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Sad dad style is back in fashion...­socks and sandals are this summer’s look.

IT’s often seen as the biggest fashion faux pas of all time.

But the “sad dad” look of pairing sandals with socks is set to take Britain by storm this summer.

Worse still, thousands of men are set to top it off with Hawaiian shirts, with the rule of thumb being “the louder the better”.

Debenhams says sales of socks and sandals have rocketed by 68 per cent compared with this time last year.

The trend may partly be thanks to Hollywood actor Bruce Willis, 59, who sported the look while out walking with his daughter Mabel last week.

The Die Hard star combined it with a check shirt, white top and blue jeans while out and about in Los Angeles.

Other Celebrities jumping on the bandwagon include David Beckham, rap star Puff Daddy and actor Jake Gyllenhaal, while DJ Fearne Cotton and singer Rita Ora are women wearing pastel or printed socks and metallic sandals.

It reckons middle-aged men are turning to comfort rather than trying to be fashionable.

Store stylist Alain Mehada said: “We didn’t see it coming, but we should have done as there are fewer things more comfy than a solid sandal and soft pair of socks to stop them rubbing on bare skin.

Sales of brightly-coloured Hawaiian shirts have also soared by 72 per cent since the beginning of last summer, Debenhams says.

 “As for the shirts, who can resist a smile when someone walks past in a garishly bright short-sleeved top? It reminds people of holidays.”


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