Hey style dudes — any thoughts on sock materials? It seems nearly impossible to find something that’s all wool or cotton — instead you get “60% combed cotton 30% acrylic 9% polyester 1% spandex” (Calvin Klein) or worse. Acceptable?
I think most socks are like that, because they need to stretch. Do all-cotton/wool socks exist? Maybe, but I haven’t seen any.
My advice would be to pick something functional for the winter when your toes need warmth instead of style and pick something that matches your style and sartorial flair all other occasions.
Personally, I’m a little bit more budget conscious when it comes to socks, so I try to grab Happy Socks when they’re on sale or at Nordstrom Rack for $5 a pair. When it came to thick socks, I didn’t screw around, however, and ponied up for thick pairs from L.L. Bean, figuring they’ve got that outwear/cold-weather gear nailed down.