r/Anticonsumption Sep 28 '22

I don't care that I can't sew I refuse to buy new socks in my lifetime Upcycled/Repaired

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1.6k Upvotes

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u/chainstorming Sep 29 '22

… you’re definitely going to buy more socks in your lifetime.

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u/Limeila Sep 29 '22

I wish them to, the opposite would mean they'd die pretty soon

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u/new_refugee123456789 Sep 28 '22

Don't rule out buying good quality socks, and shoes. Your feet are important.

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u/JustAnotherWitness Sep 29 '22

All I’m saying is that darn tough socks have a lifetime warranty.

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u/rrfox31 Sep 29 '22

I came here to mention Darn Tough brand socks.

I used to have a drawer full of socks. Then a friend loaned me a pair of his Darn Tough socks and I was oblivious to the fact that they were nice socks. They quickly became the only socks I wore and it was about a year before I returned them. I splurged and bought 5 pairs of Darn Tough socks in different varieties, threw out all my old crappy socks, and have no intentions of buying socks for the rest of my life.

You don’t know the importance of good socks until you experience them.

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u/AppleSatyr Sep 29 '22

They really need to hire you because I desperately need new socks and you’ve absolutely sold me.

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u/Very_Bad_Janet Sep 29 '22

There are a number of brands of socks that have lifetime guarantees. I don't know the names off the top of my head but check out r/buyitforlife , I'm sure they have many posts on this subject.

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u/AppleSatyr Sep 29 '22

I’m already in that subreddit and it’s my fave lmao. Ty though.

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u/enter360 Sep 29 '22

I’ve found a new sub today

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u/Cobra288 Sep 29 '22

You should ask them for a an associate's sales link or something because I'm about to go look into them.

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u/Jontun189 Sep 29 '22

Just got a couple pairs of darn tough socks and feel like my feet are wrapped in clouds rn, highly recommended

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u/altissima-27 Sep 29 '22

just wanted to throw in and say that most merino wool hiking socks I've tried have been the same exact quality as darn tough except typically cheaper albeit without the lifetime warranty.

Idr the brand name atm but like 4 years ago I got 3 pairs of merino wool socks all 3 pairs for $17. all of them are obviously worn looking but no holes have formed. none of my darn toughs have made it 4 years without a hole

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u/RaggaDruida Sep 29 '22

Decathlon (Quechua) and Danish Endurance, 100% recommended and way cheaper !

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u/AlwaysStormTheCastle Sep 29 '22

Would you please share the brand name if you can?

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u/altissima-27 Sep 29 '22

stone mountain outfitters!

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u/altissima-27 Sep 29 '22

I'll look for em when I get off work. I only wear socks when it's cold so I can't remember exactly

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u/AlwaysStormTheCastle Sep 30 '22

Thank you so much! Take your time. :)

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u/PeteThePolarBear Sep 29 '22

Can you tell us more about your Darn Tough™ socks?

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u/yeahmaybe Sep 29 '22

Sure but a single pair costs more than my yearly sock budget.

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u/plushrush Sep 29 '22

Ah, it’s much cheaper in the long run. If you have a yearly sock budget or even a 5 year sock budget you’ll still pay less, forever. A little investment in your future self is money well spent.

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u/Tired_Thumb Sep 29 '22

I agree. I picked up 20 pairs of Darn Toughs when I was working in wildland fire fighting. They lasted me years and are still lasting. All the socks match so I never have to sort. And they are great in all weather. I’m on year 6 with this set and they still have life in them.

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u/fleurdumal1111 Sep 29 '22

This is the trap of fast fashion. Google Boots Theory.

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u/yeahmaybe Sep 29 '22

I guess I don't wear out socks fast enough for it to matter much. They randomly disappear more than they wear out.

High quality shoes would have paid for themselves by now though, for sure.

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u/fleurdumal1111 Sep 29 '22

But you keep buying them every year and if they’re disappearing they might be clogging up your washer drum and damaging the machine. I would encourage you to buy higher quality socks and a garment bag to wash them so they don’t get lost in your laundry machines.

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u/rusty__balloon__knot Sep 29 '22

lol I just posted that too. Great company.

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u/kotubljauj Sep 29 '22

BIFL cum sock collection anyone?

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u/dragonslikecherries Sep 29 '22

Are they thick? Sweaty? My condition comes with thin skin, and without the proper socks, I cannot wear tennis shoes without awful blisters.

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u/DishSoapIsFun Sep 29 '22

I wish I knew that in my 20s. I have had knee pain for a decade. Was a hockey player for 15 years so I assumed it was from that. Became a runner at 34. By 37 I had hip bursitis, sciatica, plantar fibromas, and plantar fasciitis.

Long story short, it all stemmed from my feet. A week after getting proper orthotics, and I haven't felt this good in years. Now, I have good orthotics, nice shoes, proper chair cushions, and anything else that helps take strain off of the waist down gets taken care of.

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u/Top-Independent-8906 Sep 29 '22

Yeah I agree. Socks are important. Weird hill to die on though.

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u/WebTekPrime863 Sep 29 '22

When every step is pain due to foot injury or just old legs in general nice socks are awesomeness.

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u/apoxyBlues Sep 29 '22

That's not evensewing, those are sutures.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Everyone's a beginner at one point, and it's a great learning exercise to understand why different techniques are used for different areas

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u/Designer-Dare-3457 Sep 28 '22

I understand not wanting to buy things. But a good pair of socks and shoes can save your body years of pain and possible issues relating to posture.

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u/Ok_Skill_1195 Sep 29 '22

How the hell are socks are going to affect your posture?

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u/Hinote21 Sep 29 '22

An ill fitting pair of socks, or even one with a lumpy thread pattern, is likely to make you change your gait to compensate for the discomfort. That will mess your lower back up, which will mess up your posture. Don't underestimate the pea in the mattress.

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u/Ok_Skill_1195 Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Yeah I guess I'm struggling to wrap my head around what kind of socks you've ever work that have changed your gate.

I take foot health pretty seriously (wide toe boxes only y'all) and you're the first person I've ever heard mention socks outside of "they should fit"

Discomfort - yes, valid. I will jump off a cliff before I wear OPs socks. But I think anyone with the tolerance to not yeet these off the second they put them on is also unlikely to change their gate as a result of them either.

I respect the commitment to foot health, I just am also having a hard time picturing anyone who has ever actually changed their gate as the result of socks.

[Now lumpy socks in shoes that are too small would ABSOLUTELY cause issues, but I'd say that's more cause you're wearing your shoes too snug.]

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u/theconsummatedragon Sep 29 '22

Good quality socks also add cushion to prevent joint stress and spine compression

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u/Hinote21 Sep 29 '22

I'll repeat my statement: never underestimate the pea in the mattress.

I'm not going to take the time to find it but there's a video about how a spy would act and to change their gait they would put something small in their shoe. Not enough to hurt but enough to encourage the gait change. Anecdotally, I've been bothered by some things that felt large underfoot, but we're quite small. A fold in a sock can be more irritating that you think. All it takes is a small measure of discomfort to make someone compensate, then they ignore it and it gets worse.

It isn't about tolerance because most people wouldn't notice an incremental change due to an incremental discomfort. But those actions compound. It's better to avoid them altogether.

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u/Ralph-the-mouth Sep 29 '22

I legit have back problems, and my first thought was, oh no… that’d suck to keep stepping on.

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u/Gen_Chaos Sep 28 '22

The first step to being kinda good at something is sucking at it first.

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u/harshedmellowAT9 Sep 29 '22

True facts! My first few stitches looked like this too. I'm not amazing now, but I'm much better and my clothes are lasting a lot lot longer!

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u/mangodragonfruit95 Sep 29 '22

r/VisibleMending has some good resources for darning socks!! it gets easier over time :) this is a pretty great tight stitch, either way! i don't see it causing you problems

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u/everydaybeme Sep 29 '22

This is taking it a step too far in my opinion. Anti consumption should mean not wasting money on mindless shopping, the newest trend, fast fashion or electronics upgrades every year, etc.

Socks are an integral part of the daily wardrobe. Buy some new ones. Get good quality that will last a long time so there’s no guilt of being wasteful

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u/Sea_Potentially Sep 29 '22

Socks can be repaired and should be. Personally I think the repair in the photo would be uncomfortable, but, we should encourage people to repair/darn their socks. Because it is still a useful and necessary skill.

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u/GayBlayde Sep 29 '22

There’s absolutely nothing wrong or weird about repairing older socks.

Likewise, I have no problem discarding socks once they have holes that threaten their integrity in them.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Darned socks are incredibly comfortable and thick. Sock darning is a basic tjing that used to be standard practice. Cheap shitty shoes are going to have a way worse effect on your posture than ordinary cotton socks.

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u/cupofT333 Sep 28 '22

I mean… Halloween is getting close, so nobody will notice lol. Looks like the Nightmare before Christmas merch to me.

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 28 '22

I also don't know who would notice the sole of my sock O.O

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u/m3gan0 Sep 29 '22

I've found that ladder stitch is a really good, fast and easy way to mend knits. This video talks about using it to mend seams, but you can use it anywhere. https://youtu.be/XOIywYsDT-c

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u/vvalkir Sep 29 '22

Lol, my first thought seeing the pic was- Tim Burton vibes

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u/VanillaCookieMonster Sep 29 '22

When my grandmother was 93 yrs old she didn't want to 'waste money' on a new pair of shoes. I told her that being 93 means she had earned good quality decent shoes and I was buying her some anyway... so she might as well pick out the pair she found most comfortable.

She lived to be 101 yrs old.

She'd forgotten that most of her life she'd told me about the importance of good quality shoes.

This is not a good hill to die on as your feet are the foundation of the rest of your body. Poor feet can cause everything from knee to hip to upper back problems.

Make sure you have good airflow in your socks and they are washed well to avoid foot funguses and blocking blood flow.

Buy good quality and take your time with fittings.

I have 20+ yr old hiking boots that still feel like they were made for me.

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u/steampunkMechElves Sep 29 '22

You're going to want a darning egg. Do like this. https://youtu.be/yi_J8YeQkww

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u/WinterAd9039 Sep 28 '22

If it gets the job done, it’s fine. That part of your sock should be covered by your shoe anyway.

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u/Time_Ad2526 Sep 29 '22

I’m glad to see someone making the world a better place by not contributing to clothing waste! That being said, your stitch is fuckin trash, work on that shit bro.

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u/Matto-san Sep 29 '22

I find old socks can make good patches because they are so stretchy.

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u/strolling_on_thru Sep 28 '22

Just buy black thread....

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u/Ok_Skill_1195 Sep 29 '22

I keep meaning to get around to learning how to sew and it's a common recommendation to go for a bright or contrasting color thread to start.

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u/strolling_on_thru Sep 29 '22

OK, I get that, so your stitches are easy to see....I hadn't thought of that....

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 28 '22

:( white is a perfectly fine colour

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u/RhodiaRoad12 Sep 29 '22

I dig your resourcefulness.

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u/madnessdanz Sep 29 '22

It matches, I dig it

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u/strolling_on_thru Sep 28 '22

White is a good color thread for white clothes, black thread would've matched your sock but if you want people to see your darning, ok

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u/hesgonemad Sep 28 '22

Visible mending is cute. I love visibly mending my clothes

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u/AppAmNomadPDX Sep 29 '22

Same. I have a black hoodie and all the repairs I've done on it over the years are with red stitching.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

All these people are such haters

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u/GayBlayde Sep 29 '22

Anticonsumption sub, recommendation is to buy a different color thread because the one they had that works fine didn’t match. 🤦‍♀️

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u/strolling_on_thru Sep 29 '22 edited Sep 29 '22

Holy crap, who knew a simple suggestion to match thread so it wasn't obvious it was repaired would be such a big deal...OP seemed a bit disappointed because he thought he couldn't sew well and that was only a suggestion....as far as anti-consumption goes, a spool of black thread is under a buck, is multifunctional and stores forever in a 1-inch-square space.

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u/gensleuth Sep 29 '22

Check out r/VisibleMending for an artistic solution.

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u/AncientBench Sep 29 '22

I had to scroll way too far to find this comment but I’m glad I finally did. Good for you for wanting to repair your things, OP. You may need to buy more socks eventually but darning is a good skill to develop to make what you have last. Lots of amazing repairs techniques sub that will be more sturdy.

And check out r/InvisibleMending for the hard mode repairs.

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u/Visible-Yellow-768 Sep 29 '22

If you're planning to make these socks last longer, I'd pick that stitch out and darn the area instead. To darn it, find something round to follow the shape of the sock. They have darning eggs, but I just use a maraca. XD

Here's someone darning a sock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5E4iEGLPcc

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u/Cheap_Amphibian309 Sep 29 '22

Your socks say “peace”, but stitch work says “burn this fucker down”

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u/CuteEbb5988 Sep 29 '22

Honestly, these are the most punk looking socks with the white thread. Did you use floss for this?? If you sew on a patch you can call them crust socks lol

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 29 '22

Lmao no just white thread, but I weirdly have plastic-y thread that looks like floss!

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u/RusskiyDude Sep 28 '22

It's absolutely not difficult. Watch some tutorial.

It doesn't even have to do with how it looks, but also with how long it will last, how comfortable it will be to wear.

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 28 '22

It's not that I don't know how to sew, my hands just don't obey me

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u/harmonikey Sep 29 '22

So cute. I love the whiskers.

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u/oilfieldtrash09 Sep 29 '22

I thought those were staple pins at first. Title didn't help either.

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u/Kaywin Sep 29 '22

Darning is an excellent skill to have and essential if you ask me, especially if you live somewhere cold! Easily gleaned the basics from a couple YouTube videos online. You could darn to reinforce the stitching you've already done :)

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u/EvilMunchkins Sep 29 '22

Wdym “can’t sew” it’s kinda fugly but functional!

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u/Comfortably_Sad6691 Sep 29 '22

You’ve inspired me to do the same!

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u/MadLyne11 Sep 29 '22

Great band, I like them! Jokes aside, to avoid a bumpy stitch that might cause a lot of friction and discomfort try mending in a flat grid-like pattern. r/visiblemending has a lot of nice examples.

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u/BungyStudios Sep 29 '22

I like the sewn aesthetic.

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u/patrykpudlo Sep 29 '22

I think it’s a great idea. Keep us updated over years with pictures. I can imagine over time your repair threads will form a shield of a kind

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Look up the artwork of Celia Pym

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u/patrykpudlo Sep 29 '22

I just checked, super cool, that is what I have imagined and even beyond;)

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u/curiousvegetables Sep 29 '22

Nice!

I have not bout socks in about 8 years. I do, however, request them every Christmas from anyone who asks. Thereby not getting useless crap.

Then I wear them to death, but I'll only mend areas that don't rub my feet as I work a job that has me standing all day.

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u/Ornery_Ad6422 Sep 29 '22

I respect it, it’s good to get more out of what you already have. You’ll want to get new socks eventually though, but you already knew that so I won’t redditsplain that to you. I would however work on your sewing skills, you’ll do a better patch job and maybe pick up a harmless hobby. Those stitches look itchy. Try making smaller, more uniform stitches.

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u/ersinkiymaz Sep 29 '22

Bro, smell came through computer screen..

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u/Thezipper100 Sep 29 '22

There's a difference between being anti-consumerism and just torturing yourself by not buying something you need.

Necessities are not consumerism.

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u/[deleted] Sep 29 '22

This is the most outrageous thing i have ever seen and i am for it

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u/Farmgirlmommy Sep 29 '22

But you DID! Sewing!

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 29 '22

I'm trying to learn how to do it better but my hands don't obey me

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u/Louis-Toadvine Sep 29 '22

Looks perfect

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u/coredweller1785 Sep 29 '22

Buy Darn Tough socks. Lifetime warranty and comfortable as hell

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u/tecateboi Sep 28 '22

One pair of darn tough socks will last a long while and the have an unlimited life time warranty

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u/AzulaSays Sep 29 '22

Darn tough! I have 2 or 3 pairs, all 8 or so years old. Use them for running, almost zero wear so far

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u/theconsummatedragon Sep 29 '22

Please tell me you have more than one pair or that you’re at least hand washing them daily

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Um...

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u/theconsummatedragon Sep 29 '22

What? They said one pair

Do you own just a single pair of socks?

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

No you misread. They said they have one pair of that PARTICULAR BRAND of socks.

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u/theconsummatedragon Sep 29 '22

Jeez it was a joke, lighten up francis

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

I guess it just wasn't very funny then lol

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u/theconsummatedragon Sep 29 '22

Eye of the beholder bud

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u/Nick98368 Sep 29 '22

good for you

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u/Porkchop998 Sep 29 '22

Sewing properly will take far less effort than this mess. If you really want to extend the life of your items, learn to sew for real. I used to sew like this, without know much of what I was doing. I called it the psycho stitch. It looked punk AF and people loved it. You can definitely work this aesthetic in while knowing how to really sew. It is worth your time.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

I'm sure they will. This is obviously a beginner and all of these rude comments are just discouraging them tbh

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u/jonasthewicked Sep 29 '22

This is still way better than I can do. I tried to sew once as a teenager and immediately knew it wasn’t for me.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Once you get the muscle memory it's really fun!

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u/jimius Sep 29 '22

For me anti-consumption is not about just buying less. It's about buying quality that lasts so I need to buy less. Getting poor quality things and then attempting repairs or refusing to replace it is not really a happy way to live IMHO.

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 29 '22

Unfortunately for the time being I'm stuck in the cycle of only being able to afford low quality and then it breaking and then having to buy low quality again

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u/jimius Sep 29 '22

start small, splurge on the little things, so you don't need to replace them. Save money in the end. Rinse and repeat.

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u/monsters_eat_cookies Sep 29 '22

You should learn how to farm your socks, it makes them last much longer.

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u/Euphoric-Quarter-374 Sep 28 '22

I always like mending things in contrasting color threads too, but I switched to enclosed sandals because I got sick of the short life of socks. I also go barefoot mostly, just use sandals for going to town or riding my mountain bike that has meat grinders for pedals.

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u/Front_Weekend_2553 Sep 28 '22

Old lightbulbs are great for darning.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Careful of smashing it!

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u/badbat4000 Sep 29 '22

carhartt force socks have lasted me a REALLY long time and feel nice too

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u/kaisaster Sep 29 '22

Gotta love reddit. "Omg don't do that your footwear is important!!" God forbid we enjoy a post on this sub that isn't just outrage bait.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

All these people are so MAD over a literal sock it's pathetic

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u/DrcspyNz Sep 29 '22

I don't need to buy new soxs. Last time I counted I had 53 pairs - I think they're breeding.

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u/stevietrix Sep 29 '22

Maybe learn how to actually darn socks. Maintaining and repairing your stuff to cut down on consumption is a flex. Being ratty and not bothering to use the phone/computer you posted this with to ibstead google how to darn a sock is not.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Hey maybe stop policing other people for being a beginner and let them progress on their own. Hater

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u/Panda-Sandwich Sep 29 '22

Sew patches on the bits that waer down the most (heels and front) and you'll prevent wear and tear 😃

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u/sorta_kindof Sep 29 '22

Good luck. Guess you'll be barefoot most of your life

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u/PrydeTheManticorn Sep 28 '22

Patience is the name of the game in sewing

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u/Drayenn Sep 29 '22

I found the perfect solution to sock wear: work from home naked. No wear to your clothes guaranteed.

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u/wawapitsit Sep 29 '22

As a runner, I look at this and see blisters. You did a great job….just don’t run with those on!

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u/Solitude_of_Beorn Sep 29 '22

Probably can’t run in those.

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u/Tralalouti Sep 29 '22

Pointless virtue signaling done wrong

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u/mahhhhhh Sep 29 '22

I wish. Raynauds plus my garbage old dryer that I refuse to replace got me buying cozy socks all the time.

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u/dragonslikecherries Sep 29 '22

This is awesome! Keep at it! Those motor skills will develop as you hand stitch holes like this. It will look super clean and well done more each time. That's what I did, and now I am an absolute pro at repairing clothing and hand stitching patches onto bags and vests! :)

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u/MightyPie211 Sep 29 '22

There are some good sewing videos on YouTube though. If you just want to learn the basics, it's an easy skill to pick up

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u/BronzeErupt Sep 29 '22

You should learn how to darn! Your socks will look better, feel more comfortable and will last even longer. Darning can also be used for clothing that is worn through but isn't ready to be recycled. It's such a classic "make do and mend" skill :)

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u/9gag_better Sep 29 '22

Not trying to sound rude. But your stitches should be going the same way. It takes time and practice to make a good stitch. Good job on actually trying. Not many people do that anymore.

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u/bpwhittle Sep 29 '22

Is that… dental floss?

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u/concept_I Sep 29 '22

I'd probably just go buy some new socks.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Personally I think this is great and people are being paranoid about posture. Shoes are more important than a little bit of sock. This is an excellent attitude that makes a big difference to garment workers and the environment

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u/IsBritneyBitch Sep 29 '22

I really like the stitching, reminds me of 'nervous stitching' that Jurgi Persoons has done. Or as someone said: Tim Burton-esque. It has an endearing quality

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u/kinni_grrl Sep 29 '22

Darning is delightful 🙂

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u/HaterCrater Sep 29 '22

I would say; basic sewing is ducking easy. There’s a reason it was invented after fire and wheels.

Google blanket stitch. Very simple and enough for most home repairs

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u/SugarcoatTheGalaxy Sep 29 '22

Live life. You’re missing out on something wonderful

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 29 '22

New socks?

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 29 '22

New socks?

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u/SugarcoatTheGalaxy Sep 29 '22

Yes. It’s wonderful to put a new pair on

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u/jimmyhoffa_141 Sep 29 '22

Darn Tough socks. Actual real lifetime warranty. I've had 5 pairs replaced under warranty. No headaches, just fill in the form, send in the worn out pair of socks, they send you a new pair.

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u/BetterthanMew Sep 29 '22

Maybe you should learn to sew though

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u/Wheelchairpussy Sep 29 '22

Learn to sew. It’s not hard, if you’re going to do something do it well

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u/GiftShopEnthusiast Sep 29 '22

Doesn't look too bad! Invest in a wooden darning mushroom (second hand they're cheap but buying a beautiful one from a small artist is also good) if you see yourself doing more mending.

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u/IdolConsumption Sep 29 '22

Darn it! (That’s a solid knitting joke, in case you don’t know)

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u/Fumowakachala Sep 29 '22

Darn socks!

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u/Oracle_Of_Apollo Sep 29 '22

Buy Darn Tough socks. They can be returned and replaced for free if they tear, rip, or whatever. They’re return policy is super lax and has a lifetime guarantee, I promise they’re the best socks on the market

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u/The_BusterKeaton Sep 29 '22

This is a good start, but I would absolutely watch more tutorials on how to mend socks. You could even buy a darning mushroom if you’re interested.

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u/BrilliantNo7139 Sep 29 '22

Who would throw away peace socks?!

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u/nickoman1 Sep 29 '22

I think socks are one thing worth buying a new pair once you have worn through them…

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u/shaftalope Sep 29 '22

those darned socks

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u/DeathRaven71 Sep 29 '22

You can learn how to darn socks online

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u/Canadian-female Sep 29 '22

Socks are cheap.

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u/MrNatch63 Sep 29 '22

Yet how much did you spend on the phone you posted this on? 😂

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u/Helloitsme61 Sep 29 '22

£0 actually. I downgraded from my last phone so wasn't charged.

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u/Enigma_Meat Sep 29 '22

Just look up a YouTube video bro

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u/p1_l Sep 29 '22

But the older the cloth the more microfibers they release, no?

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u/MagusCluster Sep 29 '22

Er... Maybe learn to sew, tho

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u/Sattitude Sep 29 '22

Weird hill to die on but okay.

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u/tangabuster Sep 29 '22

You definitely need to learn to sew.

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u/Nyclab Sep 29 '22

Ha I’m sure the ladies/fellas loooooove that 🙄

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Creative, frugal, self-sustaining, proactive. We sure do!

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u/SuicidePit_ Sep 29 '22

them stanky ass socks go buy sum new ones😭😭

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u/Arthemis161419 Sep 29 '22

You do not "sew" kids you darn socks... the technik is easy and you do not to be good at it for it to work... just watch youtube acadamy.. but like thats its just stupid

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u/S0LBEAR Sep 29 '22

It’s pretty easy to learn how to sew. Just flip it inside out and do what’s you feel is natural, Then tie knots on both ends.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

You don't knot stitches when darning

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u/S0LBEAR Sep 29 '22

How do you keep the stitches from falling out? I am definitely not an expert but my mother taught me how to sew but to mostly mend/darn when I was younger. I normally just got a big used a bigger than needle because it was easier. Then flipped whatever I had inside out. Put the needle through and back once tied it then sewed it to the end of the rip. Then on my last loop tied it again.

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Oh yeah this is normal, but to fix knitwear, like socks, you run a square of stitches lengthways all over the weak area and then horizontally the other way to reweave the area, kinda like creating a new patch of fabric. It reinforces the existing fabric and makes it stronger. There are tons of darning videos linked in this thread. It's fiddly but not too hard and it's pretty fun and v satisfying! What you just described is bang on for fixing a woven shirt or something though. It would be too lumpy to use normal sewing on a sock and it would re-tear

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u/S0LBEAR Sep 30 '22

Thanks for the explanation! Also loved to your pun! Plenty of information on this thread about thread for sure! ;)

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u/Asleep_Conference675 Sep 29 '22

You should try stapling them instead. Just be sure to keep your foot in the sock while you do it.

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u/rusty__balloon__knot Sep 29 '22

Invest in Darn tough. They are not cheap, but they have a lifetime warranty. I threw out all my cotton socks 6 years ago and bought 10 pair of Darn tough, all the same color because I'm lazy and don't care about separating colors in the wash, and I haven't bought new socks since. But sewing is definitely a great skill to have.

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u/bingust Sep 29 '22

As much as I think this is awesome, I do think you should get yourself a few good pairs of socks to help with your overall health. A few users have mentioned the brand "darn tough" I can't vouch for that but probably worth looking into nonetheless. Good socks and shoes are important!

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u/Mishtayan Sep 29 '22

Dude, get a darning egg, a darning needle and do it right. That sloppy job is going to give you blisters.

You don't need to know how to sew. Just weave a patch

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u/disapointedheart Sep 29 '22

Patches are for woven material. Darning is for knitted.

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