As I had previously written, I bought many pairs of all the same socks. This worked well, but I was still unhappy with these as a purchase as these felt disposable.
Is the best way to buy socks to buy near disposable socks at $5 a pair, or is there a more thoughtful way of going about buying socks?
I researched and found that there are - surprise surprise - a few companies that really fucking obsess over socks.
My requirements were straight forward and the same with just about anything I buy:
From a brand that is thoughtful
Made in the USA
Superior design and/or fabrics (like Merino) preferred.
There were a few contenders, namely my favourite clothing brand, Outlier - even William Gibson is a fan:
They were designed in Brooklyn by a firm called Outlier, and manufactured in South Carolina from 1.5 micron merino yarn from New Zealand. Knitting machines today are...
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