Sometimes, a whole month of wash-wear-repeat just isn’t necessary to figure out if that thing getting all the washing and wearing is awesome or not. Sometimes, it is perfectly clear right off the bat. The new American made Classic line of socks from San Francisco-based Argoz is exactly one of those products.
At first blush, though a little thicker than I am accustomed to these days, these socks felt just right. The 80-15-5 (cotton-nylon-Spandex) combination is dense and soft and makes for a lovely place to hide the toes. The large size fits my 11.5D trotters perfectly, and the seam at the toe is most imperceptible as long as the sock is slipped on the right way.
After three weeks of wash and wear, these socks look as good as the day they arrived, and that is to say MAH-velous. The colors are vibrant, especially on the Front Runner (cobalt, white, dark grey with an orange overcheck) and Kick It (orange, neon green, white with an electric purple overcheck), and the color combinations are so fun and obviously well thought out that it is almost a shame to hide them under pants (which, of course, I never do). Why own fun and fancy socks if you can’t share them with the world?
There is one tiny little thing about these new socks that is a bit of a bother, and it might be the sort of thing a sock nerd like myself would notice, but since this is a review it has to be mentioned. On the Classics that are made in China (the classic Classics) the Argoz “A” is embroidered into the top of the sock. The execution is perfect and smooth and really is a classic touch. On the American made Classics, the “A” is part of the knit, and since it is a swoopy, fancy “A” knit into a part of the sock comprised of vertical ribs it appears pixelated and a bit notchy. Like I said, this is a little thing and it does not detract from the fit or overall quality of the sock.
If you want to get your feet into the American made Classics, click here.
**Full disclosure: These socks were provided at no cost for the purpose of testing/review. To think otherwise would not make sense.