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BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals

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Subject: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 05:47 AM

So here we are in late 'summer' here in UK and there's still something I don't understand. Why do men (and some women) wear socks with sandals? Also what about tights with flip-flops!!

Please enlighten me. There seem to be an awful lot of 'em in the folk world!

Sally


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Catherine Jayne
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 06:20 AM

AARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH NO!!! Fashion Police please!!!!

Cat...who doesn't understand this phenomena


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 06:28 AM

Each to his/her own. Perhaps they have really manky feet, or verruccas? And the tights-ladies might have hairy legs. Or on the other hand perhaps they just feel like dressing that way. Sartorial perversity can be fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: fogie
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 06:32 AM

I had to visit a well known playwrite, now deceased, but then retired. I always wear sandals in summer if I can, and turned up in my sandals, and he apparently told his friends that he was very unsure of any professional wearing sandals "for god's sake". I dont like the ideas of going barefoot to attend the sick, especially as I was once subjected to a display of toe picking on a ward round by a casual doctor friend, and it made me feel awkward, let alone what it did to the patients, I wear socks with long trousers, and go barefoot in shorts, depending on whether I'm working or off duty. What on earth am I discussing this for???? Got to go -- better things to do.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: kendall
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 07:17 AM

I wear socks with sandals simply because they prevent chaffing just as they do in shoes. Can't imagine why anyone would care??? Now, pearls with jeans, that is another matter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,T-boy
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 07:49 AM

I sometimes wear socks with sandals. 2 reasons: Firstly, British weather being what it is, the summer is pretty short so I might spend 9/10 months of the year not in sandals. So when I start wearing sandals again my feet don't feel that comfortable in them to start with. So I wear socks. Secondly, in the evenings, when shoes + socks would be too hot for a whole evening but sandals would be too cold. If anyone has a problem with this, and I know lot's of people think they do, then I am just sad for you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Deni
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 07:54 AM

Their comfort means more to them than what other people think?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 08:39 AM

Why would I wish to remove my socks when I am wearing sandals? What a stupid idea! I would get sunburnt feet, and that is extremely painful!
QUACK!!!!!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Stu
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:04 AM

Cos it's really really comfy.

Anyway, if it riles up the fashion police, it can't be all bad.

stigWeard


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:08 AM

2 reasons.

1. Your feet can really get badly sunburned if you don't! Of course, if you went barefoot a lot, this wouldn't be a problem after awhile.

2. The feeling of your feet sticking to the soles of the sandals is quite annoying. When you wear socks that doesn't happen.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Grab
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:09 AM

"Men"?

My wife always wears socks and sandals. The simple reason is that otherwise the sandals get all manky from the collected dead skin and sweat.

Graham.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Midchuck
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:10 AM

What Stigweard and Little Hawk said.

Also, what "Lazarus Long" (Robert Heinlein)said:

"Go to hell!" or other insult direct is all the answer a snoopy question rates.

Actually, I could reduce the three words to two...but I'll try to maintain a veneer of gentility.

Peter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:16 AM

I wear sandles about 9-10 months out of the year, because I like the way they feel. I quit when the snow falls. My feet get cold in late fall and early spring, so I wear big hairy hiking socks with them. Don't like it? Don't look. My feet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Llanfair
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 09:45 AM

All the above, plus menopausal variable body temperature and grotty feet.

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 10:04 AM

So do I, for comfort and to keep my toes warm in the early morning and evenings. In some places it is just expected that one wear socks with their Birks!**BG** I have lightweight ones for summer and heavier ones for winter.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 10:32 AM

Light blue touch-paper and retire!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Gervase
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:03 AM

Why? Because their spouses (spice?) probably insist on it, secure in the knowledge that it will render them ludicrously unattractive to potential rivals!
C'mon chaps - dare to go bare like Mad Magdelene.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Nancy King
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:09 AM

My Birkenstocks are the most comfortable shoes I own and sometimes my feet get cold without socks. As for men, well, maybe the same reason.

Cheers, Nancy


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Russ
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:10 AM

My Birks are by far the most comfortable footwear I own. If I wear socks, I can extend the sandal wearing season significantly.

In WV in the summer it is not unusual to have very hot days and cold evenings and nights in the higher elevations (like Clifftop). I always keep a pair of socks handy for such a situation. Easier than carrying a spare pair of shoes.

If it gets too hot and dry and dusty in the summer, I will sometimes wear socks for comfort and a little protection. Hotter than sandals alone but cooler than shoes and socks.

I LIKE the look of sandals and socks. An acquired taste to be sure.

Sandals and socks send a message that I am happy to send. If my sandals and socks disturb you to the extent that you avoid me, that is a good thing. We probably don't want to know each other.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:14 AM

The man, he doth protest too much!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: lostbunny
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:17 AM

Bad things about wearing socks with sandals: 1. When you walk through some mud, your socks get dirty. 2. If you have a hole in your sock, everyone sees it. 3. People ask you why you are wearing socks with sandals...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Les B.
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:20 AM

But what color socks ? And, I can't remember, what is the translation of "tights" from UK to US ?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:24 AM

I'm sorry...I just think it's an odd thing to do.

Another point; I had a friend who spilt some petrol near his feet and (like an idiot) was smoking at the time and dropped his fag. It all caught fire and melted the nylon socks to his feet and ankles. Yea he ended up in hospital looking as tho' he's been wearing shackles. Nutter or what?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Trevor
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:24 AM

I HATE SOCKS. I hate putting them back on when I'm back to work. They're itchy and scratchy and it feels like my feet can't breathe.

The only time I like wearing them is with my climbing boots but that's because my walking socks are nice and soft. Much too hot for everyday wear though. And of course, with suit, collar and tie, bare feet look a bit daft (although I have been told that I turn a pretty ankle, eh Sal!)

And I can't believe that I've been goaded by a lemonade seller of this parish into involving myself in this thread!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bill D
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:26 AM

me, I got cheap sandals (can't afford Birkies for the small amount of sandal wearing I do) and delicate feet! I finally found some socks of a color that match my sandals and my ONE pair of summer shorts, and they don't look half bad!

You want a picture? *grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:29 AM

As one currently suffering from a badly burnt calf as a result of wearing shorts and no socks with my sandals, I know why I generally wear shorts and socks. Why my feet did not burn as well, I don't know. [Yes, I did apply SPF 35 lotion. It failed me.]

I generally wear socks and sandals for the comfort. Now I will also wear them for the protection, even when I am in a canoe.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Trevor
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:40 AM

AND, Sally Lemon, I've seen you wearing black woolly tights with sandals!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 11:44 AM

In your dreams!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 01:12 PM

Trevor - You must be wearing the wrong material if they affect you that way. Socks with wool in them can be horribly uncomfortable for a lot of people. Try synthetic materials instead.

Then on the other hand, maybe you've just got hot or very sensitive feet.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Wordless Woman
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 02:05 PM

And on a related matter…For the first time in decades, and in order to survive the continual heat waves this summer, my dearly beloved (who has been eligible for the senior discount since the mid-70s) has begun wearing shorts. His choice of footwear? Sneakers. His choice of hose? Black socks. We recently attended a function in which most of the men were similarly garbed. It was perfect! I mentally titled the scene "The Geezer Brigade At The Picnic." We have managed – only just – to evade the fashion police all summer. Wear your socks 'n' sandals proudly!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 02:18 PM

"Why do people not wear socks with sandals?" is an equally relevant and pointless question.

I'd like to assume in both cases the answer would be because it's more comfortable, and the climate - but I suspect that for a lot of people it's more to do with creating the right image. Go bare to look cool (as well as chilly), go clad to piss off the people who care about these things.

I tend to avoid socks because sandals do rather leak when you tread in a puddle and socks take much longer to dry than feet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 02:40 PM

I'm like Trevor - I only wear socks with boots or the occasional dress shoe, never with sandals or sneakers. If I'm ever caught wearing socks with sandals, playing bridge, or playing golf please euthanise me immediately!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: kendall
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 04:53 PM

Another reason; at present, I have a black toe nail because I dropped a box of tapes on my foot. So, it's all someone else's fault. If they would buy the damn things I wouldn't have dropped them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: MMario
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 05:05 PM

sure, Kendall - I bet your toenail is black because you've decided to go "goth" - you rebel, you!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: kendall
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 05:13 PM

He wears tan shoes with pink shoe laces, A polka dot vest and man oh man, He wears tan shoes with pink shoe laces and a big Panama, with a purple hat band..


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Llanfair
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 05:43 PM

I think it is a matter of taste and comfort and beautiful feet.

Which raises the question.....and you know who you are....of blue toenail varnish!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 06:02 PM

I don't know about over in the UK, but over here it's still a free country.

That's why we have so many laws: If something is not specifically forbidden, than it's A-OK!

Seroisly though, what's wrong with wearing socks with sandals? The idea of sandals is to be comfortable, so if your comfortable wearing socks, do so. If not, don't. Don't obsess over what others are doing or wearing.

In short:

MYOB!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: katlaughing
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 06:17 PM

And, make them COTTON!!! Then they won't melt on your feet, nor itch!*bg*


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 06:32 PM

British "tights" = American "pantyhose", I think. We also have tights, which are much the same thing, but without the extra material here and there. Not that I'm into either, you understand.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 07:25 PM

Kendall, why are you writing about Geoff?? Now as to the subject of colour of socks where could I begin - today's were orange I think but they could have been canary (or should that be duck?) yellow or pink - no not mine stupid, Geoff's!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 08:24 PM

Now Kendall, I know a *great* jacket/dress T-shirt/Jeans ensemble that looks wonderful with pearls. :D

But I don't understand the idea that one wears socks so as not to chafe when wearing sandals. Buy the right sandals, and this need not be a worry.

As for me, I thought it as odd when Don Johnson wore no socks and dress pants.

But hey...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 15 Aug 02 - 08:42 PM

When I portray an 18th/early 19th Century sailor, I wear a red knee hi sock on the left leg and a green sock on the right, in the tradition of Chesapeake Bay watermen (Port and Starboard socks, get it?). When I am doing a pirate, however, I reverse the colors, as pirates were known to reverse their running lights to confuse their prey. That way, you'll never know wheter I'm coming or going! (just like me!) I usually wear straight lasted shoes, but have been know to wear "Ghillies", a sandal like footwear implement popular amogst the Rennies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Gurney
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 07:28 AM

Why does anyone wear sandals? Because they are cooler (thermically) than shoes. Sandals/Jandals/Thongs allow milk-white feet to sunburn. Ergo, if you don't wear sandals all the while, wear socks with them. You will also be allowed into establishments with a 'dress code.' Why does/did anyone EVER wear legwarmers??


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 07:34 AM

I say we all go BUCK-NEKKID! I love the poster that is captioned "No Shoes, No Shirt, No Service", and there's a PFP (Person of the Female Pesuasion) sitting at the counter wearing just shoes and a shirt (no pants!)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Trevor
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 07:53 AM

Hello LH. Perhaps I have got sensitive feet. In fact they burst into tears at the slightest upset.

I remember having my feet massaged/mangled/tickled by a girlfriend who was a physio. She told me that my feet were 'very articulate'. Funny, 'cos I never heard them say a word.

And, Llanfair, I wondered about the blue toenails as well. I decided it was either because it was so blinkin' parky at Squilverfest, or because of Wimmin's Night at Sidmouth. Confirmation of one or the other would be appreciated, to put minds at rest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Folkie
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 08:06 AM

When I lived in Australia I always wondered why Australian men invariably wore shorts, sandals and knee length socks, just showing about 4 inches of bare skin. After reading this thread, I've just discovered lots of reasons why!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Snuffy
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 08:44 AM

Blue again? How unimaginative to have the same colour two years running.

WassaiL! V


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: kendall
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 09:10 AM

If God had wanted us to go naked, we would have been born that way.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Trevor
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 10:00 AM

Wincing Devil - I guess you know that here in Blighty, pants usually means the under-variety (except in the frozen north)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Llanfair
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 11:03 AM

Ah, Snuffy, this year it's PEARLY!!!!!!!

Honest!!! I've SEEN it!!!!

Cheers, Bron.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 12:14 PM

If the blue polish is on the middle toes, does that mean it's the middle of the woad?

WD, do you have another pair like it at home? A friend once knitted a pair for Pete Seeger. They were soon baptized when he did his frequent Captain Leadline bit.

Trevor, I am glad you have someone to rub your feet. It is a very good thing to give as well as receive.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,mg
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 10:30 PM

why someone would wear legwarmers...if you were dressed up for work and wanted something easy to slip off once you got there..I guess to keep your legs warm..mg


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Celtic Soul
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 11:06 PM

Oh, no Vince. I have had my share of nekkid until next year, thanks. The rest of you lot can have at, but I'm done for now.

And the sock thing...it's a hoot, Vince. Very funny!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 11:10 PM

No further comment. Just a note that this is post #53 on this rather silly thread topic. Who'da thunk it? Shall we go for 100?

Mudcat Cafe - Ya gotta love it!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Aug 02 - 11:14 PM

Actually, it turned out to be #54 because Celtic Soul beat me to the submit button. But now it's 55....

unless it happens again.....


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: kendall
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 04:47 AM

with double posts, maybe it will.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Biskit
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 02:31 PM

Well! I ain't NEVER! ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: michaelr
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 04:14 PM

Right now on the radio, as I read the thread title: "Socks and sandals, socks and sandals... that's what I wear... as I hold on to your love handles... socks and sandals ain't rock'n'roll..."

Serendipity-doo-dah!
Michael


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 17 Aug 02 - 04:54 PM

Silly Thread Race Update

"Why do men wear socks with sandals?" with 59 posts is trailing "Do people steal toilet paper?" with 62 posts.
Who'll get to the magic 100 post level first?

Show your support! Post to your favorite!

REMEMBER: No gratuitous refreshes and no double posts!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 12:41 PM

I s'pose black sandals and black socks could look quite sexy?

Naaah.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Mimsey
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 01:25 PM

I swore off panythose twenty years ago, and have been wearing legwarmers in the winter ever since. I have them in many colors, to complement my wardrobe. And they're SO much warmer than those !@##$ pantyhose. I am a legwarmer supporter!

Mimsey

PS and I wear socks and Birks sandals with 'em.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Madman
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 04:25 PM

It's a naked thing

Streakers wear shoes because it makes them feel clothed

Naked feet make people feel vunerable

I.e you could walk home naked with shoes & not suffer, but not the other way round (unless you've got hard feet)

Also there's the Sarah Ferguson philosophy but that's on the X channel


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mr Red
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 06:17 PM

I had to wear sandal at school and I ain't worn 'em since AND I AIN'T GONNA NOW, OK?
Anyway I ain't never seen red ones
but if I did wear (hypothetical) red sandals I would wear red socks - 'cos I don't feel red toenails look just don't good on a man.
see ya at Bridgnorth without any sandals


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Just Amy
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 06:37 PM

My hubby has the ugliest feet (as does everyone in his family) and I don't let him wear sandals at all.

I have always wanted to know the answer to this thread but I would qualify it: Why do men wear dress socks with their sandals? I understand why you would wear ragg (cotton or wool) socks with your Birks and sport socks with active sandals and even white socks with fisherman's sandals, but those dress socks. ugh!

Just Amy (dues paying member of the fashion police)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mr Happy
Date: 21 Aug 02 - 08:34 PM

i used to wear sandals/sandles-are they the kind with handles? 9(portable?00)- but walking over wet grass then dusty streets then sweaty pub sessions made my dogs smell awful 9(even though it had no nose!- other peepol did]

these days what i find good for cool ft no pong is boat shoes with/without socks.

mr ed, i'll be wearing bloo boat shoes at bridgenorth-i've aslo seen them in red


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 22 Aug 02 - 04:09 PM

I'll have my sandals on with painted toe nails at Bridgnorth (UK). Do come and have a look!

Tee Hee

Sally


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 10:41 AM

Just to cause mischief I'm asking this again since "Zummer iz a cummin in, an' winter's (goin') gone away, oh"

#8-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Col K
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 11:30 AM

Trust you to stir things up again Sally, and here was me thinking that you were becoming quieter now that there is a brighter future singing its way towards you.
Who cares anyway, does it matter, all down to personal preference.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 01:53 PM

Same answer.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Ed
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 01:59 PM

Agree with Art, Col and many others above. It doesn't matter a jot. You are the one with a problem here, Mrs Lemon.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: JudeL
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 02:11 PM

Mrs L in answer to your "why the blue toenails?" : you know who, told me the year before last, that the blue toenails started with a wedding in Australia, where several of the men on the groom's side had their toenails painted blue and he decided he rather liked it, & yes he did turn up for Sidmouth "wimmin's night" with them painted. Blue toenail's was then added to the list of fines that year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Kim C
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 05:17 PM

Men wear socks with sandals 'cause their toes is ugly. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: dick greenhaus
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 07:01 PM

"...In the summer they flock
To the beaches and docks
With their brown vinyl sandals
And black nylon socks..."

                         Winnebay-come, Winnebago
                         (Jon Campbell)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Thomas the Rhymer
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 08:27 PM

Because they don't want you to know about the dirty engine oil that's under their nails... ttr


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: anais
Date: 24 Feb 03 - 10:09 PM

oh, lord, those british men in their shorts,
black socks and birkenstocks. i thinks its
rather cute.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Troll
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 12:59 AM

Socks?

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 05:10 AM

Oh, Guest E, I haven't got a problem, well maybe I have...keeping the smile off my face!

You do what you like if it makes you happy, after all that's why we are all different. Imagine if we all wore socks with our sandals, naked toes would be scarey!

#8-D

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: catspaw49
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 06:12 AM

I see I have a couple of brethren here.........I don't wear either....ever. I only wear socks when wearing boots (and those are boot socks) and I haven't had a pair of sandals since I was maybe 5. If I had a pair of sandals, I need socks to cover them up after I shit on them. Why buy part of a shoe? Generally you wear holes in shoes but with sandals they come that way! Go tell the store you want your money back. They're kinda' like those really popular "mule-style" tennis shoes without a back above the heel......Tell the store you got screwed and demand a refund.

Socks? I figure there are several billion mismatched ones in the world......many belonging to Karen and the kids........Why add to this tragic tale of abandonment and loss? Actually, I just hate the way they feel and I got out of the habit.

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Dave Bryant
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 06:57 AM

I sometimes wear sandals to work in the summer. I can only get away with it if I wear socks. It's most unfair because the same rule is not applied to female staff.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,ivor biggin
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 08:23 AM

You sad bastards!! I dont know who to feel the most sorry? for the sock sporting chinese seaboot wearers or the sans sock same.We are on the brink of a world catastrophe,famine in the etheopia,cliff richard adding another wrinkle to his haggerd, raggerd, smug features, and all you sad, beige, ewan mcoll lovi'n motha's can bleat about this shit.

I am burning my clogs,hammered dulcimer, belt and pint mug and all my spinners albums in protest.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,hugh jampton
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 08:29 AM

Hurrah biggin!!

'bout time some one got of the godamn fence and give these smug folkies some stick!!!! 'specially like the mcall comment.
sandles, socks forsooth! a small critism,shouldnt it be "is this shit?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jim Colbert
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 12:15 PM

Oh, what the hell, I'll jump in too.

I don't wear socks with sandals, but I know folks that do for two reasons: gnarly toenails (fungus); and the sandals make their feet sweat a lot more without the wicking action of cotton socks and they smell bad!

And yeah, world catastrophe... I feel pretty much powerless about that. SO why not sock-talk?

jim


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 01:59 PM

GUEST,hugh jampton + GUEST,ivor biggin... what a sad pair you two are, that is if you are two. Me thinks you may be one big saddo. Well at least you Trolls have a names now!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 02:11 PM

Ivor and Hugh. Go Ahead, it's your property and your money. Just don't tell us how to run our thread. Go start your own.

By the Bye, it's about comfort, not fashion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Big Toe
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 03:30 PM

Might as well ask why women wear tops with bikinis. Always someone wants to spoil the fun.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Kim C
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 03:36 PM

Spaw, you obviously never had a pair of handmade socks, from a nice yummy soft yarn. :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: vectis
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 08:27 PM

Perhaps it stops the sandals rubbing the feet raw when the wearer walks some distance in their sandals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mr Happy
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 08:33 PM

do u need 2 wear a collar & tie wi' yer sandals?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 09:25 PM

This is Jenn, actually. Sometimes warm socks and sandals are right for the weather of the day is all. Our daughter knew a bus driver in Tucson who knitted his own sandal socks, and they were gorgeous, she said.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Troll
Date: 25 Feb 03 - 09:43 PM

I only wear socks (with my dress shoes) to funerals and the like and I only wear shoes when I'm forced to. I do wear boots when I'm riding the bike. But no socks.

troll


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,hugh jampton
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 01:46 AM

This is no troll asshole.this is for real,unlike you people.

I dont know who hugh jampton is but he seems to me to be the only one out there wuth a tither of sense and humour,and can recognise a wind up fron afar.

Saddo? maybe,but at least I don't take myself to seriously as you lot appear to do.

get a life you sad, sad, sad, people.This one could be a little to short.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,ivor biggin
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 02:59 AM

I dont know who Ivor biggin is but the same goes for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: JennyO
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 07:49 AM

I reckon they are the same person, and he/she is trying to wind us up. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: catspaw49
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 08:19 AM

Hey Jenny........But doncha' really have to get a big laugh out of it? I mean if this fool thinks we are "sad and have no life" for running a thread like this, just think how much worse things have to be for someone who is trolling a thread like this!!!! Hey if we're pathetic, that's got to be "Pathetic Squared!"

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 08:54 AM

Why do wimmen wear knickers when wearing long skirts, can't all have dandruff??
Oh shit, I'm in trouble now!
DARFC.....Giok ¦¬]


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: JennyO
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 09:05 AM

'Spaw, I agree! I'm having fun. Sock-it-to-me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: fiddler
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 09:14 AM

Oh why oh why and oh why again.

I'm with the insummer none at work - I carry shoes for meetings and the rest of the time depends on rain snow and temp.

Any yes guys and gals we are all sad b*st*rds but happy smiling s*d b*st*rds who take time out to peruse such a thrilling and important thread!!!!

I was told a number of times if ever I turned up in Sandals with Socks she'd leave me! I now have the ultimate weapon ;-))

But then Dms and New Rocks rule really!!!!

*Grin*


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: greg stephens
Date: 26 Feb 03 - 09:35 AM

Well I can give a technical answer to this. Till couple of years back I never wore socks with sandals, having read that this would make me sexually unattractive( I never actually did any serious research comparing success rate with or without socks, I just believed what I read).
   Anyway, then I decided to get involved in self-building a wooden house. Come the summer we were on teh woo work stage, and the big heavy stuff was done, so I ditched the steel-toed boots and moved into sandals. After on eday of walking about with sawdust between my bare feet and the sandal-soles, and with the cracks of my toes full of sweaty sawdust and opther detritus, I made the move to socks and sandals. And found them the ideal summer wear in conditions containing sawdust, sand, scattering grandpa's ashes, anthrax powder or anything similar.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,ivor hampton
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 01:44 AM

Duuuuuuuuuuuhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! really, jenny o, first prize you have just justified every thing I/we have said about you lot of pretentious thicko's.

Pathetic squared eh! Spaw, you really have got to get with the programme -I guess you are from thicksville,er I mean hicksville arkansas,do you all miss the point out there,or was you bullied at school?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Ivor biggerone
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 01:52 AM

sad sad sad sadder!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Dennis
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 11:11 AM

For Gods sake Mrs Lemon, don't you read these threads? Don't you understand that stupid, vaccuous questions like this (and unfortunately, fools like me who allow myself to be goaded into a reply) just take up space, time and the energy wasted on being wound up by you.

What is wrong with you? You go on about trolls when it seems like the fun of this for you is in knowing that people get pissed off by your stupid thread. I suppose it's a big giggle for you.

Lemon by name and by nature obviously. Grow up and get a life.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 11:16 AM

I wear socks with my sandles, the reason is that I suffer from Tinnia, which is sweaty feet, and during the hot weather, my feet sweat a lot, and because of this the leather upper in the sandle would stick to my feet and thus make them sore, and that's the reason why I were socks in my sandles.
Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 27 Feb 03 - 11:23 AM

Another thing is why certain people wear jeans with laces, were the zip should be, I think that it looks silly, supponsing you were busting for the toilet or you suddenly had diarrreha, and you had to go to the toilet quick, if wearing jeans with a zip it would be easy and with a lace it's harder, to undo your jeans, it's the same with trousers or jeans with buttons.
I prefer zips on my trousers instead of buttons or Laces.
Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,ivor hampton
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 02:47 AM

You make me have diarreha reading your facile shite.I didnt think there was any bigger dorks than that catspaw49 and his thicko chums-but hey! -suprise suprise along come a couple more.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,hugh biggin
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 02:56 AM

Well done that person dennis!!!!!!
You have just refreshed my faith in human nature.

Do not they put years on you, these people who take there sad liitle lives and every thing around them to seriously??

You will do for me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 04:12 AM

DIARRHOEA with the final two letters forming a dipthong, thought you'd know that as you seem to know everything else.
Jeez!! don't we get some dumb ass trolls on this site?
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 06:40 PM

Lol...#8-D

Surely you would be showing your intelligence if you ignored sad threads like this? I'm sure you have some somewhere.

"(and unfortunately, fools like me who allow myself to be goaded into a reply) just take up space, time and the energy wasted on being wound up by you."

Then again perhaps you haven't got anything better to do?? Have fun...isn't that what this is all about? I love up-winding!

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: catspaw49
Date: 28 Feb 03 - 07:55 PM

You're right Mrs. Lemon, but he's running low on Punch the Horse threads(:<))

Spaw


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 01 Mar 03 - 01:37 AM

Good point, Greg. As I will be spending a lot of time building boats this Summer and my feet and ankles tend to get real nasty sunburns, I will continue to wear socks and sandals. It's also nice to have anti-chafe gear on board until the tootsies get used to the annual switch to sandals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,ossonflags
Date: 01 Mar 03 - 07:15 AM

Who is taking the name of that wonderful band in vain?

This is great!!! never ejoyed reading such a simple thread before,is this what start wars?
Looking forward to the next instalment of this great thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 01 Mar 03 - 12:19 PM

GUEST,ossonflags: Yes this does seem to be fun all of a sudden, thank you Sir, Let's have a sandal fight! I seem to have lost one by the way!

Jason.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 05:06 AM

Goik, it must be great to be a smart ass like youself.

Ok I know I can't spell correctly, but unlike you I am not a smart ass bastard like your good self


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 05:08 AM

P.S.

I don't understand these people who like to use words that very few people like myself understands.
All I did was make a very simple statement, and idiots like ytou come along and shoot me down.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: winterchild
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 05:32 AM

Rudeness seems to be getting a little thick on the ground. Clog dance, anyone? (TROMP those rude lowdowns!)

I suspect that in the case of Birkenstocks, they're just so darn comfortable that folks will wear socks so they can keep on wearing them when its a little cool for barefoot sandals.

Don't mind the animal noises in the bushes, folks, they wouldn't know a lighthearted discussion if it bit them on the tail!

WinterC


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 05:52 AM

Alas Tam as it was done under a nom de plume,I did not know who it was, had I known it was you I may have replied differently.
Rgds
Goik oops sorry!
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 07:33 AM

That's ok


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 07:36 AM

And I am sorry for calling you a smart ass Bastard, apology accepted, Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 02 Mar 03 - 03:16 PM

Excuse me, if we are going to thread creep here, shall we wear socks with our slippers?

How nice to see people apologising and admitting they were wrong, btw.

sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: JennyO
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 07:35 AM

Nice warm bedsocks with fluffy slippers - wonderful around the house in winter! My feet get cold easily and I wouldn't be without them!

Jenny


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 11:17 AM

Ferrous Oxide
Giok


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: JennyO
Date: 03 Mar 03 - 12:35 PM

Que?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Trevor
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 03:58 AM

Sal,

Quote: "That's the first time I've heard that in 22 years of marriage"

" F--- off!"

BG!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the bam fraeSaltcoatsScotland
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 07:38 AM

I like wearing socks with my slippers as well.
Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 04 Mar 03 - 10:26 AM

Trev: ??? don't understand...pm me please.

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Trevor
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 04:24 AM

Sorry Sal - PM'd you already - no dig intended!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 05 Mar 03 - 05:43 AM

#8-D

xx


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 30 May 03 - 07:11 AM

refresh


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Padre
Date: 30 May 03 - 10:00 AM

Cognative dissonance??


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 30 May 03 - 11:44 AM

I'm puzzled about the whole thing. I went to Zellers, and they don't have any socks with sandals. They sell 'em separately for some reason.

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 30 May 03 - 05:59 PM

Socks help keep the bandage on the blister covered.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: EBarnacle1
Date: 31 May 03 - 08:49 AM

LLBean has sock/slipper combinations in their catalog.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mrs.Duck
Date: 31 May 03 - 09:58 AM

I used to have a pair of slipper socks - socks with a built in sole. Never wore them with sandals though!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 01:54 PM

I just bought a set of new socks. They include some bright orange ones, apple green and peacock blue.
It would seem churlish of me NOT to share them with you all, but hide them away encased in a pair of shoes! I think I shall have to break out the sandals!!!!!!!
Quack!
Geoff the Duck!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Gillie
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 07:35 PM

Ms Lemon, you've been looking at to many feet!!!!!!!!!!!!! BG


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 08 Jun 03 - 09:18 PM

Men do it to attract very pale and serious-minded women who wear Birkenstocks, have really long hair, and work in health food stores. That's why. Most of those women are lesbians, however, so it usually doesn't work too well.

(LH, ducking and running for cover, snickering in an evil fashion all the while...)

- LH


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Johnny in OKC
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 01:54 AM

Who the hell wears sandals?

"Leather boots are still in style for manly footwear,
Beads and Roman sandals won't be seen ..."

Johnny in OKC


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Gurney
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 06:38 AM

I'd forgotten this thread...
JAMES BOND wore sandals, saddle-stitched, of course, in one of the books, and in the WIndies! 'His only concession to the heat was a pair....' So, socks with sandals.

How cool is that!    Can't remember which book.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 06:48 AM

I tried wearing my sandals without socks the other day. The leather AND plasticcy bits stuck to my feet and they were uncomfortable to walk any distance in. With socks I can walk miles in 'em.

So that's why!

Steve


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: s&r
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 09:15 AM

You can wash socks more easily than sandals. Same argument goes for underwear.

In diarrhoea the diphthong is surely between the o and e. And diphthong has two "h"s.

Ain't trivia wonderful...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Donuel
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 11:24 AM

It is easier to wash socks than feet ;)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Schantieman
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 12:05 PM

Dunno about that.

You've got to take 'em off, collect the load of washing together, shove 'em in the machine (unless you're doing it the old-fashioned way), remember (a)which programme to use and (b)to put the powder in, take 'em out, search for the missing one (see appropriate thread), hang 'em up to dry, take 'em down, match 'em up & shove 'em back in the drawer.

Or you could just swish your feet under the tap.

S


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 09 Jun 03 - 12:52 PM

And if you wear non-leather sandles (such as my favorite TEVAs), you can wash them under the tap at the same time!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 05:50 AM

"In diarrhoea the diphthong"... not sure I'd fancy wearing a thong if I'd got diarr...

I'll get my loo roll!

<:0)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Doktor Doktor
Date: 10 Jun 03 - 08:10 AM

Why does no-one here admit it? This entire thread is full of excuses - worse, they're the sneaky snidey "I wasn't really looking, I just strayed onto the beach by accident" sort.

Socks n'sandals ought to be a Badge of Pride (esp with baggy-wrinkled 'Comic Scoutmaster' shorts.)
Advantages:
- Marks you out as a decrepit ole fart
- saves a lot of inane "getting to know you" chat
- stops women pestering you (useful in my case)
- keeps feet nice & cool after a summer shower
- advertises the fact that you probably sing shanties on an amateur basis

So come on chaps, time to come out & be honest. Wear them without excuse. Wear them everywhere. Work, formal dinners, in bed, golfing -
Sockpower rules!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Yo Bro
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 07:40 AM

Nuf said!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 11 Jun 03 - 12:30 PM

"Ms Lemon, you've been looking at to many feet!!!!!!!!!!!!! BG "

Actually, I can't see anyone's feet from my trailer, they're hidden under the counter! (Outside, that is!)

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Teva SAndal Lover
Date: 21 Mar 04 - 10:41 PM

If someone wears socks with sandals, take off those socks please! Wearing socks with sandals is NASTY!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 21 Mar 04 - 11:29 PM

AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

I can't believe someone refreshed this piece of crap thread!

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 08:44 AM

EXCUSE ME! ARE YOU SUGGESTING THAT ONE OF MY THREADS IS A "piece of crap " I regard that as an insult. Dare I ask if you one of these types that wears socks with yours then?

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 08:56 AM

Not only do I wear socks with my (Teva) sandals, but I plan to continue to do so as long as it is 35 degrees when I leave the house in the morning. Besides, herself made me a neat pair of Turkish socks to wear with them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 09:27 AM

It's currently 40° F here and I'm wearing $5.00 piece of crap rubber flip-flops with no socks.

Enlighten me. What are Tevas? Are they the current thing to wear? Are Birkenstocks passé? More importantly, do they cost more than $5.00? If they do, I can't afford 'em anyway.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Jim Knowledge
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 10:07 AM

I `ad that John the Baptist in my cab the other day and `e only `ad sandals on `is feet. I said where`s yer socks? `e said `e didn`t `ave em on for religious reasons. I said what are they then? `e said cos `is socks are more "`oley" than righteous!!
What am I like?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 11:02 AM

Yes and no.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Sttaw Legend
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 11:07 AM

Stops them biting toe nails.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 12:28 PM

It occurs to me that the heading of this thread would sing well to Deutschand Uber Alles:

Why do men wear socks with sandals
Naked feet we love to see;
Toes though nude will cause no scandal,
Strip them bare and set them free.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 12:44 PM

LOL

At last, a song for feet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 02:43 PM

Up to the knees I'm naked
Up to the knees I'm naked
I've got no clothes.
Upon my toes,
All prud'ry, I forsake it.
I walk about with me toes all dangled out
And the girls all goes with a strangled shout
"What a bold and a brave new-fangled tout -
Up to the knes he's naked."


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 06:15 PM

I never could understand the logic of this so I asked a male of my acquaintance why he wore sandals. His reply was that his feet got hot. When asked why he wore socks, his reply was that his feet got cold.

Men!!!

Personally, I wear sandals about 90% of the year - I've even been known to go out in snow and frost in sandals.... I guess I just have hot feet.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: mike the knife
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 07:26 PM

Have a couple of photos of my ex-pat days in Germany wearing Birks & a pair of thick, hand-knitted socks made by a girlfriend. Was all day on my feet & it sure felt good. When everybody else was grumbling about their feet hurting, I was still in good shape.
Sadly, the Birks are no more & have'nt been replaced- and the socks are well beyond the point of wearing anymore- doubt that 'look' will ever be duplicated.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 07:40 PM

I had a hip replacement four years back. I found that shoes restricted some movement when I walked. I wear sandals 100% of the time. When I teach, I have to 'dress' (normally, I'm a t-shirt, shorts and sandals kinda guy--mostly, I like to be comfortable (actually, I'm a natural slob)), so I wear black socks. Only time I wear shoes is for weddings, grads and funerals, and I wear boots for firefighting and rescue work.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 08:21 PM

AW MAN!!! I wanted to refresh the "Why do People Steal Toilet Paper" thread as a companion in pointlessness to this one and maybe even resume the "race of the stupid threads", but it's CLOSED! Damn! I guess I could ask Joe to open it back up, but I'd probably have to come up with some reason besides "because I'm an asshole and I wanna mess with people's heads".

Maybe I'll just start a new thread called "Why do men wearing socks with sandals steal toilet paper?" Nah! It won't all fit in the Subject field.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 22 Mar 04 - 08:55 PM

Jaysus, Bruce, I always gave you more credit than to ask a reslly numbnuts question like that! They steal the toilet paper to stuff their bras. Why else? Sheeeeit. You will never know how disappointed I am. You just plummeted from my top ten list of smart people to at least number seventeen. C'mon fella, get a grip.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,ivor bigginin
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 02:39 AM

I don't believe this !!!!!!!!! you purile pricks are still on with this shite.Have you lot of saddo's no self respect?

Who really gives a flying fuck about socks in sandals.

Do us all a favoure, take up bunjy jumping.preferably with the rope tied round your collective smug necks.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 07:04 PM

Did we get round to discussing the related, but distinct question, "Why don't men wear socks with sandals?"


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 07:15 PM

That one isn't too difficult, but how about the habit of men not wearing socks with shoes? I don't mean gym shoes, sneakers, or whatever you want to call them...I mean hard leather dress shoes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 07:46 PM

They are closet masochists.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 08:06 PM

Men not wearing socks with shoes? Well, as you said, Art, it's okay to not wear socks with athletic shoes. It's also okay to not wear socks with deck shoes like Sperry Topsiders, right? Well, are Topsiders really that different from loafers like Bass Weejuns? Not really. So then, it must be all right to wear Weejuns without socks. But Weejuns are for both casual and dress wear. So, if it's okay to wear Weejuns without socks it must be okay to wear wingtips without socks as well.

See? It's totally logical. Spock would approve.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 23 Mar 04 - 08:47 PM

Yeah, but you live in Flo-ri-da, Bruce.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jeanie
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 05:11 AM

To add a little historical corroboration, the wearing of socks with sandals goes back a long way. Take a look here at two gentlemen modelling a style of footwear found in the North Germanic peat bogs of the first few centuries A.D.: These gents have style !
You will see that even then, the wearing of leg and foot covering under the sandal was optional. But claim your heritage in full, 21st century gents, that's what I say !

For a more detailed history of the sock, look here:
'Sock it to Me - A Brief History of Socks'

Finally, here is a fragment of a letter from home in Italy, sent to one of the Roman soldiers stationed at Hadrian's Wall, which is one of the 'Vindolanda Tablets' - inked messages on thin slivers of wood which are a wonderful source for social history, discovered by archaeologists some 30 years ago. (They are all online now, and make fascinating reading):

"I have sent you two pairs of socks from Sattua, two pairs of sandals, and two sets of underwear."

Keep up the Romano/British/Germanic tradition, gents !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jeanie
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 05:16 AM

Trying to make that first link to the Peat Bog Fashion again:
These gents have style !

Look forward to seeing this attire at the summer festivals !

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,noddy
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 08:00 AM

Why not?

And whats wrong with navy and black together or pink and red.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mooh
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 08:46 AM

Style and fashion police piss me off. What's the big deal? The bigger problem is baseball caps in church! Oh brother...

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 11:09 AM

Naked from the socks up.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 24 Mar 04 - 11:20 AM

The shoes in that photo Jeanie linked to certainly look like they might be the precursors of the tongueless wingtips the men at Scottish festivals wear along with their kilts.

By the way, if you didn't already know this, the holes in wingtips did once serve a function. They allowed water to drain out more quickly when one had to walk through water. In modern wingtip dress shoes the holes only go through one of two layers of leather, but they used to go all the way through.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,OTC
Date: 26 Mar 04 - 12:06 PM

Why not , I do wear socks and sandals all the time, besides there is a wonderful dress sandals ade by very well known designers so why not? out for dinner dressed in black trousers ,nice shirt and black socks with a paur of dress sandals look pretty cool. I think it depends much on the whole look of a man, some men look cool in sandals and socks others don't. I even was told by a babe thats it is a very manly look :) . I even wear socks and flip flops , check out that site www.flipflopsocks.net , the world is changing.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Paul Winter
Date: 15 Apr 04 - 03:46 PM

Wearing socks with sandals? To me that is uncomfortable I hardly wer socks in my shoes aw well, and I never wear socks wih sandals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: MBSLynne
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 10:17 AM

In Western Australia it was always the way to spot the Poms.

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 10:50 AM

Well there you are!

#8-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 02:21 PM

Hidden secret message below!

Let it be known to all concerned that this thread

"Why do men wear socks with sandals"

has been awarded the distinction of being

THE STUPID THREAD THAT WOULD NOT DIE!

and should be held in the highest esteem by Mudcatters everywhere.


If you don't know how to read hidden secret messages PM me. Or better yet, PM Amos and waste his time.

Bruce


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 04:11 PM

Or read it here:

Let it be known to all concerned that this thread

"Why do men wear socks with sandals"

has been awarded the distinction of being

THE STUPID THREAD THAT WOULD NOT DIE!

and should be held in the highest esteem by Mudcatters everywhere.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 04:38 PM

Gee...gosh...but if I wuz smart enuf to change th'font color to whit, I wuddint be werin' soks wit' my sandels...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: steve in ottawa
Date: 16 Apr 04 - 04:54 PM

Because they remembered to wash 'em.

I can't believe I read through this thread. Jeanie made the best points. Wow. It's done. I'm through! Free! Sock/sandal educated. Kind of humbled.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Ron
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 08:40 AM

I wear sandals and socks to knee, because this brings me the memory when i was schoolboy,it makes me feel more disciplined/a real boy.
mu mpm insisted on this style for us boys in the past, and just i want to continue to please her.

ron


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jeanie
Date: 20 Apr 04 - 12:29 PM

Why, thank you kindly, Steve in Ottawa. I'm pleased to see that the people of Canada are honouring the traditions of their Romano/Briton/Germanic ancestors from over the seas !

Ron: don't forget that Threadgold's Thoroughgrip Garterettes are just the thing for that truly smooth effect.

- jeanie


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,melanie
Date: 03 May 04 - 08:09 PM

Interesting thread... i'm glad i found it. Even though this thread is directed at men wearing socks with their sandals, I no longer feel like the sole fashion-offender (or offender-ette) for wearing socks with my Birkenstocks. :o) So comfy! And i always coordinate my socks to my pants, so perhaps that lessens the gravity of the fashion crime a bit... ya think?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: dianavan
Date: 03 May 04 - 09:26 PM

I'm writing this while my feet are wrapped snuggly in my Birks for two reasons: 1) Its cold outside today 2) Even if it were sunny, my toenails aren't polished.

Further to this discussion I would like to add a few thoughts.

When I was visiting my mother, a brought along a friend who was wearing blue fingernail polish. Mom said, "Nice friend but I hate the nail polish." My friend said, "Wait til it starts chipping. Maybe she'll like that better."

Men should invest some money in a pedicure. Women like that. It looks like you actually take care of yourself.

Tevas are great for the summer. Saltwater doesn't hurt them and its much easier to get into the water when there are lots of rocks, oysters and barnacles. You can also walk comfortably in them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,lafemme
Date: 06 Jul 04 - 03:43 PM

Gentlemen, is you need to weak sox to cover your feet, please complete the look and wear closed shoes. Sandals do not warrant sox under any circumstances. Geek City!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,socklesshunk
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 02:12 AM

Some guys who have bad-looking feet(esp. nail fungus or corns) want to cover them up, but wear sandals at the same time. But, I have nice-looking feet and I don't like to wear socks with sandals. Even with regular shoes (example: deck shoes), I like to go sockless! I give Ms. Lemon credit for wanting us men to be sockless when we are wearing sandals!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: s&r
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 04:17 AM

I can't see anything wrong here


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: s&r
Date: 12 Jul 04 - 05:44 PM

look at the link above - it answers all the questions


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 12:12 PM

puh-lease sandals with socks look so funny it just doesnt look right well, if you are someone who has let go of your looks, then no comment, but man there is no way id wear sandals with socks, hell i already dislike sandals as is


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,GROK
Date: 30 Aug 04 - 11:00 PM

That has to be the definitive photo essay on socks and sandals. Not a gauche picture amongst the lot. Excellent link.

However, I think many men wear socks for one of two reasons:

1) They actually paint their toe nails on Friday nights

or

2) they don't.

Oh, the shame of it all.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: s&r
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 11:13 AM

Is wingtip American for brogue?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: freda underhill
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 05:58 PM

I am glad to see this thread again. i spend a lot of time wondering about this and look forward to finding THE ULTIMATE ANSWER on this thread. (and are they long socks or short socks, and why?)

freda


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: katlaughing
Date: 31 Aug 04 - 08:55 PM

s&r...not what I'd think of as brogues. They're more of a dress shoe...fancy dance shoe, sometimes as this pair at ebay might be:-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,GROK
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 02:40 AM

I GOT IT. I GOT IT! I GOT IT?

"Men wear socks with sandals to keep their feet warm."

DID I GET IT?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: s&r
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 02:47 AM

Thanks Kat - do they have to be two tone - except for that I would have called those shoes brogues (because of the piercings)

Stu


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 08:21 AM

198


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 11:05 AM

199


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 11:06 AM

200. You can't say I didn't give you a chance!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Cluin
Date: 01 Sep 04 - 11:20 PM

So they can have something to take off later by the pool to feel sexy.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,GROK
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 01:12 AM

Men wear socks with sandals because when they wear pantyhose, people laugh at them.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: el_punkoid_nouveau
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 02:58 AM

Probably the main reason for men wearing socks with sandals is that their mothers brainwash them into wearing socks and shoes at all times. Then their wives moan about them wearing the d*mn things!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Dave Hanson
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 07:52 AM

ced2 wears socks with sandals, dork.

eric


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 02 Sep 04 - 08:31 AM

I haven't got any socks with sandals on. Is there something missing from my wardrobe?

:D


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,David Beckam
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 12:25 AM

because when we doing sex we should wear socks with sandal....that make our girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband does'nt suck our foot/toes....out foot and toes full of bakterias.....just like underwear....scared our girlfriend/boyfriend/wife/husband suck out private part so we MUST WEAR UNDERWEAR OR SOCK WITH SANDALS !!!!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 07:55 AM

You have a legitimate point there, David, albeit expressed in a somewhat unorthodox manner. But I still think socks with sandals looks dumb. So, to make sure my toes stay nice and bacteria-free for sucking purposes, I wear condoms on them when I wear sandals. I prefer the brightly colored condoms. Different color for each toe. You can use kiddy balloons for the little toe if a condom is too big.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Layah
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 11:31 AM

I know a guy I've seen wearing socks with sandals when it was 0 degrees Celcius outside! Sure it would be even more crazy if he was wearing sandals without socks, but why not shoes? Oooh the cold feet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 01:02 PM

Well, here we are back in the almost-Spring. The outside temperature here is up to the low 60s, the sun is shining, and I am wearing my red and gold Turkish socks, knitted by my best beloved, with my sandles. If you don't like it, feel free not to look at my feet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bill D
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 01:11 PM

I don't wear socks with sandals when I am being photographed for a men's fashion magazine....otherwise, it all depends on comfort.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bunnahabhain
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 03:41 PM

What else can you wear with a kilt when it's hot? Hard leather shoes for a week are not comfortable, so sandles are it. I've done it in Germany in the summer a couple of times. Or is it allowable in Europe?

Bunnahabhain.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Don(Wyziwyg)T
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:09 PM

All of the above.

Plus, the same reason dogs lick their balls.......Because they can!

DT


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Layah
Date: 11 Mar 05 - 08:15 PM

You could take your kilt socks off and wear sandals, even less hot that way. I just don't understand why you don't just wear sandals without socks. That's what I do whenever possible. I have been known to wear socks with sandals on very rare occasions, because I don't like shoes I tend to wear sandals as it starts getting too cold for them, and carry emergency socks in my backpack in case it turns out to be colder than I expected. But low 60s is plenty warm enough to wear them without socks. It hasn't been warm enough here in Edinburgh to wear sandals (or a t-shirt) since I got here *pout* Sometimes I wonder why I bothered to bring sandals with me. Probably because I didn't really beleive it could be this cold all the time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 20 May 05 - 08:15 PM

Roman conquerors had woolly socks

And they wore them with sandals. See the picture on thta kink of a carving that has just turned up near Darlington in Durham.

Another verse for the Gladiator's Song please!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: number 6
Date: 20 May 05 - 08:26 PM

Oh man ...... I just can't respond to this one !!

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 20 May 05 - 09:07 PM

I wear sandals all the time except when I'm in bunker gear and on the odd winter day when the snow is deep. After the hip replacement, I found that shoes forced my leg into an uncomfortable position and began to hurt my hip. I work in a school. It seems that women can walk around with their toes showing but not men. It is a form of discrimination (against men) with which I am not happy, and I will be contesting it in the beginning of the new school year. I'll let you know what happens.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Tam the man
Date: 21 May 05 - 11:26 AM

I believe that some people get laughed at because they wear socks with sandles, maybe they have problems with their feet, like I have, I just can't wear sandles without socks, because after a while my feet hurt, and I end up getting blisters.

So go on laugh at the sock/sandles wearers now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 21 May 05 - 12:59 PM

Veni, vidi, socksi...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Hand-Pulled Boy
Date: 21 May 05 - 04:12 PM

Ha Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ah aahh haaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 21 May 05 - 06:18 PM

Socks it to me!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: SINSULL
Date: 22 May 05 - 02:38 PM

Gordon Bok walked on stage in dark socks and sandals at the Chocolate Church and they distracted me the entire night. Damn Mudcat!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: number 6
Date: 22 May 05 - 08:30 PM

I will respond to this thread .... I confess I am one of those who wears socks with sandals .... why, I really dunno.

Bruce ... some trivia here ... do you know where the first expression of 'sock it to me' was used. Sammy Davis Jr. at the acadamy awards in '67 (or was it '68) is not the answer.

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: JennyO
Date: 22 May 05 - 10:35 PM

First time I heard "sock it to me" was in Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In. Judy Carne was the "sock it to me" girl.

As for Gordon Bok - he can wear anything he wants as far as I'm concerned - just as long as he wears it in Sydney again soon!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: freda underhill
Date: 22 May 05 - 10:42 PM

sock it to me

sock it to me! spoken by the English actress Judy Carne who became known as the Sock-It-To-Me Girl on _Rowan and Martin's Laugh-In_ (NBC-TV, 1960s [Jan 22, 1968 - May 14, 1973]). She would appear and chant the phrase until -- ever unsuspecting -- something dreadful happened to her. ...
The actual phrase was taken from a hit record entitled 'Respect' (1967) recorded by Aretha Franklin, which featured a chorus repeating 'Sock it to me' quite rapidly in the background. The phrase 'to sock it to someone' originally meant 'to put something bluntly' (and was used as such by Mark Twain). Black musicians gave it a sexual meaning, as in 'I'd like to sock it to _her_.'
From _Dictionary of Catchphrases_ (1995) by Nigel Rees
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sock it to me
1. Let me have it
2. Say what it is you have to say
Fom _Flappers 2 Rappers: American Youth Slang_ (1996) by Tom Dalzell
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"Well, observe the difference. You pay eight cents and four mills, we pay only four cents."
I prepared, now to sock it to him. I said: "Look here, dear friend, what's become of your hige wages you were bragging about a few minutes ago" -- and I looked round on the company with placid satisfaction.
From _A Connecticut Yankee in the Court of King Arthur_ (1889) by Mark Twain


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 22 May 05 - 10:42 PM

First I ever heard the term was on Rowan and Martin's "Laugh In" back in the late 1960s. BUT, I figured you had a surprise in store and indeed you do. Wow. I didn't know that. Neat piece of trivia--not that it's trivial.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Soxer
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 08:56 AM

Lots of men wear the combination of socks and sandals. Check out the pictorial evidence here www.sandalandsoxer.co.uk

Better still, send in your own pictures, who knows you might make soxer of the week.

Keith

the web sites author


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: gnu
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 10:44 AM

Keeps the skeeters from bitin' yer toes.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 03:42 PM

The real thing that shakes sensitive souls up is when men wear shorts with woolly socks and big brown boots. Sensitive souls are funny creatures about things like that.

Brahn boots, I arsks yer...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 03 Jun 05 - 03:50 PM

Today I am wearing black socks with sandals. Dark green shorts and a green t-shirt. To enhance the look I have chosen to wear a blue jacket--bright, yet understated. It's a fashion statement for me. Yep. Besides, the only colour socks I own is black. That way I don't have to fart around trying to 'match' the correct colours. Wash 'em and put 'em on a shelf. Any two I grab will work as a pair. BUT, I do hope I am not in an accident today. My underwear is pink. A leftover from the wash with bleach and a brand-new red shirt. Who knew bleach does that? Sheesh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 06:00 AM

A long-running thread, like a long-running play, should have a snappier title.
How about...


















No Socks Please We're British?

Nigel


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,McGrath of Harlow
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 02:00 PM

Surely you mean "No socks please, we're not British"...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: number 6
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 02:05 PM

I think it should be "socks please we're Rumanian"

sIx


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: annamill
Date: 18 Jun 05 - 03:42 PM

My Mom spent the growing up part of her life on a farm in South Carolina with her sharecropper Daddy and Mommy. They had an outhouse and a pump in 1950 thru 1955 when we used to go visit. Gramma used to walk out of the frontdoor, grab a couple chickens runnin' around, wring their necks, scald off the feathers, and cook 'em for dinner.

Did we EVER where shoes? No! Well, Sunday go to meetin' maybe. I don't remember tho.

Back up East, we wore shoes to school cause we had to. At home, never. Mommy always said the best thing for your feet was nothin'. Turned out later, she was right, with Earth shoes and all. I have perfect feet. Wide, but perfect with good strong arches.

Now, to the point. Since I've grown and the ways of the deep South aren't tolerated anymore (that in someways is real good), I'm forced to wear shoes. Most of the time I wear sandals, sans socks. As close to how I grew up as I can get. BTW, I never wear any kind of shoes at home. Only when I go out.

The concept of wearing socks AND sandals is just beyond me and it has nothing whatsoever to do with fashion.

NAKED FEET FOR AMERICA!!

Of course, during the sixties I developed the deepfelt concept of the "do your own thing", "to each his own", "whatever turns you on" type of thinking.

So, to those who wear socks with sandals, RIGHT ON!

Love, annamill


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 05:46 AM

If David Beckham started wearing socks with sandals it would be men who don't wear socks with sandals who would be mocked.
For our US friends, David Beckham is an English footballer who is regarded as a 'fashion icon'(or, possibly, was, a few microseconds ago) by those with limited intellects and no opinions of their own - just substitute an equivalent American name.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Sooz
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 05:52 AM

Mcgrath - I saw Oaklet dressed as you describe on Friday!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 03:01 PM

It's a funny thing about style, but sometimes I think it is - almost -totally subjective. For example: -jeans ! I bet there will come a time when people will wonder what the heck people were doing wearing workmen's clothes and thinking they were stylish! BUT, my favourite " bad taste" style has got to be " Doc Marten's" boots - on women.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bill D
Date: 19 Jun 05 - 03:34 PM

well, I spent many years working in jobs where sandals and/or bare feet were either forbidden or downright dangerous! Consequently, I never developed the habit and calluses to go barefoot...nor did I ever need sandals much. But now, I find that my right foot seems to be getting sensitive in its (my) old age. So, I went out and bought TWO good pair of sandals last week, one open toe, one black pair closed toe which really looks quite good WITH socks....and besides, I just received 3 pair of socks with Tasmanian animals on them...and what better way to show them off!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Michael
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 07:23 PM

I think men who wear socks with sandals, they have ugly feet... And when I say ugly, I mean, toenails that are not that attactive to look at, some men have a problem with toe fungus and have a toe fungus will totally mess up a man's toenails and feet if not cared for... And some men are just the kind of men who don't care for others seeing their feet at all.. As for myself, I love showing off my feet and wearing sandals in the summer time...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 07:28 PM

How INteresting.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 09:21 PM

Well, I guess it's better than wearing a weenie bikini and showing off your ass cheeks in the summer time.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 Jan 08 - 09:50 PM

That depends...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 04:18 AM

Socks and sandals - or scandals according to Dr Graeme Garden on a recent edition of I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue... Well, I confess to this being my normal choice of footware, but only in the winter months, and only when wearing my Dr Martin boots seems a tad extravagent. Comfort's the thing here; comfort and convenience indeed, as with most things in life.

And since when were folkies ever so shallow as to be hung up on fashion? One would have thought the folk world the very (nay, perhaps the only) place a chap might wear scandals without drawing comment.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Michael
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 06:44 AM

Whilst I am not going to trawl through the whole thread, I am sure it's been said before at least once: To keep our feet warm! Bleedin' obvious I would have thought.

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mr Red
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 07:50 AM

blisters?

Its a man thing, wimp thing, and if you don't wear your warm socks you might catch a cold or worse - man 'flu.

Now why do women like sandals? they slip, slide and yet still people dance in them. Give me something that stays on the foot. Bugger fashion. Call me an engineer but even if they are red I prefer trainers - or Crocs at least. Function over form every time.

Well I remember breaking a foot bone polka-ing to Peeping Tom. Mind you I didn't feel a thing. It wasn't my foot. And I wasn't the one wearing inappropriate footwear that could slip half off an self-tighten in the process.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: PoppaGator
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 12:16 PM

Alan Toussaint, legendary New Orleans pianist/composer/producer/hitmaker, who drives a gold Bentley with a "PIANO" Louisiana license place, ALWAYS wears sandals over socks, even with a tuxedo.

Go figure.

I've never had the nerve to walk right up and ask him why.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: frogprince
Date: 24 Jan 08 - 12:40 PM

Definitely "better than wearing a weenie bikini"


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: frogprince
Date: 25 Jan 08 - 08:40 PM

Well, I guess I killed that thread...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: goatfell
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 03:13 PM

The reason that I wear socks with sandals that my feet sweat, and they start to stick to the sandal and that I find it very sore.

Tom


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 26 Jan 08 - 03:23 PM

"Why do men wear socks with sandals"

Why would anyone care?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Stringsinger
Date: 27 Jan 08 - 12:44 PM

you want to be comfortable but the weather outside is too damn cold. So woolen socks with sandals is the best of both worlds, inside and outside.

it's not just a fashion thing. It's practical.

Frank (who wears socks with sandals unapologetically).


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From: Gurney
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 01:45 AM

Just came back from the Auckland Folk Festival, where I wore socks and sandals all day.
The weather was superb, very hot sunshine. Too hot for shoes.
My feet are untanned, I wear boots to work.
I have had sunburned feet in the past, from wearing sandals on my lily-white plates, and besides the current wisdom of never getting sunburn because of possible future trouble, I couldn't then wear boots for several days, and so couldn't go to work.

As I pointed out way up there, James Bond sustituted sandals for shoes, -'his only concession to the heat'- in Jamaica, so who is the sophisticate who is more stylish than him?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mooh
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 08:19 AM

Why do they wear underwear, neckties, cologne? Whether it's more sanitary, stylish, or image consciousness, what does it matter to anyone but the wearer?

There should be a socks with sandals club, so that all such folk (like me) can gather and discuss their preferences. You know, sock colours, fabrics, sandal types, closures...I forsee a socks with sandals TV network, shops, magazine...

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Gurney
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 02:52 PM

Since zip flies, Mooh, there is a VERY good reason for wearing underpants.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Peace
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 04:25 PM

You got that right, Gurney. Been there, done that, got the, well, never mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mooh
Date: 28 Jan 08 - 09:34 PM

Gurney/Peace...I just looked down, and maybe you're right. I'm not sure whether to hang in there, or let it all hang out. Maybe socks should come with a spare.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Forde
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 02:43 AM

Seperates me from the riff-raff! - Jolly decent sox as well!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Rog Peek
Date: 29 Jan 08 - 04:04 AM

Blokes look bloody daft in sandals anyway, wouldn't be seen dead in them, socks or no socks!

Rog


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,barefoot
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 12:28 PM

no sox with sandles sox are for shoes only


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: John J
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 08:14 PM

This is all very.....er, interesting.

John


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Nickhere
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 08:17 PM

No-one in the medditerranean (apart from British and Irish tourists) wear socks with sandals. They roll tehir eyes and grit their teeth when they see it. But each to his own.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: bobad
Date: 01 Feb 08 - 09:20 PM

Doesn't it defeat the purpose, kinda like wearing longjohns with shorts?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Gurney
Date: 02 Feb 08 - 02:51 AM

Well, Bobad, I used to work with a guy who insisted on wearing boxers with shorts. Long-johns would have been prettier, really. Really. This was in the days of stubbies.
Sandals are cooler (thermally) than shoes, and sunburn on your feet is not to be recommmended. Also, socks make shoes that you are not used to wearing much more confortable.

Some years ago, a young lady commented rather unfavourably on my dress sense. I pointed out that I would not take sartorial advice from someone who wore leg-warmers.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 02 Feb 08 - 01:55 PM

Apart from anything else, it's a good way of showing off ones choice hosiery, such as the colourful sunflower socks my wife bought from Wallington Hall in Northunmberland one glorious spring day a few years back that turned out a bit nippy. I wear these as a matter of course now; in fact, I regard them as my lucky socks because every time I've worn them to a singaround, I ne'er forgot a word!

And there's Floella Benjamin telling tonight's bedtime story on CBeebies - the perfect end to a perfect day.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,socksguy
Date: 23 May 08 - 07:03 PM

Pretty stupid question and a really simple answer? Cold feet. And what do you care. Are you part of TSA or some foot police organization. I used to wear wool sock with sandals. Remember the tire tread sandals? It was in Austria in the dead of winter, about 20 below. They ski pretty nicely as well. Here in northern CA in the early spring and late fall why not?. Of course you tuff guys (and gals) with hair on top of your feet probably don't have this problem.
So if you are so tuff, why are you wearing shoes or sandals at all? I suppose you want everybody to be just like you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 23 May 08 - 08:06 PM

No-one in the medditerranean... wears socks with sandals

Well of course, if you are in the Mediterranean the socks would be bound to get wet.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: EBarnacle
Date: 23 May 08 - 11:17 PM

Just make a statement. Wear what you will.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: The Villan
Date: 24 May 08 - 05:26 AM

To make sure everybody knows they are from the UK.

A bit like wearing a white handkerchief on their heads on the beach or being a morris dancer :-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 May 08 - 05:53 AM

I am wearing socks with sandals right now. In Canada. And you can't stop me. ;-)


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Frank
Date: 24 May 08 - 05:49 PM

Toes can be eaten by insects such as fleas or mosquitoes. Socks afford some protection.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 24 May 08 - 06:04 PM

Now that the May is out, I have cast my clouts - socks included.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: goatfell
Date: 25 May 08 - 05:32 AM

these people that wear their shoes,slippers and sandels without socks when they take these things off their feet their feet and footwear are both stinking really rotten that's why I wear socks with mt footwear to stop the smell from annoying you.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 May 08 - 11:25 AM

Dead right. Socks are needed as a daily sweat barrier and collector.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 May 08 - 11:52 PM

I'm wearing sock with sandals.

Don't like it? Bite me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 May 08 - 11:54 PM

That's "socks with sandals"...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Rowan
Date: 26 May 08 - 01:33 AM

Before Cyclone Tracy hit Darwin you could always spot the blokes who were clerks (and even relatively senior) in the public service; they wore short sleeved shirts (usually sans tie and open necked), shorts and sandals with long white socks. In the tropics, this was acceptable work dress where some level of formality was required; sandals without socks was regarded as too informal.

When Darwin was rebuilt they decided to make it the capital city of the Northern Territory, which meant they had to 'lift their game' in the formality stakes. This gave rise to a situation where you could distinguish, from a distance, the seniority ranking of a male public servant. As in cooler climes, juniors share offices and, as they rise in seniority, have their own office which gradually increases in size of floor, desk, window(s) etc. Above one of the middle-ranking levels, one's seniority entitles one to an air-conditioned office. Tropical garb is comfortable when your office isn't air-conditioned but gets chilly if it is air-conditioned; in the latter case you must wear a suit which, by convention, is dark and worn with a tie and shoes.

But "professional formality" is preserved, among the lower classes, if one wears socks in one's sandals while at work in the tropical public service.

Cheers, Rowan


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 May 08 - 09:23 AM

Ever had your feet badly sunburnt? Another good reason to wear socks with sandals.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Jim
Date: 26 May 08 - 10:57 AM

I went to the Orono Bluegrass Festival yesterday and did not wear socks with my sandals. I wish I had. I can hardly bend my ankles for the sunburn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 May 08 - 07:30 PM

That is where I keep the Viagra

Art


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 May 08 - 07:50 PM

On your ankles??? What the heck are you into?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 May 08 - 07:57 PM

Inside the socks!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 May 08 - 08:00 PM

Oh. ;-D


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,colm
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 07:58 PM

i love wearing socks with sandals because i feel so happy in them and are very comfortable to wear them i wear black socks with black sandals with jeans is the best combenations
for exampel if you have a black pair of sandals the right colour socks is black / grey / navy lovey with jeans
for exampel if you have a pair of brown sandals the right colour
socks is black / brown / cream / white / nice with jeans or chinos
if you are wearing shorts and socks with sandals be carefull on what colours you go for
at some time i would like to wear shorts with black nee high socks with sandals
you have to get the two right
some time i am very shy to go out with frends as some of them can laugh and make fun of me if i have socks with sandal on
on day i was in a shop and two girls passed a comment about me look at the guy with socks and sandals on one would think it is a crime
i like going for walks with socks and sandal on
some people wear sandals with out socks i wear with socks for comfort reasions
it is very important to get a pair of comfortable sandals
the size is very important two


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Mooh
Date: 29 Sep 08 - 09:23 PM

I'm wearing socks with sandals at this very moment! Na na na-na na... Keen sandals with heavy rubber toes, great for canoeing, and ankle socks with jeans and a t-shirt. It's kinda my uniform.

Peace, Mooh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Michael
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 04:41 AM

I just don't understand this debate. As has been said so many times, 'Why not?'

Mike


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 05:29 AM

Wasn't sure if I should post here - cold feet!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Black belt caterpillar wrestler
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 07:32 AM

Sandalls don't fit my feet properly - so they rub - so i need socks - which I don't like the look of - so I don't wear sandalls.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Old Terry
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 08:48 AM

Quaint English tradition
I know!

Terry the Pom


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Bill D
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 08:58 AM

They said it looked funny with my socks showing under my sandals, so I put another pair of socks on over top of the sandals.

Now they say my socks look dirty & lumpy. You can't win!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 02:28 PM

It's a folkie thing to do I suppose. Also if you're over 50!

lol

Sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: katlaughing
Date: 30 Sep 08 - 07:27 PM

LOL, BillD!

I still wear socks with sandals...no matter what time of the year.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Wincing Devil
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 01:13 PM

I shall be in Crocs & Sox all weekend at the Getaway. Youse guuys gotta problum wit' dat?


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,goatfell
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 01:22 PM

I wear socks with my sandals because I suffer from poor feet, I find it sore if I just waer my sandals without socks, and I suppose other people do as well. So don't make a fool of other peoople's illness.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: artbrooks
Date: 13 Dec 08 - 10:38 AM

Keep my feet warm on a cold winter day, that's why - it isn't supposed to even get to 55F/13C today!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: cptsnapper
Date: 13 Dec 08 - 12:32 PM

I wear them because I've got quite a few moles on my legs, well all over really.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,erick
Date: 16 May 09 - 04:34 AM

I wear socks and sandals and i love it!! i mean what's the matter with you people i bet you have never done it, but if you do i swear you'll change your mind, wearing sandals and socks is sooo comfortable, i have wide feet and closed shoes give me hell, but sandals make me feel in heaven, sandals usually harm naked feet…. but socks come to the rescue sure is preferable to wear short socks, feel free and dont be intimidated by silly people, dont let fashion dominate you, get some control over your life


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 16 May 09 - 05:26 AM

But it looks funny!

sal


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Jack Blandiver
Date: 16 May 09 - 07:05 AM

Here I am wearing my aforementioned sunflower socks & sandals, and more besides. This was at this year's Morpeth Gathering; in fact, for this costume I won first prize and I didn't even know there was a competition!

The Green Fiddling Jingling Man

I made the mask based a sinister supporter on a Chester Cathedral misericord with a notion that certain so-called Green Man carvings are in fact depictions of Medieval carnival masks.

Otherwise, I've got through another winter with just sandals & socks; lots of rugged walks and all...


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: goatfell
Date: 16 May 09 - 07:17 AM

maybe the reason why men wear socks with sandals is they like me have bad feet or sore feet suffer from athletes foot which means when you walk in sandals or shoes for that matter you end up with sore feet, I mean thake at look at some women's feet cuts,bruises, hard dry skin bunions etc and they tell us men that wearing sandals with socks is wrong


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 May 09 - 08:11 AM

"But it looks funny!"Bare feet tend to look funny too. But in any case what's wrong with looking funny? Funny is good. It makes the world a happier place.

The good thing about not wearing socks is that when you step in a puddle your bare feet get dry a lot quicker than socks would. And the good thing about wearing socks is your feet stay warmer. So it all depends on where you are going to be doing your walking.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: GUEST,Tunesmith
Date: 16 May 09 - 10:49 AM

Of course, this is all to do with perception. We have all been told that wearing socks with sandals is un-cool and a fashion faux pas, but what about wearing socks with trainers( sports' shoes)? That seems to be all right. I remember when Doc Martin boots were all the fashion with young women, but I thought they were dreadfully unattractive! Also, jeans! Let's all agree that jeans have well passed their sell by date!


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 16 May 09 - 12:30 PM

"Sell by date" only makes any kind of sense in respect to food that is going off. When applied to anything else - music, clothes etc - it just implies unthinking submission to being manipulated by cultural entrepreneurs and sundry con-merchants.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Ed T
Date: 16 May 09 - 01:18 PM

Because they can


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Lonesome EJ
Date: 16 May 09 - 01:48 PM

I don't wear close-fitting sandals with out socks because the insole makes my feet sweaty and malodorous. I don't wear sandals with socks because it makes me look like Mr Prior, the elderly neighbor I had when I was a kid.
The solution? Flipflops. They are loose fitting and allow my feet to air. Now it's just that damn thing between my toes that bugs me.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 17 May 09 - 11:38 AM

True enough, trainers with or without socks, are generally pretty horrible looking. I think they are designed that way, the idea being that as soon as the immediate fashion passes, people are going to be eager to get rid of the old ones and that means another sale of something differently hideous.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Cool Beans
Date: 17 May 09 - 11:43 AM

Because they don't know the words. No, wait, that's Why do bees hum? Never mind.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Ed T
Date: 17 May 09 - 01:08 PM

Benjamin Bixby blog/ By David Livingstone on April 7, 2009

I'm old-fashioned. I love a Johnny Mercer lyric, "the starry song that April sings" and digging in a dictionary. Today, I'm looking for a word for my condition. Curmudgeonly, though I've been called it to my face, doesn't do it. Churlish, yes; avaricious, no. Crabbed is closer, I tell myself, owning up to the perverse, sour part of its meaning. But the mot juste, that combination of consonants and vowels that fits like a glove and cuts like a knife is crotchety, as in, given to peculiar notions "on some (unimportant) point."

It doesn't surprise me. After a career spent as a fashion writer in the company of important handbags, you inevitably accrue a few of your own tics and conceits. Over-reaction lurks around every corner; your grasp of what matters may fray; you learn to beat your gums over nothing. Don't get me started on Michelle Obama's false eyelashes.

In short, you can go on long. And I have, all by way of saying that I hope it's not just me, all quaint quirks and dottiness, who thinks that blatantly age-ist remarks have become a tad common and sometimes even try to pass as cool. Now, I haven't lost my sense of humour completely. I laughed the other day--even felt the tickle of wanting to cheat--when the cashier in the subway booth offered me the seniors' fare. But when a bright, young fashion blogger the other day asked me what I remembered from the shows that Kate Aitken was putting on at the Canadian National Exhibition in the 1940s, I had to stamp my heels.

The urge to take up the umbrella to shake it with thin-skinned hands came over me again when reading interviews with "the boys" of Project Runway Canada, carried in the March 4 issue of Fab, reporting from the frontlines of the gay scene in Toronto. In response to the question, "What is the worst fashion mistake most men make?" Brandon Dwyer answers, "Clearly socks and sandals. If your feet are cold wear shoes. Sorry Grandpa."

But Grandpa's not taking the rap. I'll forgive Dwyer for knowing zip about Saint Laurent. When he admitted that on the show, the outrage among the judges stopped just short of throwing stones, and I-- feeling contrary, which is another shade in the sky at twilight--talked myself into thinking how fresh to be so unsaddled by history.

But just for the record, it should be pointed out that any blame you want to attach to giving socks and sandals a bad name goes to Greatgrandpa. Metallic sneakers over forty, that might well be an offense you can pin on the baby boomer. But it was also the boomer who broke socks and sandals from hold of the nerd and seaside vacationer and turned the look into a new proportion.

It was already back in the 1970s, a thick pair of work socks went well with those flat, buckle-strapped, brown leather sandals that Dr. Scholl used to put out or with fisherman's styles in plastic that downplayed the hippie-ish vibe which broke out again in the 1990s. In 1998, Narciso Rodriguez brought fuzzy hose and Birkenstocks to the runway in Milan.

And this revenge of the geezers lives on into this season. In the look book for the spring/summer collection designed by André Benjamin under the Benjamin Bixby label, socks and sandals are paired with aplomb.

That Benjamin. He's a smart child. He's the one who last year promoting his line in Britain, told The Observer, "My biggest inspiration is old people. Their style is not pretentious." I'm not sure certain about that. Nor am I sure of what's worse: a slight knowledge of history or a knowledge of slight history. Then again, if we must bear the burden of the past, might as well pack as light as possible.

Items from the Benjamin Bixby line can be purchased at Holt Renfew


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: WalkaboutsVerse
Date: 17 May 09 - 01:14 PM

Alliteration.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: gnu
Date: 17 May 09 - 01:29 PM

Round here, the blackflies'd eat ya twixt yer piggies.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 23 May 09 - 08:28 PM

Boy, is that the truth, gnu. I first encountered black flies when they bit through my knee socks somewhere in New Brunswick!

As for the socks with sandals: I'll bet their mothers told them "never wear shoes without socks!"

This is amusing. Like some, I wear birkies as long as possible even in Monteral and central Ontario; socks do help when the thermometer drops below 0 - in any language. But in the NW -TOO WET. Only cotton or wool and the texture has to be just right - Boy, do I have lots of socks, trying to find ones that are soft enough. NO synthetics.


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Subject: RE: BS: Why do men wear socks with sandals
From: olddude
Date: 23 May 09 - 09:04 PM

Actually ladies, men really don't have feet, we really have cloven hoofs and we don't want you to know that.


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