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Posted: 8/14/2005 2:50:08 PM EDT
What's with turning socks inside out before washing?

This one has me stumped...
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:51:25 PM EDT
Because the sock monster hates the way they feel, so he'll leave them in your dryer.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:51:37 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:52:20 PM EDT
SERIOUS REPLIES ONLY!!!!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:53:17 PM EDT
How can we reply seriously to such a funny question.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:57:28 PM EDT
It's not a funny question, it is a serious scientific inquiry as to the why's wherefore's and whodathunkits behind the clothing industry (Smartwool© in this particular case) and why reading the label is fun-da-mental. I have all these damn socks and the label says "Turn em inside out" and by gum I wanna know why!!!

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:58:10 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:58:29 PM EDT
I don't do it and my socks turn out fine. I think it has to do with how some people take off socks, ie pull them from the top and end up inside out, and that's how they get tossed into the hamper. Other than that, I have no idea.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 2:59:48 PM EDT
well, they were "Irregulars"... maybe the washing instructions were printed wrong?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:00:52 PM EDT
It prevents fading.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:03:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Strats:
It prevents fading.




really?
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:08:44 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Merrell:

Originally Posted By Strats:
It prevents fading.




really?


Yup. You can do the same thing with shirts. Stops the outsides of the clothing from rubbing against eachother and wearing out.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:11:00 PM EDT
You have socks with labels?

Sgat1r5
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:11:27 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Strats:

Originally Posted By Merrell:

Originally Posted By Strats:
It prevents fading.




really?


Yup. You can do the same thing with shirts. Stops the outsides of the clothing from rubbing against eachother and wearing out.




Never thought about that. Much obliged.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:11:42 PM EDT
I think it has to do with picking up lint. Inside out means lint dots stay inside instead of pilling up on outside of sock.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:12:02 PM EDT

Originally Posted By sgtar15:
You have socks with labels?

Sgat1r5



Yup. "R" & "L"

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:15:36 PM EDT
i turn them inside out and i also pull the pants pockets out so that lint collects on the other side....
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:16:55 PM EDT
"REAL" men dont worry about it...throw everything in the washer......add detergent...................select longest regular cycle............throw all cloths in dryer for 1 hr....................be happy with your pink shirt and skivvies and STFU
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:20:48 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2005 3:21:02 PM EDT by Strats]

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
"REAL" men dont worry about it...throw everything in the washer......add detergent...................select longest regular cycle............throw all cloths in dryer for 1 hr....................be happy with your pink shirt and skivvies and STFU



That works too.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:20:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
"REAL" men dont worry about it...throw everything in the washer......add detergent...................select longest regular cycle............throw all cloths in dryer for 1 hr....................be happy with your pink shirt and skivvies and STFU



yeah yeah, I tried that until my 2XL shirts shrank and wound up looking like something out of a Sg1tAr5 doll flick... then I am stuck with looking at belly button lint and guys named "Laiysle*" hitting on me... NO THANK YOU.


*or however the hell you spell it.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:22:39 PM EDT
I just wear the same pair until they wear out anf throw them away, no washing
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:24:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I just wear the same pair until they wear out anf throw them away, no washing


I think I just figured out why you're always saying that women don't like to be near you.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:26:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
"REAL" men dont worry about it...throw everything in the washer......add detergent...................select longest regular cycle............throw all cloths in dryer for 1 hr....................be happy with your pink shirt and skivvies and STFU



+1
Purposely turn your socks & shirts inside out? Wouldn't they naturally end up that way when you remove them....

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:27:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:27:58 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:28:20 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By Taxman:
I just wear the same pair until they wear out anf throw them away, no washing


I think I just figured out why you're always saying that women don't like to be near you.



I figured out its because I act like I feel
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:30:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:


I've never heard of that my entire life. Why would you turn them inside out when it's the outside that gets dirty?



the outside doesn't get dirty, the inside does. The outside just sits inside your shoe. The inside is up against your foot soaking up sweat all day.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:31:15 PM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:34:50 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:35:44 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:36:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:


I've never heard of that my entire life. Why would you turn them inside out when it's the outside that gets dirty?



the outside doesn't get dirty, the inside does. The outside just sits inside your shoe. The inside is up against your foot soaking up sweat all day.




The inside gets dirty, yes, but the outside does as well. The insides of your shoes get dirty, too.


I'm with SP1Grrl on this one. Socks belong right-side out when they go into the wash.

Socks fading? Wtf?!
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:43:14 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:51:14 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:

Originally Posted By Red_Beard:

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:


I've never heard of that my entire life. Why would you turn them inside out when it's the outside that gets dirty?



the outside doesn't get dirty, the inside does. The outside just sits inside your shoe. The inside is up against your foot soaking up sweat all day.




The inside gets dirty, yes, but the outside does as well. The insides of your shoes get dirty, too.


I'm with SP1Grrl on this one. Socks belong right-side out when they go into the wash.

Socks fading? Wtf?!



Mine are inside out because that's how they end up when I take them off.

They get clean enough either way.

Link Posted: 8/14/2005 3:55:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 4:01:09 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:28:20 PM EDT
Colored socks for fade and lint.

White socks shouldn't matter, unless its for reasons with the elastic in the top part.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 5:56:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Dance:
Colored socks for fade and lint.

White socks shouldn't matter, unless its for reasons with the elastic in the top part.



Inside out?

Do we have a consensus???
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:38:38 PM EDT
My smartwool socks (for hiking) say to do that, I think it has something to do with the loft. I got this brand of sock for hiking but now I will wear nothing else. I wear the thin ones in the summer, they are soft and my feet are never sweaty or clammy.

I don't worry about it if they are not all inside out.
Link Posted: 8/14/2005 8:47:49 PM EDT
I know people who do that just they can distinguish the ones they've already worn.
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 6:12:41 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MK4Mod0:
"REAL" men dont worry about it...throw everything in the washer......add detergent...................select longest regular cycle............throw all cloths in dryer for 1 hr....................be happy with your pink shirt and skivvies and STFUhr


+1 But I can do you one better MK, if you have a "long hair" inhabiting your cave and she's on your ass about never doing the laundry- Welll Roger that, "Do" the laundry and if she's one of those particulars folk, revert to your bachelor days and apply your method stated above-blatently #*$%ing it up so bad she'll never let you touch the laundry again- even if you offer. Problem solved
Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:33:21 AM EDT

You turn Smartwool and other various makers (I'm a big fan of bridgedale) of hiking socks inside out because these kinds of hiking socks are different than normal socks.

There are multiple layers. The inside wicking layer pulls the water away from your skin (surface) and to the outer layer. The inside layer is the one that ends up with all the sweat on it, so you turn them inside out to wash the part most affected.



Link Posted: 8/15/2005 10:37:20 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:


I've never heard of that my entire life. Why would you turn them inside out when it's the outside that gets dirty?




Maybe you and I use socks differently, but it is the inside of my sock that gets sweaty and dirty. The outside usually only contacts the (relatively) clean inside of my shoe and my hardwood floors.
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