Dress socks for work must be mostly cotton and not too high or too tight. It's maddening when the sock over the calf makes pants perch about 5 inches from floor length, so about 6 inches above ankle is just right. Favorites are the 49 cent bin finds at the grocery store. Midday relief has been sought by scissors slicing through the top band of anything too tight. Then sorrow is felt for the assaulted sock when none can be found to match.
Although there is a deep love for just the right sock, freedom from socks is liberating in the spring when socks will no longer be necessary. Raising 4 kids and keeping up with the accompanying laundry taught this mother to lose the socks early in the Spring, hiding them when necessary, to alleviate the constant washing, sorting, and storing. Welcome Spring - watch out Garth!