Men's Sandals

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by JeffOYB, May 23, 2011.

  1. JeffOYB

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    I did a quick search here for this and came up empty.

    I also searched it on Google and saw a LOT of attacks against socks'n'sandals.

    So, what's the deal? Is it legit or evil?

    My hunch is that it's great and also classic. But I have no real idea.

    At this point I'm defending socks'n'sandals.

    When a shoe opens up a bit, gets a hole in it (by design) it's no reason to jettison a wonderful fashion item like the sock.

    Even by contemporary design I cannot see the point of the ban. So many modern shoes are designed with various holes in them -- Merrell? C'mon. Ventilation is not by definition a sock-killer.

    The rule should be to wear a sock that GOES WITH whatever sandal you're wearing. What's so hard about that?

    There's a pretend witty saying about if it's warm enough for sandals it's too warm for socks. That's silly because it overlooks the idea that socks can be cooling. Bare skin can be the hottest, obviously -- look at most desert-wear -- it's all about covering skin properly. OK, it's usually loose, not clingy like a sock. At any rate, there are such things as gradients of temperature. Sometimes it's too hot for socks, sometimes it's not.

    Personally, I find bare skin on leather to be a bit odd, clammy and perhaps less than hygenic in humid climates. OK, I accept it, especially in boatwear/nautical-fashion, but it's not without drawbacks otherwise. Barefeet in loafers and boatshoes can be nice, but it has limits.

    Bare ankles in long pants? Again, only in boating, or nautical fashion, I'd say.

    Then we come to the Physique department. Some folks have great looking feet, others don't. Some are tan, some look like dead fish. Those who have nice feet, feel free to show 'em off when suitable. Etc.

    In last place we come to Age and Medicine. Some folks have the dread toenail bungus resulting in less than sightly nails. And some folks who aren't as young as they once were, again, have less than beautiful tootsies. Veiny, bony, you get the picture. Or, more likely, you don't want to see that picture. So wear socks.

    That's my take. But, of course, I'm willing to listen.
     
  2. Tomasso

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    This is the policy that should be heeded before exposing any part of the human anatomy.....
     
  3. ^ Or wearing tight clothing :p


    I'm actually kind of frightened of this thread :eeek:
     
  4. avedwards

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    Sandals are nothing more than a casual extremely well ventilated shoe in my opinion, and as such can be worn with socks.
     
  5. vintage68

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    Sock with sandals is one of the signs of the Apocalypse. *shudder*
     
  6. justuhgeek

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    Second this.
     
  7. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I think it looks a bit weird, but the one time I tried it, I found it very comfortable.
     
  8. Yeps

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    Kinda defeats the purpose of sandals, doesn't it? At that point just wear shoes. It won't look silly, and you might actually get some support too.
     
  9. KILO NOVEMBER

    KILO NOVEMBER Practically Family

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    Long or Short?

    I would (and do) wear socks with some very closed-in sandal-type shoes, but ONLY with long trousers! These are along the line of the Cole Hahn or Mephistos at this link.

    If you want to look like this (insert a mental picture here of a man with an overhanging gut, a too-small T-shirt with a suggestive legend printed across the chest, short pants, a ball cap, white tube socks with pale blue and yellow circumferential strips at the ankle, and Teva sandals) then go right ahead. Just don't ask me to say it's OK.
     
  10. tonyb

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    I told my wife to burn that picture, and what does she do? She "burns" it to a CD and puts it on the 'net.
     
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  11. Tomasso

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    Boy this interweb is a weird place.
     
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  12. Oh.... oh wow.... oh the horror..... make it stop.... I shut it down when I got to the almost nekked men :eeek: :eeek: :eeek:
     
  13. Tomasso

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    Tell the truth Rue.......you bookmarked it, didn't you..............:p
     
  14. Yeah... you got me...... :rofl:
     
  15. 59KUSTOM

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    Dear God, NO!
     
  16. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    Okay. Shoes do not always offer support, or the same types or amounts of support. That's why I use inserts in my shoes. Also, the one time I tried socks and sandals together was for a 'non-social event' (i.e. - driving the kids somewhere when I didnt have t get out of the car). It was more out of curiosity than anything else. As I sad before, the look was just not on this side of my comfort zone.
     
  17. ^ you're fine Scotty... I hardly think anyone would put you on that dreaded site ;)
     
  18. Socks with sandals are evil in answer to the original post. :p
     
  19. tonyb

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    All kidding aside, socks with sandals is something seen with remarkable regularity out here in the Pacific Northwest. Indeed, it's something of a regionalism and as such it pops up in jokey advertisements for locally oriented businesses. There's a bank whose recent ad campaign slogan is "Just like you, we're a little different." Among the characters featured is Roadside Chainsaw Sculptor; 50 Degrees Shirt's Off Guy; Walla Walla Wine Wine Woman Woman; Desperately Seeking Sasquatch; and, if I'm remembering right, Socks with Sandals Guy.
     
  20. We've got you beat. There are hippies with sandals all over around here. :rolleyes:
     

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