I think that a suit without socks is a sin, regardless of age, gender, style etc. It looks cheap, try hard and undermines any sense of style the subject actually has. This is a case in point – the guy clearly has style, but has let himself down, no end. (and yes, his feet will smell of cheese and his partner will not be pleased)
I agree. The no sock thing has run it's course and similarly, once that is over, men can start wearing decent length pants again since they won't need to be broadcasting to the world that they aren't be wearing socks.
I think we've reached the tipping point here: With apologies to this guy in the photo, but "no socks" has become too much of a contrivance. Strange how such a simple thing for men can set off such debate — and that's exactly the reason not to go sockless. The debate is getting tired. The contrivance looks tired. Let's head to the sock drawer and move on.
I am also continuing to go sockless this fall, and will continue into the winter until I can't bear it anymore. I am happy to report that I continue to see alot of other guys still doing it here in NYC. (I will admit though, it's even less comfortable in the cooler weather…kind of cold and clammy…).
Fashion seems to always follow style..so once the masses make a style fashionable it plays itself out. The whole "sans" sock thing and it's "Deliberate Nonchalance" is now passe………….NEXT. However GC who is a creative seems to always get it right…even if the monk strap unstrapped is a bit pretentious….but I digress…..
So chic it is! Today in NYC the temperature is 39 degrees, and I can't believe it, but I am wearing my wingtips with no socks. Saw lots of other guys flasing ankle as well, so I'm not alone. I will keep this up until I can't bear it anymore.