These socks are of good quality, comfortable and good looking. And if you have OCD they are definitely not for you!
The socks arrive in six pairs. Each pair contains one sock that is screened with the Kenneth Cole logo, and one without. This is where the train runs off the rails.
For the average user this is fine. You throw the socks in a drawer, grab two and you’re on your way. For those of us with a touch of OCD, however, this is a fatal flaw.
How does one with OCD manage these socks? They arrive from the manufacturer paired with one sock with a logo and one without. Therefore, a user can assume this is the expected pairing and that they were designed to be worn as such. So this requires the user to pair the socks after laundering.
Then the real challenge… which sock goes on which foot? Does the logo go on the right or the left foot? Should it be inside facing (left foot) or outside facing (right foot)? Should the user alternate days? If so, should odd or even days be on the left foot? Is there a way to alternate them while maintaining symmetry and even wear?
So maybe we are over complicating the matter. Just pair the socks as logo pairs and non-logo pairs you say? Perhaps, but this isn’t how the socks arrived from the manufacturer so one can assume that such pairing goes against the intended use. Even if we ignore that, this solution poses its own challenges. On which days does one wear the logo pairs and on which days are the non-logo pairs worn? Do we alternate days? Odd and even? How does one alternate to assure even wear among six pairs of socks in a normal five day work week? Do we require a calendar to track sock usage?
For those individuals with OCD, THESE ARE NOT THE SOCKS FOR YOU, unless you want footwear accessories to draw you into a bottomless pit of anxiety and stress.
I bought these socks. My therapy sessions begin later this week.