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    • Dreamnine
    • By Dreamnine 5th Jun 17, 3:14 PM
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    What is the most you would pay for socks?
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    • 5th Jun 17, 3:14 PM
    What is the most you would pay for socks? 5th Jun 17 at 3:14 PM
    In John Lewis today I opted for their cheapest ones - a five pack of black with coloured toes and heels for 12. I know that you can get really cheap socks in other places but they tend to break apart and end up with bits stuck on your sole.

    They had designer ones, also, I think going up to near 30 for a pack of 3.

    How much would you spend on socks?
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    • two yellow roses
    • By two yellow roses 6th Jun 17, 2:57 PM
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    two yellow roses
    I only buy Pringle socks. About 3 a pair.
    • colinw
    • By colinw 6th Jun 17, 4:06 PM
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    I would sell my soul to the highest bidder for a pair of black ankle socks
    • Jojo the Tightfisted
    • By Jojo the Tightfisted 6th Jun 17, 4:53 PM
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    Have been buying Primark multipacks for a while, but over the last year, the quality has dropped so much that they've become so thin that new ones have ended up with holes in after two wears.
    Before they were cheap enough to throw away rather than faff about with a needle and thread, but they're now a false economy, IMO, and I'll be going back up the pricescale again.

    On the rare occasions that I've bought dearer socks, the difference in comfort and longevity is considerable - but it's the same with tights - the cheap ones can self destruct by simply trying to pull the things up, whereas paying more usually means that they can at least resist your fingernails and they only ladder when you catch your leg on something.

    If I had the disposable income, I'd happily pay up to a tenner a pair - and would also go for more expensive clothing generally, as it would last longer, but when you've only got a few quid and need something to pass muster at work, you don't have the opportunity to save up.

    I remember having a discussion with my mother where she said I was an idiot for buying things from M&S or suchlike when I could get 'five times the stuff from Primark'. I hadn't even mentioned the brands I get online. Yes, and whilst the old clothes have only given up the ghost after 3-5 years, if not longer (I've got some things where their age is measured in decades), I get about 3 months out of one item from Primark, 6 months for trousers/jeans, before the item has disintegrated or faded beyond all recognition, the latter being a problem at work, as they really don't approve of clothes that look tatty.
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    • avogadro
    • By avogadro 6th Jun 17, 7:45 PM
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    The worst socks for shrinking, fading and getting holes in them were a pack of mens socks from ASDA. They were ridiculously cheap, but only lasted for one wear.

    Possibly akin to the disposable items of clothing you get from vending machines in Japan.

    • ceredigion
    • By ceredigion 6th Jun 17, 8:07 PM
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    40 quid a pair tm_campaign=googleshoppingUK&gclid=CjwKEAjwpdnJBRC 4hcTFtc6fwEkSJABwupNiQhscGy_1PtqTnxNGBqNs_iAf35M1L mzlpQuIGFRiDxoCLyPw_wcB
    • sillyvixen
    • By sillyvixen 12th Jun 17, 11:08 PM
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    I have been buying primary socks, but have realised they just don't last .. today I have purchased m&s socks at 3 times the cost in a hope that they will wear better.
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    • jack_pott
    • By jack_pott 13th Jun 17, 12:46 AM
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    For just everyday socks not much. I have just bought some running socks that were about 11 a pair ... I figure if you are going to be spending 4-5 hrs running with wet feet then you need to have something that is comfortable.
    Originally posted by indesisiv
    That reminds me of the Thorlo socks I used to use for fellwalking, they were 12 back in the 1990s. Very thick and comfortable, but a bit hot in summer.
    • candygirl
    • By candygirl 13th Jun 17, 12:54 AM
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    I don't wear socks
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    • OldMotherTucker
    • By OldMotherTucker 13th Jun 17, 8:00 AM
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    Because I wear boots most of the time, and because my daughter works in Loo Nook - she buys me all the cute animal animal socks when they are reduced to 50p. I have pandas . T-rexes, pooches, owls etc but my favorite ones have witches on broomsticks!!
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    • Helping_Hands
    • By Helping_Hands 21st Jun 17, 2:02 PM
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    My cankles mean I need certain socks, so I buy from Cosyfeet 17 for 3 pairs, British made and last a fair decent time!
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