Originally Posted by ihrtrntls
Im not a huge fan of the bow.
What do we think about velvet slippers?
Would we wear those to black tie events?
In my option the slippers are becoming more popular.
Yeah, the bow is a bit much. My wife doesn't let me wear them except with white tie (which is a concession she made believing that white tie would never be required...).
90% of the time I wear the Alden patent plain toe bal.
The velvet slipper works very well in some settings. If the event is "fun" or relatively casual, you can definitely go with the velvet slipper. But for something like a wedding or professional event they're just too obnoxious. My argument isn't that you can never wear velvet slippers, just that your first
pair of shoes for black tie should be something a little more versatile.