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post #1681 of 3406
Don't know who made the "rules" but, to me, the Balmoral just looks sleeker and more formal than the Blucher format.



post #1682 of 3406
It's really barely noticeable by anyone but the most observant SF types - especially in a ballroom with muted lighting. if you're wearing trousers with a break the vamp will be mostly covered anyway. I bet an overwhelming majority of the general public don't even know the difference between the two!
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I bet an overwhelming majority of the general public don't even know the difference between the two!

That's true. But we do.
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Are any subscribers on this thread Vancouver based?

I am..well White Rock
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Of those, get the formal loafers. I have them and love them. If you want a lace up, get closed lace. A calf skin closed lace oxford, well polished, is better than a patent Derby. Whole cuts are also a sleek option. But, if it were me, I would go for the CK Guildford.

thanks
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Love these for a tux

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I am a firm beleiver that a high polished shoe or patent leather is necessary when wearing a tuxedo. Black suit during for a black tie affair you can do what you want but when wearing a tuxedo the shine is key to complete the look. I personally prefer a slipper but depending on the event i would also go whole cut shoe.

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Hi guys,

I'm attending a family wedding at West Point this fall.

The dress for the dinner reception is tuxedo optional.

So I am opting for a tuxedo.

I doubt I'll get much of a chance to wear a tuxedo that often, but having one in the closet ready to go could lead to more invitations :-) however this will be a budget package!


So I've picked up this from Ebay

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221257038782?var=520157202529&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

I plan to purchase a shirt and studs from Kent Wang, and a bowtie from Hober

Now I need shoes.

I'm leaning towards these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007TNYTZS/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Or these

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/4444.php

Or cringe!! These...

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002EZYOTM/ref=gno_cart_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Any advice or opinions are welcome


Thanks for all the feeback guys, leaning towards a slip on.

I'm also considering these..nice shoe.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atJxZX5xwYk
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Love these for a tux



Link?
post #1690 of 3406
No love for slippers the past few pages?

J
post #1691 of 3406
Love slippers...

Link is www.CesarRenuan.com think all their shoes are around $300
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Link?
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...a slipper is de rigueur 

 

 

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No love for slippers the past few pages?

J
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Love slippers...

Link is www.CesarRenuan.com think all their shoes are around $300

Thanks!
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Love these for a tux


Vomit.
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No love for slippers the past few pages?

J

Slippers, by the very nature that they are slippers, must surely be near the bottom of the formality scale? Anyway my understanding is that they are supposed to be worn with smoking jackets by the host at house parties not outdoors at formal functions. YMMV.

I have no love for effeminate opera pumps but some of the slip ons pictured above (not the horse bits) look quite good. The key thing for me is the vamp length. Too long and it looks like a pair of dated seventies venetians. Too short and they look again like dainty opera pumps.
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