For years, the combo has been dismissed as a fashion faux pas of the highest order. But now, with the resurgence of Birkenstocks and Tevas among savvy menswear aficionados, the debate is officially heating up: Should a man ever wear socks with sandals? Our answer: A heavily qualified “absolutely.” Here’s photographic evidence that men can pull off the pairing—and even look awesome doing it. Behold!
A few key takeaways for socks-with-sandals success: awesomely textured or marled socks, properly rolled pant cuffs, and a good eye for Instagram filters.
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