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I made a wise purchase 7 years ago in 2010. I bought 36 pairs of Calvin Klein dress socks at Costco for $97.78 (blog). It was a very good price. I bought women’s socks so they will fit me perfectly. Seven years later, these socks are still good. I am very satisfied. I think they can last 10 years (3 more years). But it was time for me to change.
I hate it when my socks slide down. My socks would never stay up. I would pull up my socks 20 times a day when I’m at work. I get satisfying feeling when I pull my socks up. It feels good when my socks are up tight and neat. But, they will slide down in 2 minutes. I would tolerate it if I was still young and poor. But, now I felt the need to fix this sliding socks problem once and for all. I just needed to buy better socks.
I also realized the importance of socks. Your socks will peek out just a little when situation arise. But, that small “peek” will complete your look. Nicely matching socks will give out a subtle hint about your uniqueness. I needed new socks for that reason as well – so I will not look like a plain potato
My budget was $400.00. I spent first 6 months shopping for several different socks from different web sites and department stores such as Nordstrom and H&M. I even ordered a few pairs form the UK. I spent $100.00 on trying out on different socks.
6 months later I found the socks I like. They are knee high (over the calf) socks from Falke in Germany. I spent a few more months to decide exact model and size. Then I ordered about 25 pairs. The socks sell for $20+ a pair. They don’t sell those in the US, so I had to order from the UK and Germany. I spent more money than I imagined. But, I will not think about socks for several years. Overall, I am extremely satisfied.
Knee high socks are the best. They stay up. You know that satisfying feeling I talked about when I pull my socks up? Now I enjoy that satisfying feeling the entire day. This elevates my life-style.
If you look at my sock drawer and say “what’s up with tacky colors?” – that means you only wear sneakers or black shoes. That was me one year ago. I haven’t worn black socks since I started to wear Italian shoes. I don’t put on black socks even if I wear black shoes with black pants.
Lastly. I have noticed that some hipsters with fancy socks tend to wear their pants shorter, just like Michael Jackson in Billie Jean video. so they will showcase their socks when they are standing. I think that’s too trendy and trying too hard. “Hey, look at my socks everyone! See how cool and unique I am. I have personality. Love me~!”
Men’s socks are like women’s cleavage. You don’t want to show them all the time. (You heard this from me first)