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shoe, a British type shoe featuring two contrasting colors, generally either black and white or brown and white. Spectator lovers believe the two-tone shoes are the perfect complement to the traditional blue and white, grey and white, or tan and white striped seersucker suits. The traditional approach for socks is to match their color to either colored stripe in the suit. Again, the more colorful and bolder the better. And there are even a few advocates of going “sockless” in traditional white bucks or spectators. Sid Mashburn prefers bare feet in his white bucks and insists that if one must wear socks with their seersucker and white bucks, “they need to be a cream color.” For the record, Sid, who has fabulous clothing stores in Atlanta, Houston, and the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., prefers to go sans socks no matter what type of suit he is wearing. “I wear socks about four days a year,” explains Sid. Josh Hill of the Ralph Lauren Store on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach agrees with Sid and says that young men wearing seersucker should definitely go sockless with loafers for a more casual but still elegant look. The bottom line, and the top line for that matter, is that

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