Sandals and Socks Are No Longer Considered a Fashion Faux Pas
One of fashion’s biggest faux pas is now considered fashionable. From Louis Vuitton to Prada, wearing sandals with socks has become the latest fashion obsession in menswear for Spring 2018.
The biggest question for men though has to be: How to wear socks and sandals without looking like a total dork. It is just a trend after all. Some trends can look like ridiculous — especially in menswear, so you have to tread carefully. What is also significant about the trend is that the socks have gone through a micro revolution of their own. Socks, are an integral part of sneaker culture, and the new utilitarian trend, is making them a more prominent part of a man’s wardrobe.
The key to not looking completely ridiculous while wearing socks-and-sandals is to always keep your overall look in mind. You want to look relaxed and polished, not like a pensioner.
Givenchy Black Long Logo Socks • Givenchy • $165
Reebok Metal Cotton Blend Socks • Vetements • $95
Gucci Long G Socks • Gucci • $135
Hender Scheme Webb • $452
Dr. Scholl’s Gaston Fisherman Sandal – Men’s • Dr. Scholl’s • $49.99
Web strap sandal • Gucci • $520
Suicoke Black Depa-V Sandals • Suicoke • $225
Dr. Martens Black Gryphon Sandals • Dr. Martens • $120
SAINT LAURENT Nu Pieds rope and leather sandals • Saint Laurent • $595
Rubber buckle strap sandal • Gucci • $490
Haider Ackermann Purple Bismuth Anthracite Sandals • Haider Ackermann • $635
Dries Van Noten Leather Cutout Sandal • Dries Van Noten • $638
How to Wear Slides with Socks Without Looking Like a Tourist.
For most men, there is something completely comforting and uniquely masculine about walking around in a pair of casual slides with socks. This season there’s a laid back charm in wearing brightly colored socks with athletic or floral print slides to hit a weekend party or lounge by the pool.
The revamped socks and sandals trend has been gaining steam since last summer and has now gone mainstream. Once a staple of normcore, the combination seems highly unnatural, except in the hands of designers like Silvia Venturi Fendi, Balenciaga and a whole slew of designer in Milan and Paris who sent models down the runway wearing slides with socks.
Gucci Black Logo Knit Socks • Gucci • $155
Kenzo White Logo Sport Socks • Kenzo • $25
Vetements Yellow Reebok Edition DHL Socks • Vetements • $110
Logo Patchwork Shearling Slide Sandals • Fendi • $693
Valentino Camouflage Slide Sandals • Valentino • $295
adidas by Raf Simons Adilette Checkerboard • Adidas By Raf Simons • $130
BOTTEGA VENETA Intrecciato leather slides • Bottega Veneta • $488
Feit Tan Two-Strap Sandals • Feit • $460
GG Supreme tiger slide sandal • Gucci • $340
Spray Stripes Slide Sandals • Off-White • $170
Kenneth Cole New York Quik Sand Slide Sandal • Kenneth Cole New York • $59.97
Givenchy Polyurethane Slide Sandals • Givenchy • $295