Why do socks not have labels?

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  1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Why do socks not have labels?

    Every form of clothing, has labels telling you the size and brand - but socks do not. I am constantly mixing up my socks, are you?

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    dragonflycolorposted 4 years ago

    Ha!  This is a must answer question indeed!  Unfortunately I could not find the reason via Google, but I believe that it is a conspiratorial issue that drives us mad, drives us to the store, drives us to the sock aisle to purchase more socks instead of taking the time to either label them ourselves or match them.  Maybe you should invent a label or matching guide and sell your patent.  You'd be richer than the gentleman who invented the hardened tips on shoelaces.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      If we did invent the label ourselves we would have to make sure that it did not wash off.
      I bought Hanes that have the name sewn in but they do not have the size or fabric.

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      dragonflycolorposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      We could burn the label into the sock band, like a melted embroidery...thing.

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hmm...let me think: embroidery, sewing... They would have to be small to fit in/on socks and we would have to remember to do it when we buy the socks. We would have to find someplace to get the labels printed - in small digits - to attach.

  3. JoeYoung22 profile image82
    JoeYoung22posted 4 years ago

    An interesting question.

    Socks that come in multiple pairs usually have the sizes printed on the card that holds them together - and seeing as this is usually "For shoe sizes 6-11", which just about covers the entire adult sock-wearing population, there's not really much chance of picking up the wrong size. Washing instructions and brand name might warrant a label though.

    But where would the label go? Inside the ankle of the sock to rub against the skin as you walked? Outside the ankle, so when you lift up a foot to tie a shoelace, everyone around is made aware that your particular brand of socks are non-iron, with built-in odour protection?

    As for brand names and logos, these are usually woven into the socks, a fact that is borne out by my Simpsons and Hong Kong Phooey socks.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
      The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have had only one set of socks which I bought that had the name woven in. Those are Hanes. As for the carboard size card, that has to be taken out when they are washed - what do you do then? The co.'s could dye the letters into the fabric, like

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      dragonflycolorposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      best answer.

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