Recommend some loafer socks

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  1. william

    william Senior member

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    I like the no-sock look but hate not actually wearing socks. So this begets the use of loafer socks. I have some from Banana Republic that work alright, though they don't absorb much moisture.

    Does anyone have any other loafer sock recommendations? Thanks in advance.
     
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    Gaius Pompeius Trimalchio Senior member

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    Great question, I have a pair of white Jack Purcells that would really benefit from this look. Your post inspired me to do a quick search. Here are some options: http://www.bananarepublic.com/browse...865&pid=291638 --the BR option. http://www.comfilon.com/catalogopsocks.asp --cheap but they probably have the same thinness problem as the BR socks. http://www.zappos.com/n/es/d/7226685...e/1/bar/1.html --some of these look thick enough, but some material may still show. http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=1044922 --another huge page of options. And as always, some people recommend just using powder. But what I would like to see is a relatively thick "true" loafer sock, intead of just a no-show. Maybe just cutting off a portion of the fabric?
     
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    STP occasionally carries some. Don't know the brand, but they're nude in color and come on a cardboard form. The instep is a little low for the loafers I typically wear (Weston 180's), but they seem as absorbent to me as dress socks.
     
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    Essentially any sporting goods store will have no show socks also GAP, Old Navy, et cetera.
     
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    Good suggestions thanks. The J&M look like they might be what I'm looking for. Possibly a little thicker than the BR socks.
     
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    Essentially any sporting goods store will have no show socks also GAP, Old Navy, et cetera.

    There's a world of difference between "no-show" and loafer socks. Only one is truly fitting of the name.
     
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    I have the socks you're referring to, but I wear mine with my Nikes and low-rise All Stars. The "no sock" look with loafers is just what it says.
     

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