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To be baffled that I can't seem to buy 100% cotton pants and socks anywhere?

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nigelslaterfan Mon 13-Jul-15 22:51:42

dh reacts really badly to all the lycra in everything.

I've searched and searched and the quality of what you can get is fairly poor and you can't seem to get 100% trainer socks at all. You can get really posh executive socks but not trainer socks.

Janethegirl Mon 13-Jul-15 23:00:54

M&S ??

leedy Mon 13-Jul-15 23:03:41

I think Sloggi might do 100% cotton men's pants, they do for women.

DoJo Mon 13-Jul-15 23:05:41

Is it just lycra that he has trouble with? How about a cotton rich sock with something like polyamide rather than lycra? Also, have you tried large sizes of women's socks? There seem to be more cotton-rich clothes for women generally.

nigelslaterfan Mon 13-Jul-15 23:08:01

you guys are good, thank you!

I will check sloggis, M&S are all mixed but will look at the ladies large white socks.

I'll check out the lycra poly alternatives too.

I love mumsnet.

MummySparkle Mon 13-Jul-15 23:09:22

Have a feeling Calvin Klein do full cotton boxers. The stretch ones have Lycra, but they have non stretch ones too

nigelslaterfan Mon 13-Jul-15 23:10:14


MummySparkle Mon 13-Jul-15 23:14:19

These were the ones I was thinking of. If you have an outlet store near you they are 2 for £22

AnathemaPratchett Mon 13-Jul-15 23:18:06

Chchchchanging Mon 13-Jul-15 23:20:27

You cant get shape retention with 100%cotton so will more commonly be 97%cotton 3% elastane
Also marl colours are typically blended yarns
M&s and Sainsburys do solid colour 100% cotton boxers and slips, but you won't get trunks (close fit) as the shape won't hold

snowglobemouse Mon 13-Jul-15 23:54:02

Would pure cotton socks even stay up?

noeffingidea Tue 14-Jul-15 00:27:02

How about these ?

noeffingidea Tue 14-Jul-15 00:27:55

Sorry, link fail

nigelslaterfan Tue 14-Jul-15 10:39:53

Thank you for these ideas.

Yes I had found the sock shop cotton ones but he wants white trainer cotton socks.

He has all sorts of athletes foot issues and the not cotton socks seem to make his feet much worse.

snowaccidentprone Tue 14-Jul-15 10:42:56

What about bamboo socks? They are supposed to be anti fungal.

greenhill Tue 14-Jul-15 10:44:06

He probably needs to buy more breathable trainers too, as the athletes foot and sweat issue will only be masked by putting talc or spray in the old trainers.

Does he have several pairs, so that some can dry out completely before he wears them again?

snowaccidentprone Tue 14-Jul-15 10:55:56


MaxPepsi Tue 14-Jul-15 11:01:48

Not sure about the socks as they have elastane in them but Matalan do cotton undies - I get them for DH

Cheap, wash well and hold their shape.

nigelslaterfan Tue 14-Jul-15 11:15:09

thanks, I'll check the bamboo ones out too

crazykat Tue 14-Jul-15 19:22:42

Asda do cotton boxers. As pp have said, it'll be the stretchy boxer briefs that have lycra in them but the shorts style ones should be pretty easy to find in cotton.

DidoTheDodo Tue 14-Jul-15 19:26:04

Just about to say Asda and beaten to it!

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