Photo by Salt Water New England

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The Happiness of Unopened Socks and Shooting Stockings

Photo by Salt Water New England
Made in England and Scotland from Cordings of Piccadilly.

15 comments:

  1. I discovered the joys of wool socks a few years ago and ever since I've been working on replacing my cotton socks with wool socks. Warmer in winter, cooler in summer, and just more comfortable all round. I've done the same with underwear, too, replacing cotton with bamboo.

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  2. LOVE WOOL SOCKS!!!!!

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  3. And I feared that I was the only one! A wonderful array of colors above by the way.

    Best Regards,

    Heinz-Ulrich

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  4. I, too, prefer wool socks year around, and new packages like these would make me very happy. While I generally prefer aged and softened things like khakis, corduroys, and OCBDs, new socks are simply the best.

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  5. "Security is a drawer full of warm socks." Charlie Brown.

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  6. Why you would want to shoot your stockings I'll never know.

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  7. For daily wear the Orvis wore invincible socks are very comfortable.

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  8. My favorite socks for winter are the 70% wool/30% nylon blend from a British brand called Scott Nichol (which I believe is made by Pantherella). I find 100% wool to be too scratchy but the little bit of nylon makes all the difference. Available from O'Connell's; I especially like the Fair Isle patterns. J. Press used to sell them too but I don't see them on their website this season.

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    1. You are right, Scott Nichol is one of Pantherella's brands. I wear their cotton striped and patterned socks with cords and moleskins.

      The excellent A Hume of Kelso sells Scott Nichol's fair isle socks (70% wool, 30% nylon) - https://www.ahume.co.uk/scott-nichol-m26/mens-c4#page2. You could find the other patterns to be of interest. Well worth a look!

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    2. Those Fair Isles are beautiful. And so soft and warm.

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  9. The Germans sell some sweet socks. Falke is the brand you want.

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    1. I've tried Falke (available in local mall stores) and have not been impressed. Like Satresky, my first choice is Pantherella (Leicestershire) who also manufacture for other brands such as Cordings. I also like Corgi (Wales) which has a Royal Warrant from Prince Charles.

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  10. A good sock is like wearing a mother’s hug!

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  11. Besides Cordings, I also recommend the shooting stockings and flashes from the Danish company Laksen. I've been wearing them with my Cordings Plus Twos on long woody hikes for some time. Very good quality. Available at Orvis: https://www.orvis.com/p/shooting-stockings-flashes/27jr

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