Friday, October 15, 2010

On the Street…..Navy Footies, Milano

I love a “no sock ” look but it can get a little chill in the Winter.

So I think these navy “footies” (that’s what we call them in America) are a great option.

Now I just have to find them in New York, any ideas?


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  1. Dana

    October 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    You could try uniqlo.

  2. Paige

    October 15, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Easy! TJ's or Target.

  3. tiffany.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    yeahhh i'd rather the no sock BUT…if you have to :-)


  4. Tim Youngs

    October 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I found some at Urban Outfitters men's section packs of 3 pairs.

  5. Diary of a Peach

    October 15, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Johnston & Murphy! My husband always gets them in the Atlanta airport.

  6. tu22m3

    October 15, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Banana Republic used to have them…

  7. Des Histoires de Pieds...

    October 15, 2010 at 4:28 pm

  8. Danielle

    October 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    You know, I've never been a fan of the footie. I say rock a good looking sock before a footie. Who knows, maybe I'll be eating these words soon!

  9. Hafiz

    October 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Calvin Klein has these in mercerised cotton, or you can find 100% cotton ones at GAP or Marks & Spencer

  10. all-in-the-silhouette

    October 15, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Try the womens' sock department.

  11. K.Cyrus

    October 15, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    I'm guessing they Keep Your feet warm?!?


  12. Giovanni

    October 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    In Italy we call them "fantasmini", that sounds like "small ghosts"…

  13. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Puma makes really comfy ones that sit pretty low on the ankle.

  14. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Please, please do not wear footies. I understand the practicality of wearing them, but they do not have any class whatsoever.

  15. trevor.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:37 pm


  16. Sandra

    October 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    the sock man. but honestly, they have the best sock options in tokyo or korea


    October 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    I love the look too!

  18. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Fly British Air – you get them for free with a toothbrush and headset!

  19. JustNorman

    October 15, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    the shoes are GRAND.


  20. Yannis

    October 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Hey Scott, I can send you some pairs, they are very popular in Greece.


  21. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Honestly, I used to buy a lot of my socks from the sock lady who set up a table in front of the Walgreen's at the south end of Union Square. She'd have footie socks like that 3 pairs for $5. They lasted for years. Otherwise I recommend Daffy's, SYMS or Burlington Coat Factory. No need for a designer label on something that will never be seen outside of your shoe.

  22. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    PS – Just rememberd Century 21 has a great sock selection, too.

  23. Kristen

    October 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    You should get the anklet socks from J.crew. They are for women, but probably would be lower on your ankles.

  24. Rob

    October 15, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Please don't – that looks terrible.

  25. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Agreed, Sart. And not just for winter. Footies are the perfect prevention for sweaty feet in any season. Hate the feeling of feet stuck to shoes.

  26. Matt C.

    October 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    under the table in any restaurant. i play footies all the time with my fiance.

  27. Kristen

    October 15, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    The anklet socks from J.Crew. They are the best! They are for women, but would be good for men too!

  28. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Uniqlo in Japan has them, maybe the one in SoHo too?

  29. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Every now and then H&M has 3 pairs for $6. only in black or white though. They are more of the no-show kind which imo is better than what dude in the pic is showing.

  30. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Not a great look.

  31. loulabelle89

    October 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Just fold down regular socks.

  32. Pau

    October 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I'm American, but I've always called these "short socks"! :)

  33. Patricia L

    October 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    In Spain my brother buys a lot of that kind in sport shops like Decathlon (that is enormous!)

    NY is big, you will find it.


  34. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Oh dear god have you taken leave of your senses these are hideous beyond belief you should only wear footies when they are not going to be seen it'll be pop sox next stop it now!

  35. sabthaglam

    October 15, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    don't know about the footies but love the shoes!


  36. Michelle Belle

    October 15, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I just love a man who matches his socks to his outfit. Rock a good sock! Enough with the no sock look.

  37. eljovendario

    October 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    anonymous just said.

  38. Jazzbuff630

    October 15, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Nice kicks, but needs real socks.

  39. nt

    October 15, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    I have plenty of those and bought ´em in H&M, cheap and nice !!

  40. Chris McDade

    October 15, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    journeys has them in about every color you could imagine ( 5 for $10 to $12 depending on color. I was paying almost that per pair at banana republic for something that was no better in quality.

  41. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    H&M usually have them…

  42. The Scandinavian

    October 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    try H&M!

  43. Alicia

    October 15, 2010 at 5:26 pm


  44. Eryl

    October 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I must say I'm extremely ambivalent regarding these: there's something of the bath-chair, or orthopedic clinic, about them. Perhaps in a vivid colour – pea-soup green, say – on a very young foot, they would work. Otherwise, I can't help feeling socks look best when either sock length or completely obscured by the shoe. I love to see a beautiful bare ankle, just not one that looks like it requires support.

    His shoes look like they're made of dried and pressed Victoria plum skins: gorgeous.

  45. all about fashion

    October 15, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    H&M ! But without socks is not bad

  46. Robert

    October 15, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I get packs of 4 footsie socks at H & M men's department – they come in different color combos – and two of the pairs are solid colors.
    I have white and brown pairs – the brown for wearing with my brown Gucci loafers and yellow & brown docle & gabbana sneakers.
    The solid white and color combo pairs for wearing with all my white sneakers.
    These footsies are made out of the most comfortable jersey cotton / spandex combo.
    I love them.

  47. Annushka

    October 15, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    An idea takes place to be, I like effect of absence of socks, it is perfect!!!)))

  48. fashionslap

    October 15, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    I use to get footies all the time in Japan. I loved them. I wonder where I can buy them in the US they went great with ballet flats and were so cute.

  49. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Falke do them in camel and black

  50. Angel

    October 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    I dislike those "footies", they just look like black no-show ankle socks. Not very chic In my opinion. I wear Loafer socks If its warm enough to go sock less, which are super low and cover the bottom of your feet, toes and heal, and you cant tell the difference. If its too cool for sockless, I wear single colored socks. Those footies just remind me of all the Tourist in Charleston.. Just cant do it.

    Angels Point of View

  51. Andre Gorr

    October 15, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    guys are correct here – H&M carries 4 pair sets in solid black, white and combos. i have them for years…. `and size are for 10-13 shoes…
    but my italian friend got me really "no sock look" footies, they are completely inside the loafers…

  52. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    i always thought those weren't supposed to be visible. otherwise, maybe H&M.


  53. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Haha! Love it! It looks like "no socks", but in fact there are!

  54. Will

    October 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

  55. JoeyAna

    October 15, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    UNIQLO might have footies!
    love the no sock look when the weather permits it!

  56. Vasco Futscher

    October 15, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    they always have them at H&M, at least here in portugal, they even have coloured ones, and white. try your luck!

  57. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Who calls them footies?

  58. Guido

    October 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    and the shoes are edward green berkleys 202, burgundy

  59. Bell

    October 15, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    No no no, long blue socks, is more elegant for gentlemen.

  60. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    With a thing this delicate (in the sense that just slightly wrong, they can really ruin your look) I would make them myself.

    Tailor made and color selected to fit a particular shoe.

    It'll be worth the effort.

  61. Matthieu

    October 15, 2010 at 7:07 pm

    Hey ! Could anyone help me to find those shoes ?

  62. Robert

    October 15, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    Its ok to wear footsie socks but just make sure they don't show !
    The whole point is to look as if one is going sans socks, while in fact, wearing these mini-socks discreetly for comfort inside the shoe.

  63. Wayward Disciple

    October 15, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    My idea is…don't go there!

  64. MJ

    October 15, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    The Sock Man on St. Marks Pl. !!

  65. The Hype Around...

    October 15, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Brooks Brothers or Paul Stuart. And btw, those kicks are pretty dope!

  66. Jessica Marie

    October 15, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    I cannot stand the word 'footie.' When I was a child my dad managed a shoe store and he and mom always made me wear those awful nylon things while trying on dress shoes. I felt so embarrassed about them, and even though I've gotten over the actual item, the word still haunts me.

  67. Francesco P

    October 15, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    I don't think that those are just regular short socks, they look more like from the "sail" world, made with some kind of waterproof material or similar. "Musto" or "Nautica" might have something like that but I am not sure where you can find it in NY ..

  68. Francesco P

    October 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    I don't think that those are just regular short socks, they look more like from the "sail" world, made with some kind of waterproof material or similar. "Musto" or "Nautica" might have something like that but I am not sure where you can find it in NY ..

  69. The Sluice Box

    October 15, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Seems like the sartorial equivalent of a plastic covered sofa.

  70. Sulky Girl

    October 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    If you don't know about Sock Dreams, you should:

  71. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Scott – I recall now, in my youth growing up in a Tennis mad town, when women wore tennis skirts, they wore these and the name was 'peds.' Indeed, J.Crew has black or white ones and they consider them for men or women. On their website for $8.50, and they look as if they might be less visible than the ones shown. I'd be eager to read of any results you or anyone else has, such as Century 21, since I'm often casually dressed with jeans & jacket with loafers in warm weather. Thanks!

    robert at

  72. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Sorry, I'm still not a fan of dress shoes and no socks, and I don't care if it's the 'flavor of the month' in mens' fashion; you still look like a hick who can't afford hosiery. Worse still are footies/quarter socks with dress shoes + trousers. I can see it with shorts & a more casual/athletic look, but this just doesn't make sense.

    I'll be the one to say it; this is an 'emperor has no clothes' situation. Napoleon once said,"If you're going to take Vienna, take Vienna!"; in other words, no half-measures, and no half socks (or footies).

  73. Queen of Mayhem

    October 15, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Any sports store EVER. Also, Costco sells them in packs of 10 for 10 dollars in every colour you could imagine. :P

  74. RawBeautyRawSoul

    October 15, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Love Oxford shoes. They make any man or women look so interesting even if socks are included!

  75. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Are you serious Scott? You like these? Please Louise.
    Ferfect and confortable as long as they don't show!!!

  76. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Try a golf shop – always have footies there!

  77. J.Ro

    October 15, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    A. Scott…how does one do this look (minus the footies) without getting dreadful blisters?

    B. I recommend Filene's Basement in the UWS, or the new Target, UUES

  78. R.Auguste

    October 15, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I have loafer socks that I use for that purpose instead of going sockless in my expensive shoes and making them funky. BANANA REPUBLIC has the best loafer socks in the world. No kidding.

  79. Lady OGA

    October 15, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    We have. In Japan,Tokyo.
    and I love a "no sock" style,too.
    Its simple and confortable.

  80. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Huh. I never thought I'd say this, but those dark-colored footies are working… they're just visible enough to add a soupcon of odd to the traditional shoes, and they hit in exactly the right spot to look good with those pants. In fact, I almost never like high-waters, but the footies shift the proportions of coverage & skin enough that the pants look more graceful than that style usually does. (And as Eryl notes above, a vivid color might be even better.)

    I generally prefer funky socks proper with any outfit, and sockless can work well at times, but when men have thin ankles & good-sized feet, the wee wisp of ankle (nude or bestockinged) exposed by shorter trousers can create a truly odd look. These little footies help!

  81. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Why ruin your shoes when sweat from your feet is going to seep into them?

    Is is really worth it by wearing no socks?

    Walmart? Target? TJ Maxx!

  82. adambryant

    October 15, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    this is silly.

    if it's too cold to not wear socks, it's too cold to pretend to not wear socks.

  83. J K

    October 16, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I wear flesh-colored ones from Calvin Klein that I bought several years ago, but they don't seem to sell them anymore.

  84. Esther

    October 16, 2010 at 12:09 am

    we call these ankle socks here in singapore :) they can be found everywhere here because students like to wear them so much! do you want me to send over a pair to you? :)

  85. green lantern

    October 16, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Mine are from Nordys. They are extra low cut so they won't show as the photographed socks. I wear them with my driving shoes.

  86. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Trust me, these are certainly your beat bet. Especially with the great elastic they use..

    A recent find…

  87. SOFIA

    October 16, 2010 at 12:36 am


  88. Lee Oliveira

    October 16, 2010 at 12:47 am

    I like the no sock look but we both know what happens when you take of a shoe with no socks. I have similar ones but they tuck inside the shoe so you can't see them which I think is even better. You'll have to come to Australia to buy them unfortunately. haha

  89. fashion for men

    October 16, 2010 at 12:55 am

    uniqlo has them!!

  90. ashley cooper

    October 16, 2010 at 12:59 am

    Love this man's shoes and no socks! Kinda Sexy!

  91. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 1:19 am

    It is not a "no sock look" if you can see the footie.

  92. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 1:28 am

    VANS footie socks are the all time greatest. very thick, very durable, and very well hidden (since they're made to be worn with the classic VANS slip-on). they come in 3 packs for $12, but are worth their weight in gold.

  93. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 2:22 am

    socks, or no socks. not, kinda socks

  94. Sian

    October 16, 2010 at 2:41 am

    If you're wearing shoes like the ones in the picture I don't understand why you wouldn't go with real socks. On the other hand, in pumps or ballerinas they're meant to be invisible but they never are so footies are really absolutely useless, in my opinion.

  95. Lena

    October 16, 2010 at 3:00 am


  96. Pam

    October 16, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Smartwool has a footie in women's sizes – maybe they come in men's as well – the one called Hide & Sleek is very low cut, Hide & Seek, somewhat less so. Cozier and a better fit than the discount socks.

  97. SOFIA

    October 16, 2010 at 4:26 am

    elegant shoe!

  98. creasychan

    October 16, 2010 at 4:29 am

    i prefer those socks are "invisible", otherwise wear normal one with pattern, i think that would have more contrast to the outfit.

  99. Raskolnikow

    October 16, 2010 at 4:51 am

    you just have to go to a diving shop and buy these for much less money than anywhere else. Believe me, I am a diver from Germany and I use the FĂĽĂźlinge also in that way. So be brave and try it!
    Greetings from Berlin, R.

  100. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 4:53 am

    Most any sporting store carries socks for runners. Those seem to be redicilously low cut these days.

  101. Edith Willson

    October 16, 2010 at 5:09 am

    Love the style,

    Edith Willson

  102. Tavalex

    October 16, 2010 at 5:24 am

    Not sure about this choice… I you want to wear cropped pants in winter, just buy some good looking colored socks!

  103. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 5:38 am

    If only there were no 'footies'!
    mad kicks
    fresh threads

    not feeling the 'socklets'

  104. Little Scribbler

    October 16, 2010 at 5:44 am

    I'm not a fan of the little socks but the shoes are beautiful.

  105. amanda

    October 16, 2010 at 5:57 am

    ugh. I've always found them extremely ugly. now i'm forced to rethink about them. I assure nothing, anyway.

  106. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 5:59 am

    High socks or no socks totally. This solution is terrible. In my opionion "footies" are ok only for sneakers!


  107. Jow

    October 16, 2010 at 6:08 am

    well, they don't sell footies yet, but their socks are a-ma-zing.
    and its french !

  108. Nocturne

    October 16, 2010 at 6:36 am

    urban outfitters has a great set of loafer socks

  109. KC

    October 16, 2010 at 6:51 am

    now this changes all my views on socks.

  110. Vanessa Morillas

    October 16, 2010 at 8:06 am

    I love oxford shoes!!


  111. isabelle

    October 16, 2010 at 8:43 am

    have the same problem. seems to be a good idea.

  112. verychiclist

    October 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

    I prefer no socks or long socks

  113. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 9:13 am

    They sell these at payless

  114. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 9:15 am

    No!!! Not a good look. Sorry. Muji has great sox as does Paul Smith. Or none at all.

  115. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 9:20 am

    Maybe get creative and cut some sock low so they aren't visible. Charcoal ankle socks contrasting would be hot. This look as is reminds me of Nona and her Cumfs. Eek. Is this style? Maybe, but not worthy of your blog. Poses the question I guess.

  116. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 9:58 am

    Where do you think those shoes are from?

  117. The Photodiarist

    October 16, 2010 at 10:23 am

    My boyfriend has been doing this no-sock look all summer — even with a suit and it bugs me! So now you are telling me its good? Well, hopefully he will put some socks on now that winter is coming.

  118. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Its not a good look in my opinion but you can always do a google search for 'no shows' under socks–thats what Ive seen them called. Also they have ankle length which would even look worse ! :-) Jack

  119. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Sockless means sockless period!

  120. styleandsubstance

    October 16, 2010 at 11:12 am

    I have to agree with someone above…VANS are absolutely the best. The are comfortable and almost completely invisible. They are cheap and come in both black and white…I have tried both Banana Republic and J.Crew, but VANS sit lower and are more comfy.

  121. Wicked Black

    October 16, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Those are silly and make no sense as you want a shoe sans the sock look. Proper socks look better and more elegant imho.

    If you want to achieve the Tochi look (no socks in a mocasin or loafer then reach for the ladies department and buy a pair of invisible socks which they are a pair of tiny tights that just protect the vase of the foot

  122. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    I think these are great for men–my man wears them. JCrew is a good spot. Used to go to target but still boycotting over their anti-gay political donations…

  123. Pink

    October 16, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    nice one!

    check out my fashion blog at

  124. Maria Ana

    October 16, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    This had to be italian ;)

    Maria Ana

  125. Daviddixit

    October 16, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Buy socks ! Really !!

  126. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    aren't these trousers too short???

  127. Mary

    October 16, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    This afternoon, on Amsterdam Ave. in NYC, I saw a guy on a motorcycle wearing gray footies with shoes just like the pictured ones. I did a double-take!

  128. John Wesley

    October 16, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    These look RIDICULOUS!!!!
    Either wear socks or don't! The sockless bit is getting overdone and out of season. (Sock it to me!)

  129. Anonymous

    October 16, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    check those sockes in Japan next time when you are there. We have them everywhere in Japan!

  130. André

    October 16, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Tip: Get an uncle who works in a sock factory! :P Never had to buy socks in my life!
    I have plenty of those to use in the Summer or just to keep the feet confortable when I practice some sports (using more than one pair of socks)

  131. Tommy V.

    October 17, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Anyone else confused as to why this guy's shoes have no creases? First time wearing them or what?

    Also, if you're going to wear socks like this, why not wear real socks?

  132. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 6:23 am

    For a no socks look try Falke invisible socks.

  133. AlecOJ

    October 17, 2010 at 6:45 am

    Noooo…. Please… "Fantasmini" are absolutely out!! Even more with this kind of shoes! Long socks or no socks at all!

  134. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 6:51 am

    In london, we call them sport socks, and most of the time their worn with trainers. Try places like Nike Town, JD sports, any sports shops basically :)
    Also as someone mentioned earlier Puma do them and their really comfortable as their thicker, ideal for the winter!
    Love From London X

  135. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 7:29 am

    I found some nice ones by Thom Browne at Bergdorfs.

  136. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:47 am

    they look ridiculous – the sort of thing old ladies wear – the no sock look, as its name suggests, needs no socks whatsoever!!

  137. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 10:45 am

    If its chilly enough to need "footies" then its too chilly to go for the sockless look. Summer only.

  138. Romain

    October 17, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    great option indeed !
    Not sure if it works with the snow though…

  139. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Those shoes are gorgeous.

  140. The Fashionalists

    October 17, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Nice on. I like it too

  141. Barbara

    October 17, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    No no no. Are you serious? This is so trashy.

  142. Thinman

    October 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    a great pair of shoes ruined,

  143. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    There are several brands that make them – Hue or DKNY which you can get at Nordstroms, Macy's, etc. I like the better known brands since you want them to stay put and not slide under your heel.
    Di from San Francisco

  144. Mr BERN

    October 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Try Sock Man store on StMarksPlace

    -Mr Bern

  145. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    Footies are great but only if they are not peeping out from the shoes. My friend's Italian son-in-law uses them. She asked him once if it wasn't uncomfortable wearing barefooted and he took off his shoes and the secret was the footies.

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    October 17, 2010 at 8:40 pm

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  147. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Hilfiger sells them in various colored 3-packs, unfortunately, they have the Tommy logo.


  148. Jack Daniel

    October 17, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Exactly…high socks or no socks at all. I prefer high socks of all times, whether it's summer or winter. Or spring or autumn…

  149. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    H & M has the low-cut type, which I prefer. Downside is when the elastic gives out.

    Question: how does one wear socks with short trousers?

  150. no name.

    October 18, 2010 at 2:13 am

    hmm dont thhink they have them in australia, aren't they just ankle low socks?

  151. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 2:17 am

    If you really want to weart wear footies, the only option for me would be in a very bright color. I dont really like the look this way because it looks like a halfhearted compromise. Just my opinion. Maybe i am a bit slow fashionwise concerning this trend ; )

  152. Arabella Bianco

    October 18, 2010 at 3:30 am

    We call them trainer liners here in England, and I think that's just about all they're good for! They can be bought almost anywhere, very common!

  153. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 5:33 am

    Socks, go to UNIQLO. That's what we say in Japan. ; )

  154. Stephan Pockrandt

    October 18, 2010 at 5:41 am

    So I think these navy "footies" (that's what we call them in America) are a great option.

    They aren't for sure.

  155. s.wilderness

    October 18, 2010 at 6:26 am

    Just don't wear them at all. Totally without class, barely acceptable with sneakers. The no sock look is dubious anyway, a bit contrived I feel. This is just studiedly awful.

  156. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 6:56 am

    No go! If you go for the "no sock look" then wear no socks – if you want to wear socks – wear socks, but real ones – no footies, pleeeease! Unless they are so tiny you want be able to see them at all (in Germany available at every department store…) – but then, they are no use in warming your feet either!

  157. M.

    October 18, 2010 at 7:28 am

    Very simple…..just go to H&M!! ;P

  158. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 9:07 am

    perfect fitting of the trousers!

  159. del campo

    October 18, 2010 at 10:32 am

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to Argentine!!!

    Just for pleasure I´m a photographer ( and I really enjoy reading your blog.
    In my opinion, there´re the "must do" in BA:

    1) For coffee: Establecimiento General de Café, Av. Pueyrredon 1529, Recoleta.
    For atmosphere: Café Tortoni, Av. De Mayo 725, Microcentro; Plaza Bar: Florida 1005, Microcentro; Clásica & Moderna: Av. Callao 8923, Barrio Norte; Confitería Ideal: Suipacha 384, Microcentro; Confitería Richmond: Florida 468, Microcentro; L´Orangerie, Alvear Palace Hotel.
    2) For food: Tomo I, Carlos Pellegrini 521 (Panamericano Hotel); La Cabrera, Cabrera 5127; Campo dei Fiori, Venezuela 1411; Club Eros, Uriarte 1609; La Bourgogne, Alvear Palace Hotel.
    3) For Polo: 117Âş Abierto de Polo at Hurlingham (
    4) For Tango: La Catedral, Sarmiento 4006; La Viruta, Armenia 1366, Palermo.
    5) For Street photography: Abierto de Polo at Hurlingham ; Palermo Soho & Hollywood; Puerto Madero Este; Las Cañitas.

    If want a “local guide” it would be a pleasure to take you out, and I might even be able to teach some basic Tango steps.

    I really hope you enjoy your time in BA!!!


  160. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 11:18 am

    No socks in the winter? Are you planning on breaking out the seersucker as well Sart?

  161. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Scott, I was frustrated with the selection of "no show" socks so I decided to manufacture my own line. Check out

    We make them in white, grey and black. PM me at [email protected] with an address and I'll send you some.

  162. Anonymous

    October 18, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    If you like the sockless look, then go sockless. Wearing short ankle-socks is not the sockless look, and you don't look sockles… you look like you're wearing short ankle-socks. Why not just embrace socks, and enjoy them? Don't try to sneak by with hidden socks, because they can't be hidden.

  163. sofia

    October 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    You have to come to Portugal!!


  164. Rickety Rack Fashion

    October 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm

  165. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 12:48 am


    millions of colors and really good prices

  166. Pretty Kitty Publishing

    October 19, 2010 at 12:51 am

    What about American Apparel?

  167. stylites

    October 19, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Honestly, sockless is already rather tiresome and just seems pretentious when pushed into cold weather. The, slightly showing, bootie won't keep your ankles warm.

  168. achmea

    October 19, 2010 at 6:49 am

    I can send you some from here :)

  169. IMEANWHAT?!?

    October 19, 2010 at 11:51 am

    I've had these and approve! But you do need more than these in winter. Even if you're trying to look like you're not trying. Socks in the cold are a necessity.
    Please visit for more fashion news. Can you believe Katy Perry named her new frangrance, Purr?

  170. Alex

    October 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    H&M! no navy, but we have black or white!

  171. everyday a floor show

    October 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    corte ingles 3rd floor barcelona…

  172. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    If you can see any part of the "sock" peaking above the shoe, then it completely defeats the purpose of the "no sock" look.

  173. Male blog

    October 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    i completely agree. Just that little bit of sock is too much.

  174. Anonymous

    October 19, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    The most horrible site in fashion….Where socks or don't. Now it's just nothing. A 'no sock' look, but I can see a sock.

    It just looks completely off balance. Now you see a little bit of the ankle and a little bit of the sock, it's just to busy for a person who probably wears a well considered outfit.

    It's OK if you wanna wear 10 different layers and want to dress chaotic or untidy or just want to create confusion.

  175. Christian

    October 20, 2010 at 4:11 am

    Ok, footies or ghost socks, but they must not be seen…so buy those one size less

  176. Lisa

    October 20, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    If you're going for the sockless look, then do it! These aren't working for me. I either wear the SmartWool "Hide and Sleek", or I cut off a pair of socks just past the heel to prevent blisters. No show, either! This was fine for spring and summer, but my tootsies are now in boots and socks!

  177. Davidikus

    October 21, 2010 at 6:47 am

    As pointed elsewhere: being sockless is an insult to good shoes… I rather like those small socks. I would wear them even in summer.

  178. Emily

    October 21, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Goodhew has some great socks, and I have heard rumors of some great men's "footies" for Spring 11, but in the meantime, they have taken care of the women:

    What's even better is that they are made out of Merino Wool, Bamboo etc. So they are even more comfortable in all seasons!!

  179. Donny Hubbard

    October 21, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Vk Nagrani Makes the best one on the market! try looking him up.

  180. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 2:21 am

    wear womens size small, made from a stretchy fabric. you can find them in any color and when men with larger feet where them, they look like footies.

  181. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 7:56 am

    every korean wears that socks

  182. Anonymous

    October 22, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    this is just ridicolous and tasteless.

    Please give us a breack, dear Sartorialist….

  183. Anonymous

    October 23, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    SmartWool socks make a footie sock that actually stay up! they are called the hide and seek OR for an even tinier footie, they're called the hide and sleek. they come in a few different colors and they are sleek hidden and warmer than a nylon sock! they might be on the website under women's but the sizes are universal, so a Large in the women's section is the same as a men's Large! good luck!

  184. susapix

    October 23, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    High water pants.
    Low water socks.

  185. Anonymous

    October 25, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I'm with the "no" crowd. Socks ok, no socks ok, but not footies with these shoes. To tell you the truth, I'm not wild about theses shoes with these trousers either…

  186. Luca

    October 25, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    If you have to look for socks like these… you should get the hell out of wherever you are at the moment(the amazon, or kalahari desert).

    We've been wearing those for yeeeeears.

  187. Anonymous

    October 26, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Best sock hands down.

    VK Nagrani.

    I used to sell his product at Malouf's clothing store (part of the Forum group)

    He has a showroom in NY. If you liked to meet him or more info, email me:

    [email protected]

  188. marmaladie

    October 27, 2010 at 7:13 am

    I'm always too lazy to pull on a pair of socks with my oxfords, especially when I'm in a hurry, so I'm glad to know that it isn't a fashion crime, hehe.

  189. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Bon Marche mens' Dept Paris

  190. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 11:56 am


  191. Anonymous

    October 31, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    Believe it or not, the 1970s brand Legg's sells a product they call massaging foot covers and they are just the right size to not be visible IN THE LEAST. CVS, Rite-Aid, Walgreens, they can be found everywhere.

  192. sb4bdittos

    November 7, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    I bought one at uniqlo in japan last year and its still working good

  193. Doyoun

    November 24, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Vans has socks especially for their slip-ons. You know how low slip-ons are so these socks are extremely low, too. You wouldn't see them like you do in this pic.

  194. Tatia

    December 2, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    American Apparel! They come in 3 packs, too!

  195. Max

    January 6, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Online at Journeys five pairs for ten bucks. they are actually for men I love them.

  196. Charlie

    February 15, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    marc by marc jacobs make ultra short ankle socks

    I am just like you. I love no socks (I only wear tights – I am a girl..) But I fell in love with the marc by MJ cashmere socks!

    Lucky for you that You can get them easily in NYC.

    I live in MOntreal.. and I have to to south to get them =(

  197. bernard

    February 14, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    Where are those shoes from?

  198. Gio

    January 23, 2014 at 9:52 am

    ….simply terrible….

  199. Dax

    July 19, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    O dear, o dear.

  200. Anton

    September 29, 2015 at 11:46 am

    In summer I wear loafers with shorts and either wear no socks or the really short ones that land somewhere below your ankle, usually of dark colors. This when it comes to shorts and shoes, but I’m often wearing just sandals in the warmer days.

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