The reason I am posting this here, not in mil history or the naafi is that I would like a decent response for once. I was sorting my work socks the other day, the sort I wear in safety boots as opposed to a suit and realised that I dont have a pair of socks as tough or as comfortable as my old issue socks. Bear in mind I left over 20 years ago I had originally been issued the horrid green hard socks in 81, the artic socks in 85 (white) and the general issue green (as good as artic they tried to tell us which is why they withdrew the white ones) in 87 and it is those 1987 vintage socks I am still wearing 3 days a week in safety boots. I do like woolen socks and can darn but little seems to be as good as the late 80's issue green combat socks with the loop stitch layer in the sole. Whats the current sock like and what I am after is are they worth looking for as I will one day need to replace my old thinning issue ones! yes I know I am a tight git but my Grandad was born in Yorkshire!