Saturday, February 11, 2012

Update: Viccel Socks

You may remember that I ordered my first-ever pair of Viccel socks on Nov. 30 -- a red pair, to wear at Christmas. 

Unfortunately, they didn't arrive in time -- or at all. 

I emailed Viccel's proprietor a few days before Christmas; he informed me that my socks had been mailed on Dec. 2, and asked me to keep him updated. 

I emailed him again shortly after New Year's, telling him they still hadn't arrived. 

He apologized, and wrote that he would send a replacement pair. 

They arrived last week, about when I expected. 

Then, the next day, another pair arrived. 

I still had the previous day's empty package on my desk; when I checked the postmark, it was Dec. 2. 

I have no idea why the first package took two months to arrive. But, thanks to Kamal's generous replacement of the first pair -- which I thought were lost forever, I'm now the proud owner of two pair of scarlet red over-the-calf dress socks. 

I haven't worn either yet; I intended for red socks to be for Christmas only, but I'll have to take one pair out for a spin long before then, to see how they feel. Maybe I'll wear them on Valentine's Day; that seems as good a day as Christmas to wear red socks. After that, I suspect that they'll live in a drawer until December. 

I'll report back after the first wearing. If the fit and feel of Viccel's socks are as good as their customer service, I expect to order more socks from them soon.

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