsession is argyle socks. Please recommend places I can find quality argyle socks for men, suited to brown / tan slacks and jeans. $10 / pair or under preferred. Bold, bordering on obnoxious, colors get bonus points.
posted by Apropos of Something
on May 25, 2011 -
Socks: Everyday Mens Socks: Whats the best fabric for an 'everyday' sock? Whats your favourite sock? UK preferably. [more inside]
posted by mary8nne
on Mar 3, 2011 -
I'm looking high and low for men's no show socks in earth tone colors, but coming up empty. The ones I've found are either not really no show (like they're not truly below the ankle - and I'd like them to be below shoe-top level), or they're too expensive. I need some for about $7 per pair, max. And non-white and non-black is a must (earth tones are what I'm really hoping for, but I may have to settle for gray.). Please help! Thanks!
posted by atm
on Feb 17, 2011 -
I received one pair of socks from my mother-in-law this Christmas. She doesn't recall where she bought them. Here are two pictures - one of the sock, and one of the logo (Looks like an EL - extensive Google searches aren't helping). Any idea who makes them? Thanks!
posted by EduTek
on Feb 5, 2011 -
If I asked you to take your shoes off when you came into our (North American) home, would you be put off? What kind of foot covering can I offer you to make it less annoying? [more inside]
posted by otherwordlyglow
on Jan 4, 2011 -
I'm a recent Smartwool socks convert. I love that they are they are non-scratchy, moisture wicking and stay warm and dry and comfortable all day. I'd like to get a few more pairs, but the ones I like (Hiker Street, men's medium) are ~$20. Anyone have a just-as-good alternative, or is Smartwool really so unique that it justifies the pricetag?
posted by The Dutchman
on Jan 3, 2011 -
I'm running out of my supply of the only socks that have ever worked for me, and I do not know what brand they are. Hours wasted on google. Do you recognize these? [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan
on Dec 20, 2010 -
Guessing sock size for my large cousin's Christmas present: she needs warm wooly socks, and I know nothing about buying clothes in big sizes. But aren't socks simpler? Somebody please help me out! [more inside]
posted by aimedwander
on Dec 16, 2010 -
Please help me love socks! What are the best socks you've ever worn? As winter approaches, I'm having trouble warming to the idea of wearing socks again. [more inside]
posted by belau
on Nov 13, 2010 -
What sort of warm warm socks should I wear with my Vibram Five Fingers Sprint in the cold cold Chicago winter? [more inside]
posted by astapasta24
on Jun 28, 2010 -
Recommendations for crew-length dress socks for my sweaty-footed boyfriend? He has hyperhydrosis and is looking for moisture-absorbent dress socks that hit right below or at the calf. Regarding Smartwool: we live in south Florida, where the temperature is 90 degrees for half the year, so he's concerned that wool will make his feet very hot and sweat even more.
posted by tatiana wishbone
on Jun 5, 2010 -
I have a vague idea about making a friend in the UK a birthday present of some hand-decorated (by me) socks. Where can I get some perfect, already-beautiful but understated, socks to enhance? What kind of socks would a feminine academic in Oxford, UK, find wonderful? Do you know your online sock options? [more inside]
posted by amtho
on May 4, 2010 -
Why do male porn actors so often wear socks and shoes while otherwise naked in adult movies? It's true that high heels are prevalent among the females but at least one could argue there's some aesthetic point to that. The guys' choice of footwear, meanwhile, is nearly always awful. Is there a practical or cultural reason for the men wearing socks, shoes and sometimes hats and sunglasses?
posted by skylar
on Nov 14, 2009 -