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What do we think of these tuxedo shoes??? Help!!

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Gentlemen,

 

I am in the market for some quality, stylish tuxedo shoes. I want to go best of the best. What’s the most popular choice right now? What is everyone wearing? What are your opinions? Thank you very much!

 

RL

http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=10802717&cp=1760781.1898623.1899793&ab=ln_men_cs2_dress&parentPage=family

 

Broadland

http://www.broadlandslippers.co.uk/plain-velvet-albert-slippers.html

 

D&G velvet lace ups

http://www.mrporter.com/product/303016

 

Allen Edmonds

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8005_1_40000000001_-1

 

http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF213_1_40000000001_-1

 

Whats your vote???

 

 

 

post #2 of 15
RL one I would not buy something with the pony. the purple label one are gorgeous thought but not linked.

broadland I bought the patent one ..........

dg and allen edmonds not really I would buy that instead
post #3 of 15
Is none of the above an option?

Velvet slippers are o.k. in certain settings, but are not a very versatile shoe for semi-formal wear. I probably have only one or two things a year where they wouldn't be inappropriate.

Velvet lace ups are too casual and don't have a place in the semi-formal wardrobe.

Shell (AE Leeds) doesn't really go with a tuxedo.

My first choice would be calf opera pumps (I suppose they should have a bow, but I'd go either way on that):
http://www.broadlandslippers.co.uk/leather-albert-houseshoes.html

Second choice would be a patent plain toe bal:
http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-mens-plain-toe-bal-patent-leather-plaza-last-black-patent/pvc-ald-mxsdlf-9373_ald_m_plain_toe_bal_patent_leather_plaza_last.html
post #4 of 15
Classic formal shoes are not matte (flat) like velvet; they are shiny. And black.

Patent leather or calfskin are the classic materials.

The poster above has some good choices.
post #5 of 15
post #6 of 15
All shoe above not good for dinner suit shoe,
neally all very very bad.
broadland slipper is good but not perfect.

Get very shiney pump with glue thin sole or very shiney oxford with glue thin sole,
no stitch sole or thick sole never.

lt perfect here
467
post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 

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. 

post #8 of 15
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Originally Posted by ihrtrntls View Post

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.
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Son Of Saphir View Post

All shoe above not good for dinner suit shoe,
neally all very very bad.
broadland slipper is good but not perfect.
Get very shiney pump with glue thin sole or very shiney oxford with glue thin sole,
no stitch sole or thick sole never.
lt perfect here
467

Personally I think I like the bow (but have never actually worn one so can't say for sure) - but for a version of the bow that's a little less obnoxious you can get pumps with just kind of a strip of fabric where the bow is, and that's a little less showy or feminine looking IMHO
post #10 of 15
Pumps with bows are so far into female fashion footwear realm now that I don't think you should go with it. Seriously all three elements - patent, pumps, bow - are far more common in and thus more associated with women's footwear than mens nowdays.

The closest I would go to those opera pumps are these:
350

But I would just go with black plaintoe oxfords. And since it's probably once in a blue moon type of occasion, might as well ditch patent leather and go with regular calf so they can be worn other occasions.
post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Now, thats what I'm talking about. Where did you find them?

post #12 of 15
From affiliate shopthefinest.

Actually, the rounder toe model is a bit more elegant.

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-26891-tom-ford-black-shoes-size-11-us-10-uk.aspx

But I just linked it for illustrative purpose, I wouldn't pay $700+ for a pair of shoes I hardly ever wear.
post #13 of 15
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post #14 of 15
They are the bomb! How do I get me a pair ASAP . Can you please put me in touch with the seller ASAP. I wear a size 9D
post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by jromeo View Post

They are the bomb! How do I get me a pair ASAP . Can you please put me in touch with the seller ASAP. I wear a size 9D

http://www.shopthefinest.com/p-26891-tom-ford-black-shoes-size-11-us-10-uk.aspx
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