Tuesday, June 09, 2009


I don't know why it is, but I never seem to have a sufficient quantity of socks on hand. It matters little how many packages of socks I purchase....10 packs, 12 packs......they seem to magically disperse into some alternate universe populated by socks gone AWOL. Maybe they keep company with lost keys and single gloves.....I don't know.

However, I do know that I find it enormously irritating not to be able to find the socks I want to find when they are needed. Another irritation is socks that wear out too quickly. Socks, after all, are not finely spun stockings.....they should last a decent amount of time and service the foot well before being relegated to the rag bag for cleaning cloths.

This being said, I have to say that I have found that Hanes socks are better quality -- and thus better value -- than many of the "economy" socks one might find, let's say, in an establishment such as National Wholesale Liquidators. In this case, yes, you get what you pay for. Purchase cheap socks and you will, no doubt, be unhappy with their performance.

I have found that the Hanes socks weather the washing machine much more tolerably than cheaper bargain socks. You may pay a little more, initially, but, if I may reiterate....that, at least in this case, you get what you pay for.

So, the next time you find yourself in need of socks, check out "One Hanes Place" at:


They also -- aside from socks -- carry a wide variety of bras, panties, activewear, and "shapewear" (what were once called girdles!!!). Thankfully, the modern "girdle" is far more comfortable than their rubbery antecedents......but that is a subject for another post!!