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We like our socks black, cotton, and plentiful. And unlike most items, we’re open to getting them through nontraditional means.

Blacksocks.com (hat tip to Crains) just launched what can only be described as a sock club for men, pledging a package of three pairs, three times a year.

It’s not a bad plan, and the frequency can be tailored to your own needs…but we wonder if this is a bit too much of a commitment. After nine pairs of dour Peruvian cotton, who’s to say you won’t be yearning for a bit of color?

—R.B.

CONTRIBUTORS

  • Russell Brandom