Why do so many gay men wear flips flops to nightclubs and nice places???

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    Aug 15, 2011 2:53 AM GMT
    I was hanging out with someone recently and we were going out. Now, having been in Denver long enough I already knew that I would have probably needed to 'tone it down' a bit and leave the European designed shoes at home.

    But I didn't expect flip flops. Well...I wasn't surprised though.

    It's like everywhere I look people are sliding around in flip flops...and this ain't even Miami Beach! It was actually just the opposite there. People actually wore shoes out to nice places because you might not get let in. Don't care if the club is 10 feet from the sand, you ain't rolling up in here in no flip flops!

    But then again come to think of it, all the gay clubs allowed flip flop wearing with the exception of 1. People didn't really do it except for the White- American tourists. So this trend is not limited here, because usually the straight clubs make you dress up before you walk in the door.

    What's with this I don't give a fuck attitude that so many of us (well, not including me but...) have when dressing up to go out? I am even more shocked because initially I thought it was just the White guys who dressed like that, but now I'm seeing brothers wearing them too!? Oh n-n-n-ooo!

    What happened to the gay man that actually took pride in how he dressed? Someone told me the other day the reason why I'm finding it hard to meet people is because my style of dress is intimidating. As in, dressing with decency: Button up shirt but 2 or 3 buttons undone to flaunt the chest, figaro silver chain, silver bracelet, silver ring, earrings, jeans, nice dress boots or sneakers. Nothing major. No tuxedo or being a fashion slave. That's what I was used to. But here it's too much for people. Too much.
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    Aug 15, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    Had that happen tonight going to a restaurant dinner with another couple. We drove over to pick them up, and one walks out in a nearly transparent, thin white sleeveless shirt over white 3/4 length pants, and wearing flip flops. I told him his beachcomber outfit just needed a necklace of seashells to be complete. We all laughed, cause we're always exchanging mild insults in fun.

    And his leather flip-flops were nice, called Kino and made in Key West, my partner & I have a few pairs ourselves from our frequent trips down there. But I wouldn't wear them into a restaurant, I feel a man's feet are not for viewing in that situation, and in fact I was wearing moccasin deck shoes tonight with other casual attire. Fortunately his terrible toes were mostly hidden once we sat down at table.

    This may be Fort Lauderdale, where casual rules, because it's a tourist place and the weather so hot. But nearly bare male feet in the evening are just wrong in a nice restaurant.
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    Aug 15, 2011 3:49 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said

    And his leather flip-flops were nice, called Kino and made in Key West, my partner & I have a few pairs ourselves from our frequent trips down there.


    I don't mind those. But when you go out to a restaurant, club, or bar wearing these:

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    Hell no.
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    Aug 15, 2011 3:58 AM GMT
    Because secretly every gay man thinks he's pulling off the A&F look.
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:01 AM GMT
    Art_Deco saidAnd his leather flip-flops were nice, called Kino and made in Key West, ...
    Never heard of them till now...and now I want a pair.
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    Or these...
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:09 AM GMT
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:20 AM GMT
    Geez . . . I am always surprised at how much people worry about dumb shit. Ha. Wear whatever you want. Who says sandals aren't nice Just about everyone wears sandals out here. It's HOT.
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    Aug 15, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    Some men look better in thongs than others.

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    Aug 15, 2011 4:52 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Art_Deco saidAnd his leather flip-flops were nice, called Kino and made in Key West, ...
    Never heard of them till now...and now I want a pair.
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    Or these...
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    The brown ones are exactly the ones I have, plus another matching pair in black, and my partner has the same.
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    Aug 15, 2011 5:27 AM GMT
    Meh...

    I'm much more attracted to someone who is casually dressed (not sloppy, there's a difference).

    Give me jeans and a t-shirt over the latest trends any day.

    I enjoy dressing up when called for, but not at your average gay club.

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    Aug 15, 2011 7:08 AM GMT
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    Flip flops are the worst footwear in the history of everything, and considering they were pretty much the first footwear invented, calling them outdated is an understatement.
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    Aug 15, 2011 7:10 AM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidGeez . . . I am always surprised at how much people worry about dumb shit. Ha. Wear whatever you want. Who says sandals aren't nice Just about everyone wears sandals out here. It's HOT.



    Agree!!
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    Aug 15, 2011 7:15 AM GMT
    b1o2y3456 saidGeez . . . I am always surprised at how much people worry about dumb shit. Ha. Wear whatever you want. Who says sandals aren't nice Just about everyone wears sandals out here. It's HOT.
    Not sandals, flip flops.
    Wearing a pair of flip flops to go out is like walking out of your house with a wife beater on. It says "I couldn't be bothered to wear real footwear so I just threw these on."
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    Aug 15, 2011 7:23 AM GMT
    aren't sandals and flip flops different things? This is what I think of when I think sandals.

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    Aug 15, 2011 7:52 AM GMT
    Stan904 saidaren't sandals and flip flops different things? This is what I think of when I think sandals.
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    Those are disgusting. They scream "I'm heterosexual" or "I'm going hiking/camping".

    THESE are nice sandals:
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    Aug 15, 2011 8:55 AM GMT
    Anduru said
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    Those are disgusting. They scream "I'm heterosexual" or "I'm going hiking/camping".

    LOL, I rolled on the floor laughing when you said that! WELCOME TO DENVER LOL. Where people hike 24/7. That's very popular here. If you don't have a pair of those then you're stupid LOL.

    Just goes to show I really am in another fucking planet living out here for real...

    Some of those sandals are nice though. I mean, I still wouldn't wear them.

    Some people need to stop bitching with the "it's hot here" crap excuse to wear flip flops. I lived in Florida for 21 years where the temps stay about 80 or 90 most of the year. In the swamps. The muggy, sultry SWAMPS. You can wear a thinner shirt, shorts, maybe lose the cap, sunglasses and STILL be comfortable than wearing flip flops.

    Matter of fact, when it was still ice on the ground here, I STILL seen people wearing flip flops. Now that it's warmer, it's just gotten out of control.

    Cover up your hairy toes, nobody wants to see the bottom of your soles.
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    Aug 15, 2011 9:48 AM GMT
    In Europe you don't get into a club wearing flip flops, hell you won't even get in looking well dressed but not dressed well enough according to the lady/guy at the door.

    Love some of the sandals Anduru posted.
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    Aug 15, 2011 9:55 AM GMT
    I think flipflops, and even sandals in general, are kind of girlie myself. But even the young straight dudes are wearing them these days. I see young guys everywhere in flipflops, straight and gay. Yech!
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    Aug 15, 2011 9:58 AM GMT
    I hate the flipflop noise that flipflops make. About all flipflops are for is going to the pool or a quick trip to the laundry room. That is it!!
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    Aug 15, 2011 10:39 AM GMT
    Anduru said
    Stan904 saidaren't sandals and flip flops different things? This is what I think of when I think sandals.
    ECCO%20Outdoor%20Sandals%20Mens%20111.jp
    Those are disgusting. They scream "I'm heterosexual" or "I'm going hiking/camping".

    THESE are nice sandals:
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    These sandals may be nice looking, but they offer no support whatsoever. I don't see how people -- men or women -- can wear these all day long and not be in pain at the end of the day.

    I'm not going to defend flip flops as stylish; but I happen to love seeing guys with great legs and good looking feet in flip flops. icon_twisted.gif

    (I may be generalizing, but seems like guys on the west coast and Florida are much more forgiving about flip flops...)
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    Aug 15, 2011 10:54 AM GMT
    Haha, it's not about comfort spiffy, it's about lookin' good icon_cool.gif
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:05 AM GMT
    One of the good things about gay bars/clubs is a relaxed dress code, in my opinion - I've been turned away from straight clubs on numerous occasions because I wasn't wearing the right shirt or the right footware (not flipflops though I might add).

    I only really wear my flipflops around the house/garden or when on holiday. The only time I've worn them 'out' was when I burnt the top of my right foot and I couldn't wear regular shoes. It was NOT fun schlepping around London in flipflops, going up and down stairs at Tube stations etc!
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:08 AM GMT
    Spillage
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:08 AM GMT
    They're a comfy alternative to uggs and they want to show off their pedicures
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    Aug 15, 2011 11:22 AM GMT
    probably the same reason you're such a judgmental prick that the shoes someone else chooses to wear bothers you enough that you have to make a thread about it so that other people can share in your hate...

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