Is going sockless the gelding of men's fashion

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  1. PTWilliams

    PTWilliams Senior member

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    I wear shorts a fair amount and have looked for ways of improving the look. SF seems to advocate a loafer sockless look, and also the wearing of pants and dress shoes sockless. I frequently survey the population when I am out and about, and out of 500+ men in shorts, none have been in loafers. It looks simply wrong to me. Similarly pictures of men in slacks and leather shoes sin socks is an affront to nature , IMO. I think what bothers me is that this is a distinctly female style. Women are always wearing nice leather shoes without socks, and it looks great. So why this push to feminize mens fashion? Your thoughts?
     


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    dv3 Senior member

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    niidawg (hope he doesn't mind...): [​IMG] Feminin? No, not IMHO.
     


  3. TieMyShoe

    TieMyShoe Senior member

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    its just a prep look for guys. Don't think feminine is the right description for the look
     


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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    An adult male probably shouldn't be wearing shorts unless he is on the beach.
     


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    kylelovesyou Senior member

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    You have some very odd thoughts about gender roles.
     


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    word Senior member

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    I do this often. Don't think masculine or feminine is a proper way to try and describe it. I do it because I feel like it is a better description, for me at least.
     


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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I go as far as sockettes on dress or dress/casual but never sockless.
    Whatever others do is fine by me but I will never practice it.
    I'll only do sockless in deck shoes & sandals.
     


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    What does this have to do with horses?
     


  9. KeatonCollar

    KeatonCollar Well-Known Member

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    Not a fan at all. At the very least, put on the "low profile" socks that aren't visible.
     


  10. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've been going sockless since the 60's. It was what you did once the snow melted.
     


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    cardguy Senior member

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    What does this have to do with horses?

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  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    In OP's case, I would go socks but no shoes.


    - B
     


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    Shorts-no socks. Slacks-usually wear socks
     


  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    In OP's case, I would go socks but no shoes.


    - B


    To clarify, that would be white, calf high, athletic socks, right? (poly/cotton blend)
     


  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    To clarify, that would be white, calf high, athletic socks, right? (poly/cotton blend)
    Good thought, but ForaFlavor would require Ovadafut or Viccel. - B
     


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