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Suggestions for shoes w/tuxedo -- its my wedding!

post #1 of 14
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YoYO

I'm looking for suggestions for what shoes to wear w/a tux for my wedding. I'm getting a shawl collar tux from Hardy Amies in London, and was wondering what shoes are best.

I am sort of torn between (a) JL St Crispin double monks and having them polished to to a mirror shine, (b) patent leather numbers -- I think someone in London must have a nice set,or (c) ???

Not looking for anything from Alden/BB/American generally -- more inclined to go with a G&G than AE.

Thanks

PS: I am not doing a search on account of this being for my wedding and I deserve a fresh outlook.
post #2 of 14
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Originally Posted by brokentelephone View Post

PS: I am not doing a search on account of this being for my wedding and I deserve a fresh outlook.

???

You should wear patent oxfords or opera pumps. I prefer the latter, much more elegant.
post #3 of 14
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Also, I am not against fashion brands like Gucci or Prada or LV or whatever if they have something very fun and suitable. xx
post #4 of 14
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Sorry but that is a gross suggestion. I am marrying a woman, not a mannequin.

The only way opera slippers look reasonably ok is if the dude is heavily overweight and over 50.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by brokentelephone View Post

YoYO

PS: I am not doing a search on account of this being for my wedding and I deserve a fresh outlook.

Oh wait...shit, this is brokentelephone's wedding??? Fawk, I better up my game for this post. Also, +1 to YA's advice. Double monks definitely no. Either patent leather or pumps. If you're comfortable wearing them, pumps are the way to go. But if you feel dumb in them, patent oxfords.
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Originally Posted by brokentelephone View Post

Sorry but that is a gross suggestion. I am marrying a woman, not a mannequin.
The only way opera slippers look reasonably ok is if the dude is heavily overweight and over 50.

Carefully read and consider these posts:

http://www.voxsartoria.com/post/13497366516/why-formal-pumps

http://www.voxsartoria.com/post/13560718077/reprise-part-i-who-in-the-photograph-wears-the

http://www.voxsartoria.com/post/13560775900/reprise-part-ii-who-in-the-photograph-wears-the
post #7 of 14
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

Oh wait...shit, this is brokentelephone's wedding??? Fawk, I better up my game for this post. Also, +1 to YA's advice. Double monks definitely no. Either patent leather or pumps. If you're comfortable wearing them, pumps are the way to go. But if you feel dumb in them, patent oxfords.

EXACTLY DUDE-- MASSIVELY IMPORTANT TO THE STYLEFORUM COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

Ok maybe I was being a jerk about the pumps. I don't have any problem wearing them, but I think they're a bit old (and I dress like a fairly old man).
post #8 of 14
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I see the point, but in a way I want to look stylish if my wife is going to be wearing something amazing (and not like a tranny). Its a tough one.
post #9 of 14
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Originally Posted by brokentelephone View Post

I see the point, but in a way I want to look stylish if my wife is going to be wearing something amazing (and not like a tranny). Its a tough one.

I don't understand...opera pumps go well with a wife who is dressed like a tranny? If you can confidently wear opera pumps, they are as stylish and elegant as you possibly get. But like I said before, if you feel uncomfortable or unmanned by them, then by all means ditch them and just do patent oxfords instead. Uncomfortable is never stylish.
post #10 of 14
I suggest you wear cordovan triple monks with a braided cordwainer's welt. Match your cummerbund in ruby and green paisley for a dash of color.
post #11 of 14
First learn to type, second learn where BB shoes are made and who makes them.
Edited by Patek - 12/6/11 at 7:14pm
post #12 of 14
a non-puffy wholecut
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post #14 of 14
You certainly have a winning attitude. Your wife-to-be picked wisely!
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