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post #31 of 48
I've always thought Wolfe looked absolutely ridiculous in that photo. It's awful, IMO.

I'll defer to MfromP's defense of the black tie and shoes as acceptable, but I still think they look, well, just dumb. You're young, it's a wedding, why not have a little fun? Brown captoes and a more colorful tie are fun and will look fine. The black tie and shoes will just make you look like a Timberlake wannabe, and you should go full-on with a houndstooth trilby or something then too and learn a few coordinated dance moves with your friends.
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post #33 of 48
I say go with Brown wingtips, a nice light blue checked shirt, and a Navy dotted tie. Pocket square to taste.

I think this combination looks fun without being ridiculous that that Tom Wolfe pic...
post #34 of 48
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The shoes don't look black to me.
post #35 of 48
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The shoes don't look black to me.

+1 they look like very rich dark brown patent.
post #36 of 48
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+1 they look like very rich dark brown patent.
With LK I'd believe brown patent.
post #37 of 48
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With LK I'd believe brown patent.
Most assuredly brown, Photoshop confirms it. And LK has dark hair, which I think has something to do with why that works. I have blond hair and I think shoes that dark on me, with that suit, would be fail.
post #38 of 48
You guys are missing the point - whether they're extremelyy dark brown or black, the high contrast works there (I was the first to be surprised). Probably because of the black hair, black glasses and dark tie. Black shoes would give off pretty much the same effect and - strangely enough - would work well.
post #39 of 48
Pah how absurd. Somehow dark dark brown is okay, but black which is a couple shades darker is hideously inappropriate? I think too many members of the forum have become indoctrinated against black shoes.
post #40 of 48
I am fond of black shoes but I don't care for the above combo regardless of if the shoes are black or not. An example shoe I own that I would wear with that suit - if I were dressing it up for a wedding - would be the AE Hale in Chili.
post #41 of 48
Thread Starter 
I think I may go pick up a black tie with white dots today...i think it would help a lot without being a major investment. The only reason i even own a solid black tie was for a funeral.

Didn't think this was going to be such a big thread!
post #42 of 48
I am considering buying that Banana Republic stone suit for a daytime wedding this summer.

Would brown (red soled) bucks be OK to wear with that suit? They are brown..not traditional tan bucks.
post #43 of 48
Prob. OK if they're a "cool" brown. Stone is a cool (bluish) color and warm(reddish) shoes would look naff. Red soles are fine.
post #44 of 48
Thread Starter 
Well, if anyone cares, heres how it turned out.

At his request, I taught my buddy how to tie a half windsor at the wedding, he is in the army and their regulation knot is the four in hand, and thats all he ever learned!
LL
post #45 of 48
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At his request, I taught my buddy how to tie a half windsor at the wedding, he is in the army and their regulation knot is the four in hand, and thats all he ever learned!
That's a shame. Did he teach you how to tie a FiH, at least?
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