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Old 08-15-2013, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Boca Raton, FL
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1. Hawaiian Shirts

2. White socks (but short ones) with sneakers

My husband will never wear #1 - he usually wears a polo shirt or a long sleeved shirt (rolled up sleeves) so that's fine.

But, he is guilty of #2 - the little white socks - ugh - trying to get him into a pair of loafers with no socks - but he complains he is a size 14 shoe and he's going for comfort.

In his 50's but could pass for younger. Not overweight.
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Old 08-15-2013, 04:48 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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Not all men wear those.
My husband doesn't (even with his size 15 shoes... don't see how shoe size is an excuse for type of sock worn).
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:51 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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I only wear those little white socks with shorts, and it's much better than shorts with sneakers and high brown or argyle socks! No socks is not an option, nor are loafers.

I only wear Hawaiian shirts when in Hawaii, when not at work it's pocket Ts, unless going out when I might wear a polo shirt.

In general, like most guys, I don't care what I look like as much as what I'm comfortable in. That goes for my feet as well as my clothes. My wife has gotten used to it, after 39 years.
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:55 PM
 
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earrings?
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Old 08-15-2013, 07:59 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Bette View Post
1. Hawaiian Shirts

2. White socks (but short ones) with sneakers

My husband will never wear #1 - he usually wears a polo shirt or a long sleeved shirt (rolled up sleeves) so that's fine.

But, he is guilty of #2 - the little white socks - ugh - trying to get him into a pair of loafers with no socks - but he complains he is a size 14 shoe and he's going for comfort.

In his 50's but could pass for younger. Not overweight.
#1. Because some guys look pretty bad with no shirt.
#2. Because your feet can get blistered and sweaty with no socks.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:00 PM
 
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Hawaiian shirts are awesome, I love the really colorful ones the best. I think they're fun. On guys. I don't wear them
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:06 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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Hawaiian shirts are awesome, I love the really colorful ones the best. I think they're fun. On guys. I don't wear them
Hawaiian shirts are great summer shirts! And the ones made out of the old-fashioned cotton fabric that's textured help beat the heat, too. They function like seersucker, they insulate you against the heat a bit. Hawaiian prints are great, but maybe I like them because I'm from a sun & surf region--California? I get vintage ones, usually; the colors and quality of the prints are usually more tasteful. Cheap design and fabrics look cheap or garish. Tommy Bahama has made some nice ones for women in the past, but few of them are cotton, most are silk, which is too hot in warm weather.

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Old 08-15-2013, 10:18 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Originally Posted by Bette View Post
1. Hawaiian Shirts

2. White socks (but short ones) with sneakers

My husband will never wear #1 - he usually wears a polo shirt or a long sleeved shirt (rolled up sleeves) so that's fine.

But, he is guilty of #2 - the little white socks - ugh - trying to get him into a pair of loafers with no socks - but he complains he is a size 14 shoe and he's going for comfort.

In his 50's but could pass for younger. Not overweight.
I couldn't imagine a more gay look than a 50 yr old guy with loafers and no socks..... LOL....

Sorry to offend, and I'm in my 40's.....

Short white socks with sneakers is totally fine... if he were wearing short black socks with sneaks...... we'd have a problem....
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Rural Central Texas
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When you say "short white socks" are you talking about those anklet type socks or crew athletic socks?

I like the Hawaiian type shirts (Carribean or Tommy Bahama) as long as they are not too garish. A nice change of pace from the Guayaberra style I grew up seeing in the 70's. I only wear them with casual slacks though, with shorts I prefer T's.

I also prefer a gray crew sock with loafers or sneakers unless I am wearing jeans, then I prefer white. I think these look much better than the dress socks with my cargo shorts. I cannot stand to go sockless except in sandals or flip-flops. The bare feet stink up closed shoes very quickly and wear out the linings much too fast.
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Old 08-15-2013, 11:32 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I love Hawaiian shirts on men and I buy mine a few every year.
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