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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?

Comments on "On the Street.....Navy Footies, Milano"


Anonymous Dana said ... (4:22 PM) : 

You could try uniqlo.


Anonymous Paige said ... (4:23 PM) : 

Easy! TJ's or Target.


Blogger tiffany. said ... (4:24 PM) : 

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



Blogger @timo99 on Apple Music said ... (4:24 PM) : 

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


Blogger Diary of a Peach said ... (4:24 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:26 PM) : 

Banana Republic used to have them...


Blogger Blond Panther & Louboutin... said ... (4:28 PM) : 

Excellent... ;)


Blogger Unknown said ... (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!


Anonymous Hafiz said ... (4:29 PM) : 

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


Anonymous all-in-the-silhouette said ... (4:29 PM) : 

Try the womens' sock department.


Blogger Admin said ... (4:32 PM) : 

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



Anonymous Giovanni said ... (4:33 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:33 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:35 PM) : 

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


Blogger trevor. said ... (4:37 PM) : 



Blogger Sandra said ... (4:38 PM) : 

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


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (4:39 PM) : 

I love the look too!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:39 PM) : 

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


Blogger JustNorman said ... (4:42 PM) : 

the shoes are GRAND.



Blogger Unknown said ... (4:43 PM) : 

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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:43 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Kristen said ... (4:44 PM) : 

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


Blogger Rob Moore said ... (4:44 PM) : 

Please don't - that looks terrible.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Matt C. said ... (4:46 PM) : 

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


Blogger Kristen said ... (4:46 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:49 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Not a great look.


Blogger loulabelle89 said ... (4:53 PM) : 

Just fold down regular socks.


Anonymous Pau said ... (4:53 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:55 PM) : 

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



Anonymous Michelle Belle said ... (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.


Blogger eljovendario said ... (5:08 PM) : 

anonymous just said.


Blogger Jazzbuff630 said ... (5:14 PM) : 

Nice kicks, but needs real socks.


Blogger nt said ... (5:16 PM) : 

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


Blogger Unknown said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 PM) : 

H&M usually have them...


Blogger Kristiane Weisteen said ... (5:20 PM) : 

try H&M!


Blogger Alicia said ... (5:26 PM) : 



Blogger Eryl said ... (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.


Anonymous all about fashion said ... (5:29 PM) : 

H&M ! But without socks is not bad


Blogger Robert said ... (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.


Blogger Annushka said ... (5:34 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:50 PM) : 

Falke do them in camel and black


Blogger Angel said ... (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


Blogger Andre Gorr said ... (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...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:03 PM) : 

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



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:13 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Will said ... (6:14 PM) : 

Banana Rep or J Crew


Blogger FBJ said ... (6:37 PM) : 

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


Blogger Unknown said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:42 PM) : 

Who calls them footies?


Blogger Guido Lageard said ... (6:58 PM) : 

and the shoes are edward green berkleys 202, burgundy


Blogger Bell said ... (6:58 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Matthieu said ... (7:07 PM) : 

Hey ! Could anyone help me to find those shoes ?


Blogger Robert said ... (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.


Blogger Wayward Disciple said ... (7:26 PM) : 

My idea is...don't go there!


Blogger MJ said ... (7:40 PM) : 

The Sock Man on St. Marks Pl. !!


Blogger TheHypeAround... said ... (7:49 PM) : 

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


Blogger Jessica said ... (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.


Blogger Unknown said ... (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 ..


Blogger Unknown said ... (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 ..


Blogger The Sluice Box said ... (8:25 PM) : 

Seems like the sartorial equivalent of a plastic covered sofa.


Blogger Cathy Rouse said ... (8:33 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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).


Blogger christinaooi said ... (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


Blogger RawBeautyRawSoul said ... (10:32 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:19 PM) : 

Try a golf shop - always have footies there!


Blogger J.Ro said ... (11:22 PM) : 

A. 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


Blogger Rhamier Auguste said ... (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.


Blogger AyaDnofrio said ... (11:44 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Blogger adambryant said ... (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.


Anonymous J K said ... (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.


Blogger Esther said ... (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? :)


Blogger green lantern said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:18 AM) : 

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

A recent find...


Blogger ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA said ... (12:36 AM) : 



Anonymous Lee Oliveira said ... (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


Blogger fashion for men said ... (12:55 AM) : 

uniqlo has them!!


Blogger ashley cooper said ... (12:59 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:19 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:22 AM) : 

socks, or no socks. not, kinda socks


Anonymous Sian said ... (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.


Anonymous Lena said ... (3:00 AM) : 



Blogger Pam said ... (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.


Blogger ZHENYA ZHURAVLYOVA said ... (4:26 AM) : 

elegant shoe!


Blogger creasychan said ... (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.


Anonymous Raskolnikow said ... (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 Füßlinge also in that way. So be brave and try it!
Greetings from Berlin, R.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Edith Willson said ... (5:09 AM) : 

Love the style,

Edith Willson


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:24 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:38 AM) : 

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

not feeling the 'socklets'


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:44 AM) : 

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


Anonymous amanda said ... (5:57 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:59 AM) : 

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



Anonymous Jow said ... (6:08 AM) : 

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


Blogger Nocturne said ... (6:36 AM) : 

urban outfitters has a great set of loafer socks


Blogger KC said ... (6:51 AM) : 

now this changes all my views on socks.


Blogger La Mona se viste de seda said ... (8:06 AM) : 

I love oxford shoes!!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:43 AM) : 

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


Blogger verychiclist said ... (8:47 AM) : 

I prefer no socks or long socks


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:13 AM) : 

They sell these at payless


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 AM) : 

Where do you think those shoes are from?


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:02 AM) : 

Sockless means sockless period!


Blogger styleandsubstance said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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...


Blogger Maria Ana said ... (2:56 PM) : 

This had to be italian ;)

Maria Ana


Anonymous Daviddixit said ... (3:28 PM) : 

Buy socks ! Really !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:39 PM) : 

aren't these trousers too short???


Blogger Mary said ... (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!


Anonymous John Wesley said ... (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!)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:04 PM) : 

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


Blogger André said ... (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)


Blogger Tommy V. said ... (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?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:23 AM) : 

For a no socks look try Falke invisible socks.


Anonymous AlecOJ said ... (6:45 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:29 AM) : 

I found some nice ones by Thom Browne at Bergdorfs.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

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


Blogger Romain said ... (12:11 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

Those shoes are gorgeous.


Blogger Unknown said ... (2:59 PM) : 

Nice on. I like it too


Blogger Thinman said ... (3:56 PM) : 

a great pair of shoes ruined,


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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


Anonymous Mr BERN said ... (7:53 PM) : 

Try Sock Man store on StMarksPlace

-Mr Bern


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous siteler ankara said ... (8:40 PM) : 

woww nice post thank you very much dude..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:50 PM) : 

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



Blogger Jack Daniel said ... (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...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:13 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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 ; )


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:33 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Stephan Pockrandt said ... (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.


Anonymous s.wilderness said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Blogger M. said ... (7:28 AM) : 

Very simple.....just go to H&M!! ;P


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:07 AM) : 

perfect fitting of the trousers!


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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:18 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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 with an address and I'll send you some.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous sofia said ... (6:49 PM) : 

You have to come to Portugal!!



Anonymous Rickety Rack Fashion said ... (8:55 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:48 AM) : 


millions of colors and really good prices


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:51 AM) : 

What about American Apparel?


Blogger stylites said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:49 AM) : 

I can send you some from here :)


Anonymous IMEANWHAT?!? said ... (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?


Anonymous Alex said ... (1:05 PM) : 

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


Blogger everyday a floor show said ... (4:07 PM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Male blog said ... (8:05 PM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Christian said ... (4:11 AM) : 

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


Blogger Lisa said ... (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!


Blogger davidikus said ... (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.


Anonymous Emily said ... (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!!


Blogger Donny Hubbard said ... (10:51 AM) : 

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


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:56 AM) : 

every korean wears that socks


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:05 PM) : 

this is just ridicolous and tasteless.

Please give us a breack, dear Sartorialist....


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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!


Blogger susapix said ... (6:47 PM) : 

High water pants.
Low water socks.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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...


Anonymous Luca said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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:


Blogger marmaladie said ... (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.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:19 PM) : 

Bon Marche mens' Dept Paris


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:56 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (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.


Anonymous sb4bdittos said ... (1:55 PM) : 

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


Blogger Doyawn Lee said ... (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.


Anonymous Tatia said ... (9:08 PM) : 

American Apparel! They come in 3 packs, too!


Blogger Victore B. Wildewood said ... (1:10 PM) : 

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


Blogger Charlie said ... (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 =(


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