Sperry Topsider (outfits and sock color)

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  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    I recently picked up a pair of these in amaretto, and I really like them, but I was wondering what would be good things to wear with them. Obviously it would be good with khakis or linen pants, and I think they would be good with jeans as well, but what else could you wear them with? Also, what color socks are appropriate? White socks seem to look out of place, with the all black topsiders. I figured brown would be OK, navy or grey? [​IMG]
     


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    imo, boat shoes are never worn with socks.
     


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    imo, boat shoes are never worn with socks.

    I figured they wouldn't be on a boat, but it doesn't seem that comfortable to wear them w/o socks while walking around on land at least for long distances.
     


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    Seems that you have the proper list of what to wear with them and there are no other options within the "rules". That's why a gentleman has more than one style of shoe.
     


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    Socks? Never!

    Homestly, if you do want to wear socks, it would probably look fine, just make sure thay arent too dressy, as the topsiders are pretty casual. Perhaps argyle would look find, if thats you thing. I am a devoted boat shoe man, both for sailing and pretty much any other activity. I have a pair of the same ones you just bought, and I wear them with everything from nylon shorts while taking out the garbage, with shorts and a t-shirt, to kakais a buttonup and perhaps even a blazer for a dinner out. I would draw the line at never wearing wool pants with them, but any kind of caual material - cotton, linen, etc. looks great. Also, I pretty much consider them to be a warm weather shoe and try not to wear them once it gets cool outside.

    Anyways, great purchase, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the shoes. Theyre so comfortable and versatile that they can be worn on many different occasions and still not look out of place. And I still recommend no socks...you'll probably find that its just more comfortable, not to mention the fact it looks better.
     


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    no socks definitely. or khaki colored socks to downplay the fact that i'm wearing socks. actually...yuk...no socks for sure.

    -Jeff
     


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    drizzt3117 Senior member

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    Socks? Never!

    Homestly, if you do want to wear socks, it would probably look fine, just make sure thay arent too dressy, as the topsiders are pretty casual. Perhaps argyle would look find, if thats you thing. I am a devoted boat shoe man, both for sailing and pretty much any other activity. I have a pair of the same ones you just bought, and I wear them with everything from nylon shorts while taking out the garbage, with shorts and a t-shirt, to kakais a buttonup and perhaps even a blazer for a dinner out. I would draw the line at never wearing wool pants with them, but any kind of caual material - cotton, linen, etc. looks great. Also, I pretty much consider them to be a warm weather shoe and try not to wear them once it gets cool outside.

    Anyways, great purchase, and I'm sure you'll enjoy the shoes. Theyre so comfortable and versatile that they can be worn on many different occasions and still not look out of place. And I still recommend no socks...you'll probably find that its just more comfortable, not to mention the fact it looks better.


    Well, since it doesn't really get cold in SoCal, looks like I'm set.
     


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