One of my major pet peeve is shoes and a belt that don't match OR coordinate AT LEAST, so when I see people who actually put effort into matching their belt w/ their shoes I really appreciate it. He's crisp.
Ok. nice shot indeed. But someone help me out here, how practical are leather shoes with no socks? Just curious. This trend has been going around, I cant help thinking it could be a tad uncomfortable at first.
Btw Sart, saw you at the BNY's book signing, didn't make it to your desk ther but got the book the next day (signed too ;-) Congrats again. Im loving the SArtoriaLust shop, am getting those double monk straps btw! So when can we expect the nxt book?
Dear Sartorialist, please tell us how to pull off dress shoes with no socks, without destroying the inside our shoes, getting blisters and having incredibly sweaty feet. What is the secret? Is the ability to wear dress shoes comfortably without socks simply genetic?
Priceless! The blazer is perfection to its fullest! The way this man dressed himself is so classic and so cool! I like how he has his jeans with those brown leather shoes! check out my trendy blog! http://thetrendydwarf.blogspot.com/
Guys with short jeans or pants that show off their ankles without socks annoy me because it conveys a premeditated choice not to use socks. Don't we all put socks on without thinking about it for the most part? Perhaps it's the premeditate part of this whole look that annoys me.
The little overlooked detail of a pocket square would complete this classic, ruggedly handsome look.
The men of Europe have embraced the loafer sock, giving them the barefoot look, without the discomfort. Men's loafer socks are available in the States as well. Banana Republic, REI, Amazon, are just a few locations.
I'm shocked by the lack of imagination shown by most posters here. As anon 7PM noted there are plenty of ankleless socks for men. Especially in Italy where they are called "fantasmini" which translates as "little ghosts". Saves both your feet and shoes.
I wear a lot of these socks in spring and summer when going "sockless" is super comfortable.
MEMO TO THOSE WHO ARE COMPLAINING ABOUT SHOES WITH NO SOCKS: These guys are wearing socks! They are wearing "fantasmini" or simply called no show socks! If you're a real fashionista you should know about this since this has been in market for years! It's a fashion insider trick that is all the rage in Italy and most of Europe. It might seem like they are wearing no socks, but trust me they are. You just can't see them!
I love this blog and the intelligence of those who make comments here, but this is one of those times I really have to play the contrarian. Since I first started seeing the 'high-water' pants + shoes with no socks look early this year, I thought it looked derivative and silly, like the hip-hop fashion tic of wearing baseball caps with the visor pointing in every direction EXCEPT forward. This look is starting to spread like an aggressive cancer! Am I the only reader of Sart who thinks this look is dorky and has already 'jumped the shark'? Anyway, if anyone wants to do this look and avoid blisters and smelly feet, here's a tip I heard from "Miami Vice" star Don Johnson: he wore those little nylon footies women use sometimes. They stay hidden, but provide the necessary comfort, FWIW.
for some reason fashion is irrelevant to this guy. There is something extraordinarily charming about him that is so attractive. Maybe it is the little cuff and no socks, or maybe it is the grampa blazer…anyway, I would like to meet him.
About the no socks dilemma: If you have well made, LEATHER shoes–i.e. expensive shoes–you can wear them comfortably without socks. The point is moot for those who haven't learned that as long as you have good shoes, anything else is irrelevant!
Love it. I think lack of socks adds the air of comfort, as opposed to the stuffiness of bound feet. If it wasn't for the regimented colors required at my pretentious coffeehouse employer, I would undoubtedly rock this ensemble.
I love the jacket, the jkeans, the shoes and the guy looks simpatico as well; however, i imagine the blisters and sweating with the no socks even in September Milan weather. Socks add more color, so why not put them on?
For all those who wonder how could you wear Church with no shoes: the secret is mini invisible socks. But I remember young men back in the eighties wearing heavy winter shoes the night in summer at Forte dei Marmi. Pier Vittorio Tondelli, the great Italian writer, has these kind of shoes with no socks in a beautiful old photo. All things do pass, but everything someday comes back.
No need for mini-socks, which I have found slip off anyway. I go sockless in dress shoes everyday, and agree that feet sweat much less if the shoes are made of quality leather. Good leather shoes also breathe, and therefore will not cause feet to smell. I sometimes go 14 hours with my feet tied into heavy leather wingtips, with little discomfort at all.
It is very interesting that so many of you people make comments about the no-socks look. Growing up in the Southern United States (Charleston, SC), no one wears socks with their loafers. Unless it is freezing cold… I feel like it is much more comfortable if you are going to be wearing quality shoes. I just never had much of a problem pulling it off, or even thought twice about it really, prior to reading these comments.
Women never wear socks, is it really any different for men?