yay, first to comment…again. Anyway, did you simply put this up because he's not wearing any socks? Because other than that, he seems pretty average. Oh, and I think he'd look loads better if he had some dark socks on.
I would never wear my business attire to the beach. It would be hot, sand would get in my heels… Nor would I forget my socks with my business attire. The suit's fabric is beautiful. I would like to reach out and rub it between my thumb and forefingers. The "hip" sockless vibe doesn't seem to lend the proper respect that the fine fabric deserves
I would bet cash money that with those lovely shoes he is indeed wearing socks. I show ankle all the time and I wear "no show" cotton blend socks. I would never dream of going sock-less in a pair of expensive shoes.
His crossed leg reveals why sockless is not a choice for business attire. I'd rather not be forced to observe whether a male colleague's shins are hairy, hairless, shaved, wrinkled, freckled, whatever. TMI.
why so much hype about no socks? the real winner here is the suit. Great colour, fantastic cuff detail, nice skinny lapels complemented by nice tie with cool knot. The loose pockets lend it a casual feel, but not sure how that works with the skinny lapels…
It is amazing how effortless and chic European people, men and women, always are… and I'm from Europe but perhaps living in North America has robbed me some of that style talent or perhaps I never had it.
I love the suit, with the skinny lapels and the one button at the sleeve. It looks very modern. I also like the white shirt with it, although it harkens back to the '50's, it's modern because of the skinny collar and the way the tie is worn. It's a great look. Forget about the socks.
Beautiful suit with patch pockets, thin tie etc. I know what he's going for. However, clothing is about balance. The trouble with the "Sixties" re-do is ,unless you waist is under thirty-three inches and you're under thirty-three, you can't, in general wear this look. Also if your head is big, small lapels and short pants will exascerbate this white man's burden.
I can't help feeling that no-socks is a Fifth Avenue version of the resurgent Top-Sider fad. It attempts to imply a kind of breezy nonchalance, but is in fact neither breezy nor nonchalant. Like the mall kids or faux-hipsters in Top-Siders, it doesn't communicate much of anything except to verify the fact that, yes indeed, here's someone doing the no-socks thing (with apologies to the guy in this photo, who at least seems confident with himself and is giving it a try). Now if they were ultra-subtle velvet slip-ons, we'd be on to something!
Great early 60's inspired suit with thin lapels, patch pockets and pockets square. I'm guessing single button to match the cuff buttons (nice twist). Lovely grey fabric, at that time 90% of men would have had their main suit in this colour but less so now – great to see it back! Critical Thinker makes a good point that few guys could pull this cut off well, but having seen several of Scott's shots of Stefano, Stefano knows he can and does. Lovely shoes – a style easy to find in the UK. I'd like to think Stefano has a Vespa parked outside! A great shot for us sartorial guys, thanks Scott – more please!
I don't know what is it about italian grown up men in suit wearing sockless loafers. They look very smart until you get to their feet. Is like they got dressed in the dark or forgot about something this morning. And as far as I can observe, only italians do it. Is that then the ultimate trend? Aren't your feet cold in winter guys?
To me this looks utterly boring. The suit seems of excellent material and I'd even go with the colour, but the tie kills everything. The only thing worse dressed than him is the man sitting to the right. He was thinking, you can't go wrong with grey and stripes, right. Right? Btw he's not barefoot, he's wearing shoeliners that show in the picture (unless I'm wrong) … Business speaking, men are very scared to experiment and think that boring is stylish.
But I love the woman to the left, her handbag is great and I would like to see her shoes.
I really didn't like this "no socks" look when I first saw it, but it stuck in my mind and I ended up being inspired by it in my outfit yesterday. I cuffed my jeans and wore ankle socks that just peeked out of my shoes, you wouldn't be able to see them unless you looked closely. The over all effect was the same, but applied to a casual woman's outfit. Seems to be more of a European and male trend, but it was really fun to do something I have never done before; it felt fresh in NY. My ankles did get really cold, it was 50F outside >_<
No socks is great look. You can have it all year long and with confort by buing very tiny an invisible socks made for men like the ones women use to wear. You can find them at Galleries Lafayette in Paris.
No. “No socks” is NOT original, is NOT creative. Just sucks. If you want to play avantgarde but havenÂ´t got any idea how to – just dont wear socks! Just wear the avantgarde uniform. Boring standard for wannabes….