Do You Throw Away Old Socks?

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indianafrank

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All of mine have holes in them. My wife has been after me to throw them away, and buy new pairs. I told her.
"NO. Absolutely not. They match my underwear!"

 

dustmite

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Excellent timing, today I replaced all of my old socks with new! I will wear t-shirts until there isn't enough material to hold it together anymore, but as soon as my socks get a hole, or the elastic won't hold them up, they get tossed in my rag bin.

 

7ach

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They get turned into one time use dust rags, then the trash.

 

didimauw

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I was expecting to see pictures of your pipes resting In your old socks...

 

cobguy

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I'm on my feet most of the work day so good socks are important ... no holes or "saggers".
Underwear is another story ... gave that up decades ago! :puffy:

 

deathmetal

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They just get moved further into the closet for that day when laundry is delayed...

 

aldecaker

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I'm with cobguy. I beat the hell out of my feet at work, so good socks and shoes, in good condition, are a big thing. They get replaced often, but since I'm a mechanic, anything made out of cloth gets recycled into rags. Go green!

 

deathmetal

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If you want to buy tobacco instead, you can substitute for socks by painting on a light grey paint. Lasts for a few showers too.

 

aldecaker

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You need to shop at Ross! 24 pair of Dickies work socks/tin. Not a bad exchange rate.

 

aldecaker

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Hey Frank-

Really enjoyed that link about the timber camp you put up a while ago. If you come across more like that, don't forget to share! And good luck with the sock situation...

 

mso489

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I thought you meant pipe socks, the little bags new pipes come in, and was ready to respond to that. Instead, I have a suggestion on socks, although this will sound geezerly, I think it's a good one. All of my life I've worn socks with a lot of elastic in the ankle and shin portion. Many of these are so constricting, they leave a compressed area in the shin when you take them off at night. This was causing a "process" on some broken veins from an old ankle injury, so I tried a drugstore pair of "diabetic" socks, which are made with much looser elastic. I later found some at a low price online that came in a selection of colors, conservative but a better variety than just black, khaki, and white. Much better on the blood flow in your feet an ankles. Wasn't sure how they'd be, but they're good. My wife is sending some of the old ones to a friend who loses socks a lot, and I took the rest to Goodwill. I'll miss a few of the garish patterns, but otherwise, I think this is good for my feet.

 

warren

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Always. Excepting my Sunday sox. They are (wait for it! Drumroll!) very holy. (cymbal crash)
Thank you ladies and gentleman! I'll be here all week.