High Value Mens' Shoes: What are you favorite Loafers / Drivers?

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Someone mentioned socks as I joke I think, but for real does anyone have favorite sock brands? I love socks and wear them almost 24/7 (except for showers, beach, ocean, etc). I think they are the best thing ever!

Also, I think I'm buying these because these jawns are tough:
https://www.timberland.com/shop/men...premium-6-inch-waterproof-boots-grey-a2hmk033
When I wear boots, like the Red Wings I mentioned above, I wear Darn Tough Merino Wool socks. Even in hot, humid, climates like Florida, Asia, etc. The thickness adds a small level of cushion comfort (I don't like buying insoles), and because they are merino wool they keep cool in hot climates and warm in cold climates. No sweat either. I've tried all kinds of brands and types of socks with boots, and these are my absolute favorite. Other socks are too thin so not comfortable or too thick so then the boot is too tight and uncomfortable. The socks that Red Wing sells are ok but not as great as those Darn Tough socks.
 

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i pull in 7 figs per year, i grow kneck beards and everything per launch. These fashion trends you guys are saying are awesome! I am 1 and .3/4 inches in on this launch? it is amazing! BWHAHAHAHA. My beard is STRONG! some day we might meet, that would be great. Keep on keeping on.

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I honestly think looks are super important, most dudes don't even apply moisturizer. FYI, you will look like shit when you get older if you don't moisturize. I have personally noticed that people treat you VERY VERY differently if you look better. People get positive impressions about you if you look good, have you are seen as more competent, you get away with much more, you have a higher chance of getting a job, women, not getting a ticket, people are more likely to give you money if you're begging if you look good and more likely to get better connections. I remember the story of 2 guys literally robbing a TV out of a store since they were dressed like construction workers or something I forgot the actual story. So people trust your uniform.

But I really don't agree with the fact that you have to wear a "suit" all the time.

You also don't have to constantly wear only dark colors. You can honestly get great clothing for a super cheap price if you know where to shop. Look at the price of these charlestyrwhitt.com shirts, I just checked it, they are very plain looking yet they are asking way too much for them. You could find much cheaper and better-looking shirts, you have to go to a mall and try on though I never buy clothing online.

I agree wholly with you and Ryuzaki.

Actual looks HEALTH WISE say far more than clothing.

People constantly think I'm over 10 years younger than what I am. And i see my peers. It really does say a lot. In America, we're probably one of the only countries in the world where most the Rich Are Healthy and slim/athletic and Most the Poor are Fat or Obeste.

I too keep some great lotion options. It's important to me, one of the more natural lotions. Usually which you can't find in any store though I do like Palmer's Cocoa Butter options (the cleaner ones/amazon has them). I also have Palmer's hand lotion on the desk in front of my entrance hallway, to make sure I use it before i leave.

My favorite lotion:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NFHYCT8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Every time you get out the shower or some part of your day, you should definitely have a moisturizing routine.

For other hygiene:
I love an artesenal soap I found here in Colombia that's got Aloe Vera in it with some peppermint. Really good stuff.

I keep an anti-bacterial soap for body because I found out living in the Caribbean, THERE ARE TONS OF SKIN issues people catch passing a simple hi-five when abroad . I caught scabies so much I just know how to deal with it easily and learned the IMPORTANCE of a bath tub or Jacuzzi to soap. In America we take that for granted, having a bath tub. In most countries, they think more of 'space' than quality it seems and tubs just aren't common. And that increases chances of skin diseases and things such as scabies. One soak in hot water, a lot of that shit dies.

Also, what you eat effects the outer appearance of course.
I have a fruit blend pretty much every day with all the fruit I have in the house. Banana and Oatmeal are usually my 'base'. I like ot throw in a little organic dark chocolate (85%+) to give me an energy boost.

I love my blender . You need the right one to really get great blends.
I use a Ninja BN701 , i think usually.. without researching.

Also, I blend the scraps for compost. If I could start a black fly farm, I'd probably do it from just the compost of my blends

What deodorants are you guys using?
 
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I agree wholly with you and Ryuzaki.

Actual looks HEALTH WISE say far more than clothing.

People constantly think I'm over 10 years younger than what I am. And i see my peers. It really does say a lot. In America, we're probably one of the only countries in the world where most the Rich Are Healthy and slim/athletic and Most the Poor are Fat or Obeste.

I too keep some great lotion options. It's important to me, one of the more natural lotions. Usually which you can't find in any store though I do like Palmer's Cocoa Butter options (the cleaner ones/amazon has them). I also have Palmer's hand lotion on the desk in front of my entrance hallway, to make sure I use it before i leave.

My favorite lotion:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NFHYCT8/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Every time you get out the shower or some part of your day, you should definitely have a moisturizing routine.

For other hygiene:
I love an artesenal soap I found here in Colombia that's got Aloe Vera in it with some peppermint. Really good stuff.

I keep an anti-bacterial soap for body because I found out living in the Caribbean, THERE ARE TONS OF SKIN issues people catch passing a simple hi-five when abroad . I caught scabies so much I just know how to deal with it easily and learned the IMPORTANCE of a bath tub or Jacuzzi to soap. In America we take that for granted, having a bath tub. In most countries, they think more of 'space' than quality it seems and tubs just aren't common. And that increases chances of skin diseases and things such as scabies. One soak in hot water, a lot of that shit dies.

Also, what you eat effects the outer appearance of course.
I have a fruit blend pretty much every day with all the fruit I have in the house. Banana and Oatmeal are usually my 'base'. I like ot throw in a little organic dark chocolate (85%+) to give me an energy boost.

I love my blender . You need the right one to really get great blends.
I use a Ninja BN701 , i think usually.. without researching.

Also, I blend the scraps for compost. If I could start a black fly farm, I'd probably do it from just the compost of my blends

What deodorants are you guys using?
I am not gonna lie, if I had more money I'd have a proper skincare routine like washing with cleanser, exfoliate and moisturizer, and for lips I use vaseline.

For soaps I use soft soap (liquid soap, dog shit from superstore) again if I had good $, I'd buy something like drsquatch's soap.

Every morning I used to do coconut oil pulling as well. (Swish coconut oil in my mouth for 20 min, do this shit before brushing btw. Someone in my family had no teeth issues but had gum problems and after starting to do oil pulling they were all gone.)

As for smoothies, I drink one blender-sized amount of smoothie which has water, parsley, spinach, and apple. (This is not for taste, I used to also have ashwagandha powder, and fenugreek in this but I stopped for other reasons not health-related.)

Small tips you can do for free:
- Fasting & Overall Eating Quality but less (I used to fast a lot before, but you need willpower and that's better spent working to more money for me at least)
- Chewing the food 20 times minimum.
- Don't eat for 3-4 hours before sleeping

For deodorant the best smelling one from the stores nearby me was Dove Men Extra fresh. Literally, the best smelling one that I could get from the superstore. But, maybe if you can get an aluminum-free one that is organic online that'd probably be better although you can't really smell it before buying it.

You can enhance your life more if you got $ by getting those 100$ sleep rings. Which tracks your sleep and stuff. You can improve your sleep quality a lot just by changing the way you breathe throughout the day. Make the exhale much slower.

There's so much more you can do if you got money that most people have no idea about. I am big into longevity but, most people don't care so I won't get into that.

For example, this machine joe rogan talks about:
- Whole Body Cryo Room Chamber - https://www.facebook.com/alchemycry...-shit-youre-in-there-for-3-m/393127048144428/
- Sauna is also supposed to be super good for you
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Chambers with 2x atmospheric pressure and more oxygen I believe.
- Buy from local farmers or hire some people to grow organic food
 

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Never been on a forum where the mods trash folks so savagely. Sheesh. Jokes people.
Mod's don't back down bro, they "double down then triple down"... Jokes are for po' folk anyways, REAL wealth never laughs and talks like CSPAN. Emotion is weakness after all... and if you can't hide your smiles you should get botox until you can't move your face.. it's alright, your designer label Sopranos suit will do all the talking for you, letting everyone in the room know you are an internet marketing BOSS. If anyone challenges your authority point to your overly complex tie knot and bring up a beef from 7 months ago, showing you are indeed the commander of the room.
 

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I love this forum! good thread by the way, has been a fun read.
 

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Never been on a forum where the mods trash folks so savagely. Sheesh. Jokes people.

How quickly Wickedfire has been forgot...

Also Eliquid go away. U quit forums cuz of shit threads like this one remember.

This looks like a great mud bath.
This is why I came back, I thought it was a great mud bath too. Move over and make some room ....


So am I a perma peasant cuz I wear crocs? Also I always wear socks. If I get expensive socks does that make me a not peasant?

I wear Crocs too, daily. Mostly because I'm out on the water a lot and soggy wet normal shoes is BS. The Crocs just work when out in water.

But socks? Socks with your Crocs? Damn son, that is even below me.

I'd wear those tree huggin hippie shoes with the toes before I'd wear some socks.

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I'd wear those tree huggin hippie shoes with the toes before I'd wear some socks.

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I have some of these in the light gray. They rule. I bought them specifically for playing around in at the beach and in creeks. The idea of stepping on god know's what in there weirds me out these days. They're a blast to take even on shorter hikes, but there's no support so you're truly "barefoot". They flex well enough on the bottom too. 10/10 I do recommend for us country fellers. Oh, and mine don't have velcro, I'm not that "special" (bless my heart). Mine has some kind of zip tie thing I pull and can tighten.
 

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Mine has some kind of zip tie thing I pull and can tighten.
Light grey, Vibram soles and zip-pull - they sound like my pair. (I'm on my third pair of FiveFingers now after being converted to them by a friend and echo your recommendation.)
 

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I wear these out at the lake camping and fishing, most comfortable water shoe i have found. They are even waterproof... LOL.

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I really wish these had "sport mode" on them. I'd wear them everywhere.

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Every morning I used to do coconut oil pulling as well. (Swish coconut oil in my mouth for 20 min, do this shit before brushing btw. Someone in my family had no teeth issues but had gum problems and after starting to do oil pulling they were all gone.)


- Buy from local farmers or hire some people to grow organic food

I've done pulling a few times. It's part of Native American culture , if you ever grew up in/around it and had to study history

You're making want to try it consistently though. I've done it a few times but not consistent. I'll give it a swish.

I have some of these in the light gray. They rule. I bought them specifically for playing around in at the beach and in creeks. The idea of stepping on god know's what in there weirds me out these days. They're a blast to take even on shorter hikes, but there's no support so you're truly "barefoot". They flex well enough on the bottom too. 10/10 I do recommend for us country fellers. Oh, and mine don't have velcro, I'm not that "special" (bless my heart). Mine has some kind of zip tie thing I pull and can tighten.

Just had a freelancer I work with, who's been living in Mexico ,step on a Sea Urchin
He recovered from Covid twice or thrice, no problem......

But that Sea Urchin damage was FAR WORSE.. He was out of commision for 6 weeks +
 

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I really wish these had "sport mode" on them. I'd wear them everywhere.

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I gotta get me some of those sumbitches! haha. where you shop broseph?
 

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I strongly recommend you get a pair of crocs. I love mine. They replaced the expensive bullshit.
10 out of 10. Except when it rains.

Why not have crocs that are also expensive that look equally as bad?

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Just got these babies in the mail.

Size 12,
but in regular tennis shoes I wear a 13.5 or 14

Cole Haan's are NOT true to size and they vary by shoe model. It's like, you really need 'in store' appearance for the right fit

These fit a little wide on the sides while walking but I think they are breaking in and going to stop doing that
 

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Why not have crocs that are also expensive that look equally as bad?

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Spotted in the wild:

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And yes... my camera angle is on purpose.
 
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Spotted in the wild:

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And yes... my camera angle is on purpose.
@CCarter This looks like the South Beach 5th St ish area...if I've ever seen it.

Ferragamo Loafers are good choices IMO. Gucci or YSL sneakers are comfy if you're looking for more casual and can get away with looking fashionable during the day. I cannot stand wearing anything that screams brand unless it's on my feet.

I am not into fashion. I don't GAF what other people think of me. That said, I do prefer to buy a couple nice things versus having a dozen "okay" things when it comes to stuff. Most of the time I'm wearing pretty plain shit but I always end up sprucing something up with one nice thing. For example, if I'm wearing just jeans and a white or black tee, and sneakers, I might wear a nice watch. Not an AP but not a super cheap one either. Something in the Panerai or Submariner class etc.

My attire is calculated. I dress for my company/network. For example, if I'm meeting with someone that I know is super successful and rocks an Apple Watch, I'm remembering that and rockin' one and the same when meeting up. If they're wearing inexpensive things, I'm not showing up in $500 shoes, I'm showing up in relatable attire. If they're more into sporting finer goods, I do the same. It's just how I do it. Not right or wrong. But it works for me.