I am resigned to the simple fact that white socks will wear out the first time you wear them. Frankly, I don't give a damn and I am tired of disposable garments. I must come to terms with the conflict that is my fashion selection and ethical persuasion; I wear white socks, I am a tree hugger, I cannot live this disposable a lifestyle, but white socks are comfy and get the job done. Therefore, I must reevaluate the "acceptable structural fatigue" of my garments.
Either that, or it's time for me to determine if hemp is a superior material to cotton for wear and tear.