Well either way backup is 2 piece Navy suit you already have so not too much risk. I personally would probably go with navy suit and satin tie, unless most guests were in suits or wife was in something very black tie appropriate.
A few days ago there was a fantastic espresso colored captoe oxford with swans neck stitching on what looked like the GG-06 last in this thread, but now I can't seem to find it. Would whoever posted those mind re-posting the picture along with details?
I have G&G for my most formal shoes. 2 chestnut or lighter Vass oxfords. CJ Suede oxfords (new and lingwood branded). One pair of AE that I wear in rains, and some Sanders suede shoes and boots for casual wear. Those, white jack purcells and black common projects are pretty much all I wear.
G&G are definitely my favorite. The $400 or so difference in price is fairly inconsequential over the life of the shoe and I smile every time I look at my feet.
I also have a pair of...
Sorry to Necrobump but I just received a Rove Concepts replica and it is terrible. Leather is clearly not from a cow. Luckily I bought on Ebay and there is a return policy but, don't repeat my mistake. I am going to buy a used real one I think. $5,000 is just a lot for a chair.
I don't find these chairs uncomfortable though. The elegance more than makes up for the fact it isnt as comfortable as a la-z-boy. Like a suit vs. sweats.