Fashion

Just Stop: Wearing Flip-Flops in the City

In this series, Details' market director Matthew Marden identifies egregious trends in men's fashion. This week, he's got a beef with your flip-flops.

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I was at brunch the other day, enjoying some delicious eggs Benedict (it was my "I can eat whatever I want" day), and granted, it was warm out—not hot, but warm. And then the man at the next table proceeded to stretch out his legs to reveal that he was wearing flip-flops.

This guy was probably in his mid-forties. He was not tan. He was not on a beach. And his flip-flopped feet were coming dangerously close to my table. It was disgusting. Especially when he lifted his left foot, to reveal a grimy outline of dirt around the rim of his foot where the so-called "shoe" had been. Needless to say, I had to put down my fork.

Guys, I don't care how warm it is outside: Put on some shoes or sneakers. Flip-flops are for the beach only. Period.

—Matthew Marden (@DetailsMatt), market director at Details

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