Two of the men at Esquire had a lively debate on Friday about whether socks and sandals are acceptable menswear. The answer is clearly no, but that didn't stop them from taking on the topic anyway.
The other week, after purchasing a fetching-but-sturdy pair of Swedish Hasbeens sandals, I was taken aback when not one, not two, but three different people suggested that the shoes would be "cute with socks." Is it time to take sides?
In this week's compilation of pop culture crap we've got women with acrylic toenails, Kirstie Alley remembering her coke days, and Mary Hart, who still hates Jon Gosselin.
• This poor duckling was going to be put down following an accident that left him with a fractured leg, but his owner enlisted the help of a local cobbler and ended up with an adorable corrective sandal. •
What do the words "bareback action" make you think of? In this 1979 ad for Bakers-Leeds shoe stores, these women are absolutely psyched for some bareback action. Tip: if you Google those words you will not find any sandals. (Click to see larger.) ['70s Fashion by Taschen]