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    Men's socks

    The grandson has gotten out of the Marines. Grandma is very happy I no longer have to worry about people shooting at him. But returning to civilian life is some what of a shock to him and us. He is taking a long distance truck driving course for the next 6 months. He will be all over the US for the next 6 months so we have agreed to babysit his stuff. I did have to re-wash all his cloths. They had a real funk to them, lack of proper washing, storage, male, I don't know. Anyway, while washing the clothes he left, he is in a truck pretty much 24/7, his white socks are not only stretched out but no where close to white any longer. So they went into the trash. Now that I have thrown them away (along with some underwear that was way stretched out) where can I find decent socks, that will last him more than one or two washes? I don't want to pay $12 a pair but I don't want 15 pairs for $12 either. Any suggestions of where or what brand?? He wears an 11 shoes if that matters.

    I am a member of Costco, how are theirs??
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    I buy DH the multi-packs of (I think) Hanes at Walmart. Usually only grey or black though. They seem to hold up very well considering he spends the bulk of the day walking. He wears 'crew' length - not the traditional tube sock. Perhaps the elastic holds up longer because it's not being stretched over the calf all the time???

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    I agree. Hanes seems to wear up quite well and they back up their products. If his socks don't stay white, get a gray or black.
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    I buy Costco socks for myself and my family...They are great..
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    I just had to have a chuckle on this one. That's what, if he knew that you had put this on the QB, could have said that you are airing out his dirty laundry. O agree with the vote for Hanes. And yes, by all means, get the gray or black. If he likes white socks, perhaps giving them a good soaking in borax before washing them. In the old days, I used borax to soak diapers (yes I used cloth diapers!) before washing them.
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    We have been buying white socks at Costco for my husband for years and they hold up very well. Nice quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GailG View Post
    I just had to have a chuckle on this one. That's what, if he knew that you had put this on the QB, could have said that you are airing out his dirty laundry. O agree with the vote for Hanes. And yes, by all means, get the gray or black. If he likes white socks, perhaps giving them a good soaking in borax before washing them. In the old days, I used borax to soak diapers (yes I used cloth diapers!) before washing them.
    Would not be the first time I have aired dirty laundry!!! LOL
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    I agree that Costco socks are very nice and they are much thicker than the ones you get at WalMart. I get a pack for my son every Christmas because that is the one thing he always needs.

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    My husband likes the Nike brand socks - we get them at the Nike Outlet or Sports Authority. They come in packages of 6, maybe 12, I can't remember. They are expensive if you buy them at a Nike store or Footlocker store.

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    Because he will be setting for long periods of time you may want to consider a diabetic sock. These help to improve circulation in the feet and legs and reduce the swelling often caused from setting for long periods of time. There is little difference in the price between these and regular socks. They also come in several colors and can be purchased in the sock section at Walmart or most likely any of the stores that dell socks.


    My husbands doctor suggested he wear these when he was doing a lot of traveling several years back. He really liked them and still wears them today although he has been retired for over 10 years.
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    Gold Toe socks at JCPenney's are superb.

    Both my DH and I wear them, and I can tell you from long experience, that the Gold Toe socks last for about 2 years.

    They seem pricey at first, but they wear so well and last so long that they are well worth the price!

    They come in black or white, maybe gray, but not sure about that. The style that DH uses is the crew; I use the "over the calf" style - NOT a tube sock - because I like the support they provide to my lower leg. Please Note: the 'over the calf' sock style is not a diabetes support sock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BETTY62 View Post
    Because he will be setting for long periods of time you may want to consider a diabetic sock. These help to improve circulation in the feet and legs and reduce the swelling often caused from setting for long periods of time. There is little difference in the price between these and regular socks. They also come in several colors and can be purchased in the sock section at Walmart or most likely any of the stores that dell socks.

    My husbands doctor suggested he wear these when he was doing a lot of traveling several years back. He really liked them and still wears them today although he has been retired for over 10 years.
    What I was going to suggest. That or wool and/or wool compression knee high compression socks to keep the circulation going. You may have a hard time convincing him to wear them but if on the chance he heeds your advice he will be thanking you when he is old and you are long gone. He will see other drivers with circulation problems and heart problems and he will be trying to talk all the young drivers into listening to his Grandmother!

    Thank you to your GS for his service. (Wallmart sells the diabetic socks, even)

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    I but my DH the Hanes briefs, they seem to hold up very well. I can't find crew socks that last very long, few months and he has worn them out.
    I liked the socks that Sam's Club used to sell they were much better.

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    AZJane....PLEASE thank your DGS for his service to this wonderful country! (I am the Mom of a former Marine, too, so I know what you and your family experienced.)

    Re: socks...Hanes all the way. Cheap, but stand up well. Underwear - Fruit of the Loom better than Hanes in my opinion.
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