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Does Sockless Equal Sexy?

If you paid attention to what guys are wearing in the street nowadays, you probably noticed some of them… don’t wear any socks! I don’t know what YOUR reaction was when you saw them. Some guys absolutely love going sockless

Sockless outfits are not by any means something new. They’ve been promoted for a long time now and people are either pro or against them.

The thing about them is that you instantly stand out. 99% of the guys wear socks so it’s obvious how not wearing any can draw attention to you.

Not all outfits are created equal, though. You have the formal outfits (suits, dress pants etc.) and you have the casual ones (casual pants, shorts, jeans).

There are only two things to remember about when to go sockless and I’m going to tell you each of them.

The first one is: only go sockless with casual outfits. NEVER wear a suit or dress pants without socks. Formal situations imply that the event you’re attending needs a dose of respect – so make sure you show it.

However, you can go sockless when you’re wearing:

  • chinos
  • shorts
  • jeans

Here’s the other point about not wearing socks.

Feet sweat a lot when inside the shoe. If it’s hot outside and you’re sockless, the whole sweat will be absorbed by the shoe like a sponge.

(This is one of the things socks are good at: absorbing your feets’ sweat)

This means that, after a few hours of wearing your bare feet inside a shoe on a hot day… your shoe will start smelling.

In time the smell will get worse.

So, how can you protect your shoe and still have that sockless look? You have a few options:

  • You can wear “no show” socks. These will absorb the perspiration and they’re 100% invisible to the eye (That’s why they’re called “no show”!). Here’s what they look like:
  • You can use a foot spray
  • Use some foot powder
George Lavas

George is dedicated to fashion and style for men. Based in the UK, George enjoys writing about lifestyle and fashion from both sides of the pond. George created BeStylish.org to help readers create a strong sense of style with minimum effort believing that everyone can look and feel good, all day, every day.

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