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**NOTE** My shoes are size 13 black Alfani shoes with a square tip. I feel like they are huge and are like clown shoes.

Neither Alfani shoes nor square toed shoes are well regarded here. If they're loafers on top of that, such as these:

http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-shoes-peter-loafers-with-360-flex-soles?ID=523055&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results

then I strongly suggest you invest in a pair of good oxfords if you have the funds to spare.
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Neither Alfani shoes nor square toed shoes are well regarded here. If they're loafers on top of that, such as these:
http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/alfani-shoes-peter-loafers-with-360-flex-soles?ID=523055&PseudoCat=se-xx-xx-xx.esn_results
then I strongly suggest you invest in a pair of good oxfords if you have the funds to spare.


They are not loafers, they have a regular string tie like other shoes. I thought they looked quite nice. If Oxfords are expensive then it seems unlikely.

post #93 of 133
Oxfords are a style of shoe, not a brand. But to get a nice pair that you'd want to keep for a while would probably be at least $200, so just get your shoes shined beforehand instead of getting a new pair.
post #94 of 133
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Sounds like a good plan given the budget. I'll keep Oxfords in mind for my next shoes. Thank you for bringing it up to me.

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Now I have another question actually. 2 actually.

 

So is it right to assume that in the evening, navy blue to grey suits are more acceptable? Black tending to only suit formals (wear)? I assume lighter suits are meant for daytime.

 

Also, what is the rule of thumb concerning accessories? (Pocket watch, sunglasses, etc)

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So is it right to assume that in the evening, navy blue to grey suits are more acceptable? Black tending to only suit formals (wear)? I assume lighter suits are meant for daytime.

Yes.
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Also, what is the rule of thumb concerning accessories? (Pocket watch, sunglasses, etc)

Do not bring either of these things.
post #97 of 133
Please, where are these photos?

This thread has Mt. Spiffy-like potential.
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Also, what is the rule of thumb concerning accessories? (Pocket watch, sunglasses, etc)
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Do not bring either of these things.

This question give me great unease. OP, forget accessories other than a wrist watch and maybe a pocket square.
post #99 of 133
I disagree. A good rule of thumb for accessories is: the more, the better.
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I disagree. A good rule of thumb for accessories is: the more, the better.

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Yes.
Do not bring either of these things.


I figured as much. The less the better.



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Please, where are these photos?
This thread has Mt. Spiffy-like potential.


Hahaa, should I ask what Mt. Spiffy is?



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This question give me great unease. OP, forget accessories other than a wrist watch and maybe a pocket square.


Don't worry, it was just a question as to when/if these accessories are ever applicable in situations in general. A wristwatch isn't that bad though.

 

post #102 of 133
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Don't worry, it was just a question as to when/if these accessories are ever applicable in situations in general. A wristwatch isn't that bad though.

This is nitpicky, but traditionally a wristwatch should not be worn with evening wear. At one time I think it was even considered bad manners, as in why do you need to keep checking the time when you're partying and having fun.

e.g.:

http://ivorytowerstyle.tumblr.com/post/18516823581/to-me-the-watch-almost-ruins-this-the-most
post #103 of 133

I used to wear a wristwatch with my suit but a friend of mine did inform me it doesn't look good with it.

post #104 of 133
There are plenty of wristwatches that are appropriate to wear with a business suit during the day. There are some others that are not very offensive with evening wear. There are also plenty that are not appropriate with either.
post #105 of 133
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Then I'm inclined to ask another question. Since I've narrowed it down to a white shirt, where/what type would be best? I'm sure a white shirt is simple and just that and I know not to get one with stripes since my suit has pinstripes, but where should I start?

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