September 29, 2014


He wore socks and sandals.

Well, actually, Chris did.

We just can’t ignore the fact that we’re in love with Teva’s (again) — cut to the two of us, one in San Jose and the other in Simi Valley, California, both seven years old, wearing Teva’s, short shorts, and some sort of Nickelodeon or Goosebumps t-shirt. True fashion. And that’s where it all started. Seventeen years later, and we’ve rediscovered our love for the brand.

But, that really isn’t what this whole post is about. Oh, wait, yeah, it kind of is.

Who was the first person to decide wearing socks and sandals was a bad thing? Really, now. Maybe it was decided upon in ancient Rome. Toga + Sandals + Socks = no, no, no. “Beware the ides of March… oh, and beware of socks and sandals,” said the soothsayer to Julius Caesar, obviously ignored by Shakespeare. And Julius was all like, “Forget the first. But, let it be known, socks and sandals are totally like a fashion faux pas.” That’s a history lesson for you.

True story, though: we were at a BBQ two weeks ago, wearing our Teva’s — don’t even get us started on how good the hot dogs were that night — the fog rolled in and even though we were all sitting next to a fire pit, our little toesies started to freeze. Yes, we did say toesies.

What we needed? Socks.

Whether or not it’s a necessity for colder weather, the rule can be broken if you want. It’s the great debate, “socks or no socks?” To which, we like both answers 🙂

Lucky for us, the geniuses at Teva are partnering up with the geniuses over at Woolrich to design one (pretty awesome, if we say so ourselves) #socksandsandals collaboration (sold as a set; and up to you to decide how to wear them) available at, and select Urban Outfitters locations beginning October 14th.










Chris: Marine Layer Tee / Levi’s 511s (similar) / Teva Sandals (available 10/14) / Woolrich Socks (available 10/14) / Topman Hat (old) / Miansai Cuff

Brock: J.Crew Shirt / Fred Perry Tee / J.Crew Corduroys (old) / Teva Sandals (available 10/14) / Miansai Cuff / In God We Trust Ring

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  • John September 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    Your toesies will be perfectly warm in the fall with those toesy warmers. #socksandsandals

  • Michael September 30, 2014 at 12:45 am

    You know, socks in sandals are in Czech republic , something like sneezing on public in Japan. They are worn by men in retirement age mostly. Is it something like top bad taste. And maybe, because I was raised with antipathy to it, I really don’t like it =D

  • Rashgmaal September 30, 2014 at 10:15 am

    Sandals and cool socks is the new wave. Diggin the look guys.