People can be funny about socks. Borderline obsessive, even.
Take Socks: The Rule Book (Mitchell Beazley), which we came across on our recent trip to Japan.
Here is a book that tells you everything you could ever want to know about socks (and quite a lot you might not want to know…) expect how, in their singular form, they tend to vanish into thin air.
Washing your socks and preparing them for their next outing The Rule Book way is a particular palaver: hand wash only in warm (not hot) water with non-perfumed soap before rinsing and hanging to dry. But not so they’re bone dry, because it pays to iron them when they’re still on the damp side.
Each to their own, but our seamless, hand-linked Merino socks fit so smoothly and snugly you can probably get away without ironing and they always look more than presentable after – as per their instructions – a 40C machine wash with like colours, which will also leave you more time to expand your horizons in one way or another.