I personally prefer crew cut socks, regardless of the weather. While I have found longer socks to be more comforting in colder weather I absolutely abhor the feeling. Perhaps this is because I have rather hairy legs and the socks seem to make them itch.
I also prefer black socks. This is simply because when white socks get dirty that shit looks horrible. Nothing worse than going over to a friends house, popping off your shoes and showing off your dirty white socks. Black socks are the way to go, plus you can wear them with khaki’s/dress pants and not feel too out of place should your pants hike up and your socks become visible. Another reason is doing laundry: white socks are generally done with “white” or “light” colored clothes. During the winter time I normally don’t wear many light/white colored shirts, and honestly khaki pants can go in either load, so in the winter time I do many more loads of “dark” clothes and having my socks in there makes it much easier by reducing the amount of loads I have to run on the weekends.
That said, I hope no one abuses their socks. Holes in em? Toss em. Socks are pretty cheap, and you’ll feel much better in the long run replacing them.
Also using socks after your personal fun time for cleanup just seems gross. Just hop in the shower. Socks have feelings too, I’m sure they don’t like being used to soak up your unwanted fluids.
Edit: No offense to socks, but I cannot wear them to sleep. It just feels unnatural. I often take them off when I’m at home for extended perionds of time, such as weekends off.
However, the benefits of socks should not be overlooked, they’re useful tools for every day life. We should educate everyone as to their glory and honor. Though they’re often overlooked and trodden on by society socks have served as a launching point for civilized society and often are the “line in the sand” between civil and uncivil societies.
That said, I’m pretty sure terrorists don’t wear socks. That explains a lot. I assume this “jihad” they’re all up in arms about is merely sock-envy. If only we took the time to notice we could have saved ourselves a lot of trouble and created a lot of business for sock manufacturers everywhere.