I don't understand the no socks look - someone please fill me in

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  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    A sprinkling of powder in the shoe works as well for going sockless.
     


  2. Ianiceman

    Ianiceman Senior member

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    That men's magazine layout look of business suit and no socks became numbingly tedious. I hope the phase has passed.

    Hot summer day, linen trousers and driving mocs with no socks looks fine to me.
     


  3. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    while we're here, any good resources for no-show/loafer socks.
     


  4. coolshoes

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    while we're here, any good resources for no-show/loafer socks.

    The only truly great one is made by Falke (Invisible Socks), IMHO. All the others show to one degree or another.
     


  5. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    I don't understand the problem. With a suit in a business setting, no. But in a casual outfit on a not cold day it's a matter of personal preference. Good leather shoes breathe well and I find it quite comfortable.
     


  6. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I cannot stand those mini socks. Either full OTC or bareback, fellas. Like Doc said - if you catch a peek, instant lame.
     


  7. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    I go almost everyday without socks in loafers and driving shoes. If I'm wearing lace ups or dress shoes, then I'll put socks on. It's a lot easier to not wear socks and makes it less formal.
     


  8. JamesX

    JamesX Senior member

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    while we're here, any good resources for no-show/loafer socks.
    I believe someone have said Payless Shoes' house brand is incredibly good.
     


  9. Pieceofsand

    Pieceofsand Senior member

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    boat shes = no socks
     


  10. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

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    Isn't the sockless look supposed to evoke the beach or boating? Sand and water and socks don't mix.

    Which is why mini-sox (fake) and sockless laceups (why are you wearing wingtips to the beach?) seem wrong to me.
     


  11. AldenPyle

    AldenPyle Senior member

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    Socks:
    I do not like them in a loafer.
    I do not like them with a buck.
    I do not like them as a golfer.
    I do not like them when I fuck
    I do not like them here or there.
    I do not like them anywhere.
    I do not like them, Trad I am.


    Can you say fuck on Style Forum?
     


  12. __PG__

    __PG__ Senior member

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    I tried the sockless loafer look for the first time this summer using these navy driving shoes from Herring Shoes. [​IMG] My wife absolutely loved it. Something about me flashing my ankles really did it for her [​IMG] I really enjoyed it too. It's perfect for summer when you want to keep cool and casual...but don't want to venture into sandal & T-shirt territory.
     


  13. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    This has been discussed. I think it looks feminine but I did a poll here and no one esle agreed with me. However, I was looking through a fashion book on the preppy look from the 60's and there wee several examples of men in shorts with leather loafers without socks.
     


  14. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    A sprinkling of powder (Or gun powder if your name is DocHolliday) in the shoes works as well for going sockless.
    FTFY JayJay. ^ Personally, the only shoes I would ever wear sockless are sandals or deck shoes, and only if the deck shoes have a removable footbed that I can wash. I would never wear any loafer or dress shoe sockless for hygenic reasons. Asthetically, sockless looks sloppy and unhygenic. It won't make a good impression in the business world. Weekends and vacation time only, if you must.
     


  15. Stillmaticbeat

    Stillmaticbeat Senior member

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    throw some baking soda/baby powder mix into your shoe before you use it and you'll be free of any funky smells
     


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