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Summer loafers: with or without socks?

Summer loafers: with or without socks?

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Sam H

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I don’t understand the abject hatred and disgust people have for no socks with loafers and the idea that leather loafers without socks with casual outfits turn women off is also silly. The former is subjective but it seems melodramatic to be grossed out by male shin. “Oh heavens I fainted because a man showed his unsocked ankle which in the Victorian era was akin to showing his underwear!” And then the latter is just nonsense objectively, at least from my experience.
 

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Socks everytime, but I never wear loafers, only chelsea boots, combat boots and western boots, no matter if it's summer or winter. But it's because I'm a musician, and I always wear anything close to goth, glam, and military.
 

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I don’t understand the abject hatred and disgust people have for no socks with loafers and the idea that leather loafers without socks with casual outfits turn women off is also silly. The former is subjective but it seems melodramatic to be grossed out by male shin. “Oh heavens I fainted because a man showed his unsocked ankle which in the Victorian era was akin to showing his underwear!” And then the latter is just nonsense objectively, at least from my experience.
I don’t have hatred or disgust for people who do not wear socks with loafers, I simply do not find my ankles comely. In fact, I find them far from comely.

In contrast, I greatly admire women’s ankles, particularly comely women’s ankles.

As Voltaire put it so well: “I may not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to wear sockless loafers”.

And Voltaire was strongly pro-hosiery.
 

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I can't lie, being a heterosexual male with a libido, that the primary motivating factor in essentially everything I do is to get laid.
I too often don't realize how lucky I am to be a gay male with a spouse who doesn't know the word "no". Yes, TMI ... I'll stop.

Last time I saw men wearing loafers without socks was in 2019 at a sporting event in Santa Barbara. 2020 and the first few months of this year were pretty much lost COVID. What I'm recalling is that there were a lot of nice looking ankles (well, from my point of view) up in the grand stands. I on the other hand was wearing loafers with socks.
 
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... because we see scores of women going sockless every day. Not so many men.
So much depends upon where one has spent his years. For example, I don't often see it in New York, New York ... but in the Hamptons over the summer ... it's very common.
 
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I too often don't realize how lucky I am to be a gay male with a spouse who doesn't know the word "no". Yes, TMI ... I'll stop.

Last time I saw men wearing loafers without socks was in 2019 at a sporting event in Santa Barbara. 2020 and the first few months of this year were pretty much lost COVID. What I'm recalling is that there were a lot of nice looking ankles (well, from my point of view) up in the grand stands. I on the other hand was wearing loafers with socks.
No more TMI than other posters telling us they're hetero and motivated by getting laid. Everyone does their own thing.

Also, happy Pride Month!
 

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I too often don't realize how lucky I am to be a gay male with a spouse who doesn't know the word "no". Yes, TMI ... I'll stop.

Last time I saw men wearing loafers without socks was in 2019 at a sporting event in Santa Barbara. 2020 and the first few months of this year were pretty much lost COVID. What I'm recalling is that there were a lot of nice looking ankles (well, from my point of view) up in the grand stands. I on the other hand was wearing loafers with socks.
The only TMI we’re concerned with here are what your ankles look like.
 
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So much depends upon where one has spend his years. For example, I don't often see it in New York, New York ... but in the Hamptons over the summer ... it's very common.
Agreed — I'm in Brooklyn, and among those who would wear loafers, you tend to see socks. But was just out in Montauk last weekend. Lots of ankle baring, me included.

I feel like the southern prepster types don't wear socks, right?
 
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Agreed — I'm in Brooklyn, and among those who would wear loafers, you tend to see socks. But was just out in Montauk last weekend. Lots of ankle baring, me included.

I feel like the southern prepster types don't wear socks, right?
No socks for me in Queens, no socks North Shore either . I am southern by birth, and went to prep schools(4 in 5 years 😬)
 

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