I saw the discussion of formal pumps a few pages back, but was wondering if anyone had recommendations for those on a student budget. Is a true tuxedo shoe achievable for <$150 or <$100, or am I better suited to putting a shine on my cap toe balmorals?
I saw a pair of PRL gator pumps once that I would have bought (were they my size). Outside of that they are really too "dandy" for real-world use. Just owning/wearing a proper tuxedo is enough to get people talking. Safe to say pumps would fair far worse.
I'd opt for whole-cuts or a velvet slipper (if you want a bit more dandy charm).