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Loafers? Boat shoes? Socks?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Finsen, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. jbmarine

    jbmarine Senior member

    Mar 24, 2008
    Where Neverland Ranch, Santa Monica, and the land
    Band aids and a higher tolerance for pain. Seriously, though, if the shoes are of good quality and fit well, this should not happen after a few wears.
    Yeah. That's what I was told. But I figured that I can't go wrong with Sperry's in the 11's that I wear with everything else and also having had the SA tell me that they were the right size. [​IMG]

    What kind of no-show socks are those? Athletic no-show socks don't work very well with boat shoes or loafers since they sit too high.

    Have you tried loafer-socks?

    They're just some no-shows that I bought at Macy's. I believe they're made by Skechers? I looked around J&M's website but alas, I couldn't find the loafer-socks. You recommend them?
    just how low are they?

    you can get the super-low socks that barely come over your toes and barely up your heels from Brooks Brothersr...or, for that matter (and since they won't be seen anyway) from Payless for $3.

    They're not low enought. They still show a bit above the tongue and give off that weird, metro-fag look that I hate. [​IMG]
  2. identity-x

    identity-x Senior member

    May 10, 2009
    I've never seen them at Brooks. Link?

    Yeah...I was thinking of the Banana Republic ones...my bad.

    They're not low enought. They still show a bit above the tongue and give off that weird, metro-fag look that I hate. [​IMG]

    Here are the BR ones...


    Like I said, Payless carries the same thing by a brand called Dexter that has a similar cotton/nylon/spandex blend. They could stand to be the slightest bit longer, but in terms of height are completely invisible. They didn't slip off, but if you wear smaller than a size 10 (I'm a 10.5) I can't help but wonder if the might bunch when putting them on.

    Cost...2 for $6
  3. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

    Apr 12, 2002
    Naptown (Indianapolis)
    Wear socks if you think your feet might get cold, especially on a boat. It is only necessary to delete socks with loafers when wearing shorts. Little short socks, in all their variations, are queerbait. (Probably something wrong with that...)

    Little short socks are queerbait [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Maybe it was the little shorts you wear and not the little short socks?[​IMG]

    little short socks

    little shorts
  4. hendrix

    hendrix Senior member

    Apr 19, 2009
    Instead of getting "loafer socks", go to the women's sock section of any mass retail store and look for them. Sometimes they're called "invisible socks" or "sockettes". Obviously go 2 sizes up.
  5. bkarmstrong

    bkarmstrong Member

    Nov 22, 2010
  6. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

    Jun 14, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    If you don't wear any shoe more than once a week it will not smell bad. The shoe dries out completely between wears and any bacteria living in the shoe dies of dehydration. If you are going to wear them day after day then you gotta worry!
  7. atila

    atila Senior member

    Oct 5, 2010
    Los Angeles
    I wear Sperry's all the time (when I'm not selling jewelry, of course) and I alternate between 3 pairs - no socks, and no smell.

    The only time I ever wear socks with them are when I'm wearing jeans at night and it's a really cold night, and then I will wear thin black dress socks. Otherwise, 90% of the time, sockless.
  8. Expressions Realia

    Expressions Realia Well-Known Member

    Dec 9, 2010
    Southern California
    What are socks? Kidding, but with footwear like these, wearing socks looks/feels uncomfortable. Especially in warmer climate. Unless you have a good enough reason to need socks (w/ trousers in the cold, foot odor/fungus?), leave the socks in the drawer. :)

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