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What do you wear on your feet in your house?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by archetypal_yuppie, Feb 20, 2014.

What do you wear on your feet on your house?

  1. Barefoot

    17 vote(s)
    30.9%
  2. Same shoes as outside (typically dress shoes)

    1 vote(s)
    1.8%
  3. Same shoes as outside (typically sneakers/casual shoes)

    2 vote(s)
    3.6%
  4. Casual cheap slippers

    15 vote(s)
    27.3%
  5. Fancy slippers like the prince albert / velvet ones

    11 vote(s)
    20.0%
  6. Socks

    18 vote(s)
    32.7%
  7. Zuckerberg (shower shoes / flops)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  8. Other

    6 vote(s)
    10.9%
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  1. Patrick R

    Patrick R Senior member

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    Wool socks most of the time. Ugg slippers the rest of the time.
     


  2. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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    These are great, I recommend them. I wear them at home, bring them when I go visit friends, and take them to wear on trains and planes as well. They last for years, as you'd expect anything from Manufactum to do.
     


  3. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    A pair of EG embroidered black velvet slippers My socks tend to get holes in them much, much faster when I walk without shoes.

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  4. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    you wear perfectly creased trousers around the house too? :laugh:

    I bought pairs of loro piana cashmere slippers to wear around the house....too hot, got gross and holey too fast, can't wear them when I have to pop outside for a bit - ended that whole experiment and now I keep my beach sanuk flip flops around for the purpose
     


  5. tcbrgs

    tcbrgs Senior member

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    Always socks if I'm relaxing at mine.

    At someone else it will depend on the house you are visiting, the weather outside etc etc, you wouldn't keep your boots on if its been raining and your host has cream carpets :) Likewise if its dry , and the home has stone or wooden flooring, perhaps you might leave them on
     


  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Buying those EG slippers is probably saving you a bundle in sock expenses ^_^

    Obviously people take their shoes off here; when I move back to the US, I'll expect my guests to remove their shoes. Having some slippers on standby might be a good idea. Stateside, I generally had people remove their shoes. Now, I can't imagine someone wearing shoes in my house...feels wrong. I remember finding it slightly unsettling to see my parents walking around their house in shoes when I visited them--it feels like someone is using an umbrella indoors or wearing a bathrobe outdoors.

    I get home, take of shoes and dress socks and put on some thin white cotton socks. Floors are heated, so no need for thick socks.
     


  7. FlyingMonkey

    FlyingMonkey Senior member

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    Moccasins or slippers or Japanese woven cloth sandals on hard floors, socks or barefoot on carpet. We follow Japanese customs generally (that goes for a lot of other things too, including bathing) and I really don't understand why people would wear outside shoes around the house; it's just unecessarily dirty. Almost everyone we know in Canada takes off their outside shoes in their houses, and I've never met anyone who refused to take off their shoes or who found this 'offensive' - from what I've seen of the online 'discussions' of this issue, I think they wouldn't be the kind of people who we'd invite round anyway...
     
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  8. HRoi

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    What I need is a good pair of wabaki
     


  9. Monkeyface

    Monkeyface Senior member

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    Haha, often I'll only be home for a little while before I head out again. I hang up my jacket, but changing trousers/taking of my tie every single time would quickly get annoying.

    We all have to justify our expenses some way, right? [​IMG] I do hate buying new socks though, and even the most sturdy ones will have holes in them after only a couple of wears without shoes. And at 10-15 a pop it can get expensive real quick.
     
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  10. bourbonbasted

    bourbonbasted Cyber Eliitist

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    I have a pair of beat-to-shit linen knit slippers from Stubbs and Wootton. They breathe far better than the velvet options and become more charming with wear (whereas the velvet ones just begin to look dingy). As a rule I don't wear them out of the house.
     


  11. Jay Dowle

    Jay Dowle Active Member

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    If informal Kung Fu slippers like these with canvas soles. Used to get them from a martial arts shop off Carnaby Street but now have to buy from Internet. If guests are coming black or tan suede slip-ons.
     


  12. Christopher Essex

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    When I was single I would either wear socks or go barefoot, but found that my socks and/or feet would get dirty from the dust on the hardwood floors (being single, I guess I wasn't too obsessive about vacuuming).

    Since I've been married, we have a shoes-on house. My wife's mother is from Scotland and they're a staunch shoes-on family, so I've just adapted (and it really wasn't a big issue).

    As long as people wipe their feet upon entering, they really don't dirty the floors. Since it rarely snows here in the winter, the most we'd have to deal with would be a few drops of water upon entrance.

    Still, many people here automatically take their shoes off when entering our house, unless they heed our suggestion to leave them on.

    Currently I wear some Toms slippers/shoes when I'm at home and relaxing but I find my feet get quite hot in shoes/slippers unless I'm wearing socks, which I don't often do.

    I'm still experimenting with the perfect at-home attire - something comfortable, but presentable for any guests - but also something that won't be damaged or soiled easily when doing chores (vacuuming, cleaning the bathroom etc.). I still haven't found the perfect outfit.
     


  13. Sonny58

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    Minnetonka sheepskin moccasins in the winter and flip flops in the summer. These choices are for comfort though and have nothing to do with wearing outside shoes inside.
     


  14. Nullson

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    Havainas slippers. I find the rubber ones to be light weight and durable.
     


  15. comrade

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    Asics Gel Cumulus or Nike Air Pegasus running shoes, in 9 4E
     


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