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Canada Oatmeal Sox
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These are the same as the Canada Blues and Olives, except for the Oatmeal color.
Up north in that little hole-in-the-wall called Canada lives a sock-and-wool manufacturer of local note who makes wonderfully out-of-step socks the way everybody made socks in the fifties and sixties, before new machines allowed more knitting options. These socks have been unchanged for decades, and if you like socks but don’t insist on technical features such as different materials in different parts of the sock, and different knitting over the instep than at the heel and toe, then you will find these socks to be totally, satisfactorily up to snuff.
Modern socks---not all, but many---are sewn by machines that make toe seams flat and smooth. The toes on these are sewn with older machines that make a big ol' seam that worked fine for eighty or so years until the presence of flat seams in Smartwools and others seemed to make it seem crude...despite it working for all those scores. Maybe my toe-tops are tougher than yours, but I can't feel a thing, and I imagine if the Canadians could, they'd have gotten a new seam decades ago. Still, if the tops of your toes are sensitive to seams, you have two options: (1) Wear the sox inside out (and old trick, by the way, and a few modern primitives do this on principle alone); (2) Launder the sox a few times and you'll find the seam is less feelable than it is visible; (3) Get other sox. <-----this is not us saying scat. It's just us acknowledging your sock needs and trying to be helpful. The non-Canadian sox we sell have modern seams. These are the best-looking sox you'll find. It's the flecks in the wool.
I/Grant happen to love socks. I wear them with sandals and don’t care who cares about that. I’m not ashamed of my feet (they’re beautiful feet, actually), but I believe I’m on at least my 160,000th consecutive day of sock-wearing…and these are my current favorites.
These are sock sizes, not shoe sizes, shown below.
If you wear a smaller shoe (6-8.5 US men's), get the Medium.
If you wear from a 9-12 size shoe, get the Large sock.
If you are a woman, and wear anything up to a size 7.5 (in women's sizes), get the small.
Up from there? Go Medium.
They’re not “snappy” tight and don’t mash down ankle hairs or leave marks. We used to get all-wool socks from this sockeur, but the heels wore out too fast. These are 70 wool, 30 nylon, and are billed as their longest-wearing socks. The bar, in that category, is not all that hight, but with 30 percent nylon, should be fine. I’ve been wearing mine about three weeks, four days a week and through many washings, and…no problem.
They go well over the ankle, but are shorter than “crew” length. The price is super cheap, and you’ll get your moneysworth out of them.
If you’re between sizes, buy UP. Wash normal, and whenever it occurs to you, drape them over the laundry basket rather than tossing them in the dryer. You can do that, too, but it’s good to give all wool things a break from the dryer. We understand that they’ll end up getting dried 30 times over the next year, but just don’t make it 60.
note from the sox maker head honcho:
WASH DELICATE CYCLE. You MUST tell your customers that the socks CANNOT be dryed in a tumble dryer – neither can wool sweaters, mitts, gloves, hats.
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