Thomas JaneThomas Jane took his hatred of shoes to a new level at the HBO post-Emmy party Sunday night -- he simply ditched 'em mid-party at the formal affair.

The 'Hung' star started off eccentric enough, wearing a black suede jacket over a snake-skin patterned shirt and jeans in a sea of black-ties. But it got stranger when, during an animated discussion with director Penny Marshall, Jane crawled into a crouch on the banquette to remove his Vibram Fivefinger shoes.

He left the shoes on the banquette as a confused Marshall looked on.

Then, with a look of a man who had found perfect freedom, he proceeded to walk around the formal party in his bare feet, even stepping outside to ensure photographers got a look at his fashion choice.

"I dropped off my shoes with Penny Marshall tonight," he told PopEater from the party.

Um, why? "Just because," he offered cryptically. "I knew she'd lose my shoes."