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They fit my size 11’s with lots of luxurious toe wiggling room. (YES.. FINALLY!! A heel that actually is on my heel!!!)
The length comes up comfortably to my mid-thigh. The width is nice for non-petite sock lovers (I found a max width of 26″ at the top portion). They gave me warmth when I was outside in the snowy wind, yet didn’t make me too warm while I was in an over-heated room. I wore these out on Friday night to my favorite German bier pub, I got lots of compliments! Earlier that day I took Vel to the Vet (a few blocks away) wearing one leg with garter and one without. The gartered leg stayed just where I wanted it to, but unfortunately the ungartered leg slid down to ride on my knee as I walked. I don’t see this as a problem at all as I LOVE to wear cute garters and such.
I decided to do a side by side comparison of these new
They both look great, wear great and wash great!
TheSuper Stripes fit my larger feet, MStripes always come up too short. (I could hide that with shoes.) But I must say that before I knew about the arrival of the Super Stripes, I had been composing letters in my head to our sock Goddess to beg for MStripes with longer feet.
Although they both have really nice overall longer length for us longer legged sock lovers, the Super Stripes do have more width. The MStripes only go to about a 21″ max top width. I usually do a fold-over on the tops of mine, turning them over onto themselves into a perfect little cuffed OTK sock with a garter.
The knits are very different too! TheSuperStripes have a thicker looser knit that breathes more and slouches better, while the MStripes have a thinner tighter flat knit that is less bulky and doesn’t end up bagging as much.
My conclusion? Depending on who is wearing which sock.. They are both wonderful!!! Personally I use each of them for different looks, shoes, and occasions. I wish that the MStripes came with bigger feet, but I adore them so very much even as they are. I love my new Super Stripes… And even though they are nearly perfect in every way, I find myself liking the look of my MStripes better when I am wearing them. But now that I see the pics of these side by side, perhaps the Super Stripes do look better, oh I just don’t know… ugggh.
Vel couldn’t’ make up his mind either!
4 soxy thoughts:
:o) thanks! was just thinking… will these ever be made in solid colors? (I’d love a basic black pair) or would that be too close to the SuperM’s?
Great idea with the garters, EG! I tried to just tuck my excess under the rest, but it always came loose! And I agree on liking the super stripes and M stripes both, in and for different things. 🙂
oh and you HAVE to show me how you made the sockgarters look like little bows!!!!!
Thanks!! As far as the little bows… think of old fashioned ribbon candy and the way it is just one ribbon folded over itself back and forth. Don’t cut off the excess garter length (I wanted to keep it on, in case I eventually wanted to wear the garter higher on my leg). After you have buttoned the garter into place… Take the excess and bring it back over on top of the button leaving a small loop to the side of the button, button it in place. Now fold the rest of the excess back over from the other side and button it again with just the same sized loop now on the other side. Repeat the whole thing again, but this time one button hole smaller (so that the smaller loops sit on top of the larger loops). Tuck under the little end, and voila! Little bow like garters. :O) Did that make sense???