I’ve collected many pairs of socks over the years. I’ve never done an official count by my collection probably exceeds 60 pairs. I have so many that I no longer have any plain white or plain black socks. So where do I get all these socks? How much do I spend on them? What kind of socks do I look for?
Well first of all let me say that a lot of my socks were gifts from my mother, father, and my girlfriend. My father got me many of my first pairs as gifts for certain things like good grades or holidays. Since he knew I liked basketball he got me the Stance socks with basketball players on them. He’s actually gotten me many pairs over the years because he knows how much I like Stance socks. My mother has gotten me a lot of pairs that she finds at various stores when she’s out shopping. My girlfriend and her mother got me several pairs of socks this past Christmas. So that’s where I’ve gotten a large portion of my sock collection.
However I also buy my own pairs from time to time. Like I’ve said before always keep your eye out for pairs of socks. The HUB bookstore has many pairs but they’re sort of tucked away, not exactly right in your face. I’ve found some pairs that are in the clearance section of stores. I got a pair of “Green eggs and bacon” socks for only $2.40 in a Kohl’s in the clearance section. Many stores places cheap socks from small companies in their clearance sections. Just looking in the sock section of stores works pretty well too. It sounds obvious but you don’t always expect sock sections to have socks that are actually interesting. Every store has an aisle for socks somewhere. Some stores are better than others too. I’ve never found Walmart to actually have a good selection of socks. But places like Boscov’s, Kohl’s, and Target are usually good.
There have always been plenty of times that I’ve bought socks at stores that I never go to. I’ve bought several pairs down on the boardwalk in Wildwood, NJ. On my senior trip to Baltimore I found some really cool pairs in a Target and an Urban Outfitters. In the Urban Outfitters I actually got a really sick pair of Simpsons socks. On a trip to Quebec I stopped in a random store on the street and bought an inexpensive pair of Batmoose socks (A moose dressed as Batman).
I rarely go to Gamestop but I’ve gone with my friends before and surprisingly they actually have some decent socks. If you’re into video games and what not they have stuff related to that but they even have socks that are related to Harry Potter or Marvel Comics characters. I got a cool pair of Venom and Carnage (Marvel Characters) socks from them. I only go to FYE when I go to a mall, which is rare, but they have a pretty good collection of socks too. They’re nerdier socks but I got Pikachu socks there that I kinda like. You can really find socks at almost any store, you just have to look.
To some that all up I really don’t have one place that I get my socks from. I like to get my socks from everywhere and I think that makes my collection more interesting.