A thread on one of my biggest #lifehacks and changing SOC(k) compliance standards:
Over 20 yrs ago I decided to standardize on one type of sock: white cotton Haynes with grey toe and heel and red toe stitching. While I own dress and boot socks, 99.9% of the time I wear these socks.
There are many benefits to this approach:
* No need to mate socks
* If a sock has a hole, throw it away and grab another from the drawer
* Due to family, I haven't ever had to buy these socks myself
Over 20yrs ago my grandmother started an annual tradition of giving me a new package of socks for Christmas. Each year I would actually look forward to this gift. This steady supply of new socks were more than enough to replenish the socks that wore out, especially with the original sock design.
You see, Haynes has made tweaks to this sock over the last two decades and I'm in a special position to notice each of these changes since I don't mate my socks.
First they altered how far down the toe the grey goes. Then they extended the grey to run along the full bottom of the sock (an improvement). Most recently, they have followed the cost-cutting trend of making fabric thinner so the last few years of socks have been significantly thinner.