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Old Jun 1st 2019, 2:31 pm
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Hubby will not wear sandals. Hubby’s idea of sandals is Skechers lightweight casual shoes, and yes he always wears socks.

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Old Jun 1st 2019, 2:59 pm
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Hubby will not wear sandals. Hubby’s idea of sandals is Sketchers lightweight casual shoes, and yes he always wears socks.
If that is Sketchers as in Skechers (as spelt over here) then he is in good company!

Last time I wore sandals was at army cadet camp on Dartmoor back in the '60s when I ditched the official issue boots in favour of sandals, much to the consternation of our troop leaders - guess who didn't have blisters at the end of the week!
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Originally Posted by Expatrick View Post
If that is Sketchers as in Skechers (as spelt over here) then he is in good company!

Last time I wore sandals was at army cadet camp on Dartmoor back in the '60s when I ditched the official issue boots in favour of sandals, much to the consternation of our troop leaders - guess who didn't have blisters at the end of the week!
Yup it’s the same...my bad.
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Yup it’s the same...my bad.
Not bad at all!
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Originally Posted by Lion in Winter View Post
American men wear sandals, so no. Lots of flip flops type sandals, too. Sandals and shorts is one of the ways US men stand out in Mexico and Guatemala, where they are only worn by small boys.
OK. I've never heard of flip-flops being called sandals before.
In Australia when I lived there flip-flops were called "thongs" - and I think they still are, in some parts. Which led to some interesting conversations, at times...
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Originally Posted by Gordon Barlow View Post
OK. I've never heard of flip-flops being called sandals before.
In Australia when I lived there flip-flops were called "thongs" - and I think they still are, in some parts. Which led to some interesting conversations, at times...
In Hungarian thongs are "strandpapucs" - strand being beach & papucs meaning slippers.
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Old Jun 1st 2019, 9:07 pm
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I've never cared about fashion or labels. I was with a friend once who pointed out a bloke that had unpicked the side stitching on his levis label enabling him to thread his belt through it, thus displaying the label. I couldn't believe anyone would do that. If they were that good, people could surely tell without the label couldn't they?

I do remember at school that people talked about sewing a Ben Sherman or Brutus label into their shirts. But you can't even see that when you have the shirt on.

In the UK, my clothes mainly came from Debenhams, Primark, C&A and M&S. River Island was as fashionable as I got.

But I absolutely would not wear ankle socks with any footwear if wearing shorts unless doing something sporting. At least not outside anyway. Secret socks, yes, but not ankle socks.
Depends the Levis - I get withdrawal symptoms if I'm away from my 501s too long, but anyone who can't tell Levis without the back label isn't worth considering.......

Ben Shermans were all about the back collar button, no button, no chance...... but since they belonged to the enemy tribe, I never had one.

Socks are formal attire for me - jeans with deck shoes don't need them. In Portugal I just wore my deckies into the ground on the long dog walks - then ripped off the soles and used them as mocassins until the leather wore through (the dogs didn't care).
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In Hungarian thongs are "strandpapucs" - strand being beach & papucs meaning slippers.
That's interesting...... we use strand rather than beach in Ireland too (when speaking English - in Irish it's trá, as in Trá mhór.... big strand)

I'm not going to comment on the thongs........
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Today I had to bin a pair of boxer shorts as they split after the wash. They were part of a 10 pack from Wal-Mart about 3 years ago. So I am preparing to re invest. Also just got half a dozen polo shirts off Amazon to replace some 15 year old ones that finally disintegrated. $12 EACH
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On footwear, i recently broke small toe and have been seen in jeans, white socks and back dress shoes. For comfort obvs.
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Today I had to bin a pair of boxer shorts as they split after the wash. They were part of a 10 pack from Wal-Mart about 3 years ago. So I am preparing to re invest. Also just got half a dozen polo shirts off Amazon to replace some 15 year old ones that finally disintegrated. $12 EACH
I have some stuff I brought with me from England in 2004 that I still make use of.
Some of it Cotton Traders.
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I have some stuff I brought with me from England in 2004 that I still make use of.
Some of it Cotton Traders.
I still have 2004 m&S UNION JACK undies for special occasions.
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I still have 2004 m&S UNION JACK undies for special occasions.
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Just offhand, if I can't wear my ankle socks with shorts and I can't wear them with sneakers, where can I wear them?

Those socks that you can't see when you are wearing sneakers make you look like you can't afford a pair of socks.
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Just offhand, if I can't wear my ankle socks with shorts and I can't wear them with sneakers, where can I wear them?

Those socks that you can't see when you are wearing sneakers make you look like you can't afford a pair of socks.
Who says you can’t? They’re designed to be wore with shorts.
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