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Shoes with NO socks ?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hermesman69, Apr 24, 2013.

  1. Rincon

    Rincon Well-Known Member

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    In the summer I never wear socks. Not to work with a suit and not afterwards with a blazer. Works great for me.
     
  2. TheTukker

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    but what type of work do you do?
     
  3. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Well-Known Member

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    just so we're clear, none of us are talking about the weirdo khakis you posted a picture of.
     
  4. Geezer

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    I just don't get the no socks thing at all, except with something like espadrilles or sandals. Neither of which see much time on my feet.

    I have spent a fair amount of time in horrendously hot places in Africa, South Asia and the Middle East (mid to high 40s C), and even (worst of all :)) hot and humid summers in Washington DC and never found the presence of socks to be a problem, even under boots.

    Mankind invented shoes about X thousand years ago, and I suspect invented socks one day later.
     
  5. Hayward

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    I wore chelseas without socks with a suit once. It was laundry day.

    Boat shoes with chinos or jeans without socks are fine, but in casual context only, so generally no tailored jacket.
     
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    :fistbump:
     
  7. Rincon

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    I run a fund.
     
  8. AshScache

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    Unless I'm in court I never wear socks to the office on Fridays and prefer not to wear socks all weekend. Personally when when I have a pair of penny loafers that gets older they get demoted to being my sockless penny loafers-- that's a true sign of affection. Similarly I usually break in new boat shoes by wearing sweats socks for a while and then promoting them to being my sockless boat shoes once there Well broken in.
     
  9. TheTukker

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    Got it - depending on your returns, you can really wear whatever works for you.
     
  10. MyOtherLife

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    Sandals, canvas sneakers and deck shoes are the only shoes I will wear sockless. If I want a sockless look on better shoes, I'll wear sockettes.
     
  11. Hayward

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    This is joke, yes?
     
  12. JayJay

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    I wear my penny loafers sans socks, even when I'm wearing them with my linen and poplin suits. Can't imagine wearing socks with them.
     
  13. Stiva

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    A man gets to a certain age where that is no longer advisable. Unless you are Old Dog.
     
  14. TheWGP

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    This. I especially love wearing unlined penny loafers in the summer sans socks. They get this delightful "slipper-like" feeling and it's great.
     
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    Sockless is a look where I live. I do it occasionally but find it uncomfortable. I discovered the small socks that don't show a few years ago and if I want the sockless look, I now wear those. In any case, I don't think with those pants your shoes, socks or lack of either will matter.
     
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    ^I agree, Sockless look is a thing, wear shoes without socks another one.

    I never never would use shoes without socks, It's an uncomfortable and stupid thing when there are available perfect invisibile loafer socks (search Falke) but I really like sockless look during summer also with casual sport coat.
     
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  17. Johnniegold

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    When I think of no socks I think of Jack Purcells, Weejuns (or similarly styled pennies). To think that going sockless would be wrong with these shoes/sneakers would wipe out generations of Ivy style, not to mention the whole West Coast Jazz scene of the 60's.

    Sockless is more a state of mind than a fashion statement.
     
  18. SuitedDx

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    I think I've tried sockless with darker suits a handful of times but it was a little too casual (for my line of work); however, I break from this when I wear linen/cotton suits coupled with loafers or tan shoes. Here in NYC, there is a little more wiggle-room when it comes to deviations.
     
  19. Texasmade

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    I can't do sockless simply because I think it's uncomfortable. I will do the loafer sock from time to time depending on what I'm wearing but only on weekends. I can't pull off the sockless look during the week at the office.
     
  20. Hayward

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    Nobody can pull off the sockless look at the office.

    Drivers, boat shoes, weejuns and other moccasins style shoes are basically designed to be worn without socks. Think about it. The Mohicans did not have socks.

    I don't think anybody could say that any moccasin shoes are really acceptable for office wear, and I really can't see how anyone can argue that any other type of leather shoe can be worn properly or comfortably without socks.
     

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