Well the shoes (matt leather) did look really shiny and black under light, but I know it's not really an excuse. All the same, I don't want to get a pair of cheap patent oxfords that would probably ruin the outfit or a really expensive pair that ill wear just maybe twice a year.
Would these wholecuts be an acceptable substitute for patent oxfords?
Those would be fine for almost anywhere. Have the pants hemmed, sort out the bow and you've got a really good fit.
pants look fine but could use a tiny hemming. (Your hands are in the pockets and the length isn't too short so it seems ridiculous to me anyone is attempting criticism of the pants unless it's to say they are a tad long.)
The drape of the pants looks bad to me. He's looking for elegance with that fit and they look kind clingy and sloppy. It doesn't help that they are a little long and the break looks bad.
I don't know how SF feels about it but I think you can get some good quality entry level shoes at Johnson and Murphy , I personally would pick a model that says it can be repaired (leather soles) . They are about $175 but can be had near the 1-120 mark on sale
Originally Posted by Ariiam
Excuse the shoes,I know they are neither patent nor oxfords