Over a year ago I wrote about the nice Towncraft black "Acrylic Blend Cushion" socks I wear year-round, for sale at J.C. Penny. Three pairs for $9!
Well, I finally needed to buy another bunch of socks. Towards the end of December a whole bunch began to get holes, all at once. I guess that means I rotate through them evenly.
So I go to J. C. Penny and find out that my plan is in trouble. The Towncraft brand has been discontinued! What socks do I get?
As it turns out, at least in the realm of socks, Towncraft is not really discontinued but merely renamed Stafford. There is still a Stafford "Acrylic Blend cushion" which feels exactly the same but is not quite as dark a black. Customers are now nudged to buy two packages at once: instead of costing a plain $9 each the packages cost "$12, buy one get the second half price".
So I purchased my four three-packs of socks and should be set for more than another year. Hooray for nice socks!