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Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 10:52:22

Have a lot to get this year as I have to completely replenish 2 sets of uniform so am trying to spread it out to avoid a heart attack....😲

Fed up of white socks so going for grey. But need ones that when they say knee high actually are <M&S I'm looking at you>

Tights are not an option.

So need some decent grey socks that stay up and actually go past the ankle.

Tiara

DonkeyOaty Mon 25-Jul-16 10:54:05

(giggle at tiara - DYAC!)

H and M?
Primark?
Sainsbury?

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 11:00:32

It's a new phone it's not quite "MN ready" blush

We don't have a primark. Will look at sainsbury but their white ones were like asda's last time I looked which weren't very good no idea if grey will be the same but will see if ours has any...

I usually order these things online due to places like next not stocking the uniform and being unae to see the quality/design properly before I buy....

DonkeyOaty Mon 25-Jul-16 11:02:32

online only is v annoying

MachiKoro Mon 25-Jul-16 11:02:47

I have found the best school socks are Pex brand, though we've not had knee high ones. The elastic actually remains elastic IYSWIM.
DD usually has JL socks, but yes- they don't stay up, do they?

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 11:04:31

Oh God yes the JL ones. The plain ribbed with ones,fab length but always fall down. So not worth the extra cost

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 11:07:38

Re the pex- just looked on amazon. It says high wool. Do they stink like wool when damp? And are they itchy like wool?

MachiKoro Mon 25-Jul-16 11:07:54

Yes! grin
Sadly, the colour (not grey) is a perfect match. Tbf, she wears tights about 8 months of the year.
It's a shame, as they look really nice, if only they'd stay up.

MachiKoro Mon 25-Jul-16 11:09:40

Our Pex ones are cotton/polyester, about 80% cotton I think. I get them from uniform supplier, sorry. (Who do online sales, if you want I can only the store details, but no idea how much delivery charge would be, as ours send to school for free pick up)

MachiKoro Mon 25-Jul-16 11:10:48

We do have wool for DS, they wash well actually, not smelly (but he's still v small, not a sweaty teenager!)

Thethingswedoforlove Mon 25-Jul-16 11:11:43

Do any other girls wear grey socks? I always felt sorry for the girls in great socks - usually because they have older brothers and the parent didn't realise it was meant to be white for girls!

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 11:13:47

They can wear white or grey. Just white looks so grubby after a while.

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MachiKoro Mon 25-Jul-16 11:28:54

I agree re white- they just look rubbish after a few months. Maybe if we had more sun to bleach them?
I'm sure when I was small people had white socks that stayed white because they were 90% polyester!

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 11:29:02

I shall order them then and see smile

Pengweng Mon 25-Jul-16 13:33:19

We have had tesco black knee high ones and they are fab. Not sure if they do grey though. I tried to check but ever since they switched the clothes over to tesco direct i can't find anything and it's basically a pile of shite.

I do have some of the Pex ones but at £7 for two pairs the tesco ones win as were less than half the price.

SignedUpAgain Mon 25-Jul-16 13:42:33

My DD is quite tall but we always use the M&S grey socks. Actually the choice at her primary was white or grey, but i hate white school socks, so for ages she was only person in grey, then i think she started a bit of a trend.

she is now being fussy about black tights. She is only 12, but needs to wear bigger sizes, or else they are not long enough. Doesn't like the woollen type ones. But the ones she likes are quite expensive for only one pair! Velvet touch or something they are called.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 13:48:22

I will check out tesco too then.

Dd hates tights and the the state her legs end up in can't say I blame her.

Can't afford the expensive cotton ones either. Not the way tights last..

DubiousCredentials Mon 25-Jul-16 13:51:18

White socks always stay white here. Just wash at 60 degrees with double the dose of bio powder. I use Aldi bio. All polo shirts stay white too. I think grey knee socks look very odd.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 13:53:26

I have washed at 60 degrees some things just don't come out.

Grey looks fine

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 13:54:49

Plus doubling upon the washing powder and stain remover/ mineral bleach would be pricy.

Can't use regular washing powder

citykat Mon 25-Jul-16 14:38:17

Grey m&s or JL here. White are terrible. Much prefer grey. Have one in grey and one in navy so we know whose are whose. Boys socks are usually ankle length so can't see anyone thinking they are hand me downs! Ours are proper knee length too. Although the older one always rolls them down.

Fresta Mon 25-Jul-16 18:44:46

I think grey knee socks look adorable on little girls. M&S ones here.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 25-Jul-16 18:45:48

Well fingers crossed they fair better than white grin

Fresta Mon 25-Jul-16 18:46:32

I always wore white sex socks as a child, the ones with the little honey patterns in them! like this - www.pex-kids.com/image.php?url=shopimages/products/normal/105.jpg&width=

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