Shoes with NO socks ?

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  1. hermesman69

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    I was wondering what peoples view is on wearing shoes without socks. Obviously it depends on the entire outfit too but say for example a Navy sportcoat/casual blazer with sand chinos and Navy or dark brown suede casual shoes??
    The Chinos are tapered and slim fit and don't end like regular trousers/jeans, instead they are like elasticated type cuff around the ankles.
    What do you think?
     


  2. HughJ

    HughJ Senior member

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    I was with you up to here.
     


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    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    If you're wearing drop crotch pants with elastic cuffs, then all rules are null and void. Wear whatever you want on your feet.
     


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    Really?
    I thought with the small possibility of the ankle slightly exposed shoes may not be a good option but thanks.
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    If you're wearing a blazer and not wearing socks... well.... you've lost me.
     


  7. hermesman69

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    It's a casual blazer more like a sport coat
     


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    My impression would be the same - I just don't see the sockless look with any kind of blazer or sports coat. It just does not work for me. At all.
     


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    It's an orphaned suit jacket.
     


  10. hermesman69

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    It's too casual in that it'll look better with chinos or jeans rather than trainers.
    With it being Navy I thought it would match better with the sand colour chinos as most of my jeans/chinos are in darker colours
     


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    my view is that shoes sans socks is the dumbest fashion trend in the history of dumb fashion trends. first, I don't want to see a guy's disgusting leg hair poking out of his pants and second, who in their right mind would intentionally funk up a perfectly nice pair of shoes with their disgusting feet? pass
     


  12. Quadcammer

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    Pretty common New England prep look.

    You know, came in from a day of sailing, threw on the sport coat for dinner at the yacht club
     


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    I'm in the UK and over here it's a crime to wear chinos with socks.
    Basically if you wear chinos you can't wear socks with them ( no matter what footwear) lol
     


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    I think that wearing chinos without socks (something I wouldn't do myself) requires a decent tan, and it's rare enough here in the UK that we can actually get enough sun to acquire one that doesn't come from a sunbed or bottle. Then again, I'm from Manchester, where summer is our favourite day of the year.
     


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    Thank god I thought I was probably the only Brit on this site, it's good to know your only around the corner.
     


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