Stockings are being hung by the chimney with care and all I can think about is how all my socks are disintegrating.
I can’t actually remember the last time i bought plain white socks. The last socks I do remember were these fluorescent bootie socks from TJ Maxx that have stretched out so much that meme about your sock falling inside your shoe has pretty much become my life. Most of my functioning socks are those that I received as gifts and are holiday themed. I often wear Christmas socks in July and Valentine’s Day socks for Christmas. It’s of course because I’m a rebel and fighting against the system and corporate America’s monetization of every possible holiday. It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that I simply have nothing else to wear.
So the search for socks has begun. Here are my choices along with some stats:
Bamboo, hemp, organic cotton, wool options
Multiple designs, but two styles (knee high, regular) way higher than i like my socks, bamboo has the most options
UK based brand and fairly pricey $10+/pair
Multiple styles, all organic cotton made in usa
Less spandex only 1% or 2% in most styles, but there is nylon, contain mixtures of organic and regular cotton about $6 a pair
Multiple styles, colors, patterns
Many styles have to be purchased in packs that are about $13.99-$6.50/pair; definitely cheapest option
Organic Cotton & Wool
USA made, multiple styles, colors, patterns
Boast of fair trade and complete transparency
$6+, super fun tie dyed for $15
Different styles, colors (but mostly neutrals)
averaging about $10-$16
organic cotton wool, non-nylon options, hemp, and linen
have (Handmade Needle Felting Punch – Sock Darning Kit) no idea what this is but it sounds awesome
3 fashion socks for $42 (anklet crew)
multiple styles, patterns, $10-$18 depending on style
only do socks (specialized), done in small batches (yeah for small batches)
made in US, lots of nylon though, says it holds shape and elasticity over time
Pact wins on affordability and accessability
Maggies wins on fun
Zkano wins for most variety of creative styles
Since for the moment all I need is the basics I think I’ll try out PACT.
Which socks would you choose?