Loafers without socks

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  1. glenjay

    glenjay Senior member

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    The shoes the OP posted are hideous, so no I would not wear them with socks, or anything else for that matter.

    However, the purpose of wearing loafers without socks is to be very casual. Basically like wearing sandles or huaraches, but with a little more protection. A dress loafer should not be worn without socks, but casual loafers, boat shoes, and the like, can be worn without socks if paired with casual pants or shorts.

    When wearing casual loafers with shorts the idea is that it is warm enough to expose your legs, and thererfore warm enough to expose your ankles. Anyone that wears shoes without socks in the cold is simply making the wrong statement ("look at me I'm an idiot").

    Bare skin against leather can sometimes be uncomfortable or produce odor for some people. In those cases a shoe sock liner can be used (Johnston & Murphy, as well as others, carries various colors [black, white, tan] for about $8 a pair).
     


  2. samcajou

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    Not wearing socks with those loafers is a very, very bad idea. Wear socks like everybody else, please. But if you really want to pursue that desire of yours then just do it.
     


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    Loafers without socks is fine and can look casual and stylish. Here in the south it's quite popular. However, THOSE loafers are not very attractive and – if you are white – they are too close to skin color. There won't be enough contrast.
     


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    Agree with these but the loafers pictured are just wrong [​IMG]
     


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    Where can I get some of those loafer socks posted above? I know Banana Republic and J Crew sell them but those look to be made better
     


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    Use cedar shoe trees in them shoes for odor control, please...
     


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    First time poster here. Loafers without socks. Do you think it is a good look?
    um... duh. this is the only way to rock loafers in warmer months. not a fan of all the formal shoes posted in here though, kind of defeats the purpose of going casual.
     


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    Rock loafers? Sheesh.
     


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    I think it can look good, even with shorts depending on the type of loafers and how you carry off the whole ensemble. And once you find your ultimate loafer that is flexible and fits like a glove it can be very comfortable, but I understand that otherwise you only get blisters and sweat. [​IMG] bye
     
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    Masses of people in Spain / Italy / Portugal would disagree with you.
     


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    I don't know much about style trends of the South - I try not to go there.
    But frankly, when I see the sock-less-loafer thing, the first thing that comes to my mind is "Diso-Suavea", the rayon shirt wearing, lounge lizzard of the 80's.
     


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