Throwback Thursday: Retro ‘80s Preppy Boat Shoe Edition

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How to rock boat shoes with mad ‘80s style? Sweatpants and athletic socks, player!

But let’s take them into today’s fashion climate, which is easy to do since the design is classic, and then reconsider this image from the ‘87 Nordstrom Anniversary catalog.

Guy on the left, you lose. Guys in the middle and on the right, you’re killing it.

Specifically: No socks is (still) the right move, for sure. And that oceanic indigo denim with the earthy Sperrys is very rich indeed, a surf-and-turf slam dunk.

The sweats and bulky white athletic socks ensemble, though? Only for checking the mail.

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