Sorry, I am german and this combinations haunts me. A lot of men here seem to love it (preferably with white socks). Its awful and I can’t make the “fashio-jump” and see it any other way than this. So: No socks for me please…
ok. what’s the real story?
he had a late night at his girlfriend/boyfriend’s house. they got in a fight- she/he tossed his shoes into the seine and he had to wear the only shoes he could find. and, his feet were cold.
c’mon. tell us what really happened, handsome dark devil….
Reading the comments it looks like a thumbs down for socks and sandals for men. But 40 years ago I saw a hippie with Mexican sandals and gray wool socks and it looked so cool I have never forgotten it.
if you get the proportions right it’s not a problem. birkentstocks work well because of their chunky soles. i’ve done the near duplicate…acne tshirt – chronicles of never drop crotch shorts or drkshadow cropped jeans – arizona birks…vans can work too
I love socks with sandals. I mostly see them on women, of course, but OK, a guy thats good too. Interesting look on his face. I can’t make out what he is thinking. Probably ” Hm. Scott is taking the picture of me now.”
I wore Bircks and socks while healing a foot problem. It’s hard to tie into an outfit but overall it was cool. Everyone hated it. The comfort is hard to beat and I would never go to the office with my toes hanging out.
It’s cute how people get all bent out of shape about wearing socks with sandals. I’d like to remind you that for some people, it is impossible to wear any shoes in bare feet for various reasons, like medical ones. So before you point and scream, think a little beyond fashion.
The urban/basketball version of this look with calf-length athletic socks and Jordans looks fresh and modern so this does not seem off at all. Bottega V. and others have shown it on the runway and I dig it.
This makes more sense than every short with oven hot plastic sneakers we see everywhere in summertime, in spite of the risk of stink while taking off. I appreciate the attitude, because this guy seems to know very well socks with sandals are a major “don’t” in fashion, but he goes beyond it. And he wins.
I would like to add that I am going to wear clogs and thick socks at anytime this winter. Being european, this is my reaction to all the overworked plastic sneakers made is Asia that taint the market. People, specially girls, should appreciate much more guys with fresh feet than them who suffer all day in fashionable shoes.
I’m very proud of Birkenstocks, they are a good German quality product. They are nice and comfortable at home, but IF YOU HAVE TO WEAR THEM AT WORK only if you are a nurse/doctor and then you have to wear white Birkis, but never never never like this with thongs and socks.
oh my goodness….socks & sandals….a major FAUX PAS! It is what makes the Californians mock us Oregonians. We offend the barefeet in sandals rule all the time by wearing socks with our sandals. It is due to the nature of our climate, cool and damp, 9 months of the year. (During the two-three months of warm weather we leave our socks in our drawers).
I am always sad to put away my sandals for the year, it means that fall has truly arrived.
At least this fellow has the presence of mind to not wear white socks with his sandals.
Aak! My husband does this, dark socks with THONGS – ugh, hate it on him, but somehow this guy seems to have the ability to pull it off. Something about the way the socks are chunky and scrunched down and the plain black elegance of the whole ensemble combined with that confident look makes you know it was calculated cool rather than lazy and schlumpy.
Well, there’s obviously socks’n sandals- and there is this guy. It’s black on black, the coolest style of birkenstocks there is ( and I am not into them at all), hopefully a pair of japanese tabi socks with a split toe section and the whole rest of the guy. I have seen way worse being called fashionable. In the end it is always about pulling it off.