Things I Like Thursdays!

TIL #1: Darn Tough Socks

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My love of these socks is abnormal and perhaps unhealthy.  I know this.  But they are perfect in every way.

I live in New England.  And for years I didn’t wear any socks.  Ever.  That was dumb. And then I wore wool socks with Birkenstocks.  (Did I really just admit to that?  It is a part of my past I have tried desperately to hide. I made a huge number of fashion mistakes in the 1990’s.  I am coming to terms with that.)  That was dumb too.  And then I wore another popular brand of performance wool socks.  They were okay.  And then I found Darn Tough…

They are performance socks made for outdoorsy types (I am not one of those – but I do own unused snowshoes), but they have a line of “lifestyle” socks too.  That means that I can wear their socks and sit around my house drinking tea and listening to Abba and NOT ice climbing, and I don’t need to feel guilty about it.

The good stuff?

  • A family company, and all socks are made in Vermont.
  • Guaranteed for LIFE.  Yes, life.  Unconditionally. (They aren’t cheap, but seriously, they will outlast your shoes, so they are a worthwhile investment.  And did I mention the Unconditional Lifetime Guarantee?)
  • Excellent durability (I haven’t had a pair wear out yet).  I might go so far as to say the durability is ridonkulous.
  • Cute colors and patterns.  Kind of makes me feel like these folks take their socks seriously, but don’t take themselves too seriously.  I like that. Case in point?

Darn Tough "Good Witch Crew" in Piper Purple

  • Non-itchy.
  • Well-fitting.
  • Lightweight options – I love this because some wool socks are 3/4″ thick and I can’t wear them to work with my regular shoes.  When it is cold out, I want to wear cute, warm, striped socks to work with regular shoes.

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Note: The Darn Tough folks have no idea who I am.  I just really love their socks.   A lot.  If plural marriage was legal…

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