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I was reading an article yesterday that listed the attributes that, when you're traveling in a foreign country, broadcast to the natives that you're an American, and one of the items listed is "wearing white socks". Now, you have to understand, I have no fashion sense no matter what country I'm in, including my own, so I have no idea and I have to ask: what color socks are you supposed to wear?

Please enlighten me, so that I can endeavor to not be so damned American when I'm traveling abroad. There's nothing I can do about my accent, but I can certainly try to make my footwear fit in.



Apr. 7th, 2016 12:55 am (UTC)
See, that's my problem. I don't wear skirts. I'm generally in jeans or shorts, and wearing... well, not tennis shoes per se, but I guess walking shoes? Clark's WaveWalks. So, um, blue socks to match the jeans? Or colored socks to match whatever's on top (blouse or t-shirt)? Or just black socks if you don't know what you're doing (which I don't)?

I hate fashion. :)
Apr. 7th, 2016 01:53 am (UTC)
I really don't know about jeans or shorts at all, since I only wear skirts well below the knee. I was thinking with chino type pants or something like that.

If you're wearing sandals (I have Teva Na'ot that are wonderful for walking around in), don't wear socks... that's all I can say.

I will wear black socks under boots in the winter....
Apr. 7th, 2016 06:00 pm (UTC)
Nope, I don't wear sandals. Actually, I have a pair of sandals I have never worn because I have no idea what they look good with - they seem to be a bit heavy for wearing with a skirt, and I'm not sure if they look good with shorts, but if I'm in jeans, I'm going to wear my usual shoes. Have I mentioned I hate fashion?

Maybe I should invest in a bunch of those socks like DT seems to like to wear, brightly colored stripes and whatnot. I can go with the idea that since I have no idea what the socks are supposed to match, make them not match anything at all.

Edited at 2016-04-07 06:01 pm (UTC)
Apr. 7th, 2016 06:56 pm (UTC)
Black is always fashion-savvy... or so they say! I think DT gets "day of the week socks" which have different colored toes and heels for each day, plus the day of the week to be used on the bottom! He was so excited over them...
Apr. 7th, 2016 07:07 pm (UTC)
Oh, now THAT's what I need! Perfect!
Apr. 15th, 2016 08:13 am (UTC)

I can go with the idea that since I have no idea what the socks are supposed to match, make them not match anything at all.

Hehe! Fun theme!

You are like me, I also am absolutely not interested in fashion and just wear what I am comfortable with. And usually my pants cover my shoes so it is not important, but I admit having mostly dark socks, not colorful ones.

In summer with skirts also sandals without anything. But sometimes I do wear socks in sandals (sportive sandals, not nice ones) which are almost skin color so you hardly see them, and I so don’t care. I rather have not cold feet than look good.

Here is a picture of Tom Hiddleston with baby blue socks with white dots:


I know that I hate when men in TV shows sit with their legs crossed and you can see the white leg between the end of the sock and the beginning of the pant leg that rides up. That’s why they should not wear socks but knee socks.

And here is a picture of Scott Gill, the husband of John Barrowman. A few weeks ago he posted several pictures like this, also that Scott has a full sock drawer, and a video of Scott saying I like my socks. Finally they burnt them in a ceremony, it was hilarious. Look at those huge holes on the soles!


I’m getting picked out as a German for my accent, there’s no way in hiding it. But what is fun, sometimes the Brits talk back in German. I had that at a train station once when asking for a train and platform. It was a nice surprise and the guy seemed very proud. And it was more than the usual “Good afternoon”, it was whole sentences.

There was a meme recently about “circling the wagons” and friending friends of friends. I never friended you back as I thought this would be mostly a fic journal but I would hate to miss further fun discussions like this one. So as long as you don’t mind not getting feedback on stories all the time (there’s just too much to read out there and too many fandoms) – here I am?

Would I find pictures of your UK travel if I looked further? I’m always interested in those. I also was in Edinburgh in 2014, but it was January when they had storms, heavy rain, bad floods and we picked the worst day of all to go to Edinburgh from Glasgow (where we saw John Barrowman in musical). So I’d be happy to see how Edinburgh looks like, as I didn’t see anything! I posted my grey rainy pictures a while ago, not sure if you saw them.

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