I have read that this trend, and that is what I will call it because I hope it fades away just like M.C. hammer pants, started when sports players would wear their socks and flip flops out of the locker room to do interviews. Well, it seems to have caught on, unfortunately. I now see way too many guys wearing this horrible combination in public. It just looks, well, bad! It looks especially bad when they are wearing those atrocious white Hanes socks with the ugly colored stitching across the toes. The socks are usually dirty looking and clearly faded. Please do yourself a favor and throw this combination away. Now I must say, this combination can be very cute for a girl to wear, if done with some thought, but that will be for a different post.