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Hi, I guess what follows is a very common question, but here goes.

 

I'm getting married in a few weeks and will be wearing a three piece 'Skarkskin' Grey Suit. I intend to wear brown shoes to go with it and have recently seen these:

 

bar-toddington.jpg

 

They re made in England by Barker and retail for £175 ($273 approx).

 

I appreciate some may find the idea of marrying in brown shoes not quite correct, I fully respect this but will be doing so regardless. I would very much appriate any opinions on the shoes. There is a lot of choice when it comes to brown shoes, I'm not very keen on shoes with a lot of detail - I prefer something a little plainer. I should also mention that I don't like highly polished shoes or those with a very pointed toe.

 

Many Thanks.

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Originally Posted by Jezz View Post

Hi, I guess what follows is a very common question, but here goes.

I'm getting married in a few weeks and will be wearing a three piece 'Skarkskin' Grey Suit. I intend to wear brown shoes to go with it and have recently seen these:

350x212px-LL-633ace23_bar-toddington.jpeg

They re made in England by Barker and retail for £175 ($273 approx).

I appreciate some may find the idea of marrying in brown shoes not quite correct, I fully respect this but will be doing so regardless. I would very much appriate any opinions on the shoes. There is a lot of choice when it comes to brown shoes, I'm not very keen on shoes with a lot of detail - I prefer something a little plainer. I should also mention that I don't like highly polished shoes or those with a very pointed toe.

Many Thanks.

For not liking shoes with a lot of detail, you certainly picked shoes with a lot of detail. My main objection is that they are blucher/ derby shoes and not balmorals/oxfords. Since you are from the UK, this stuff matters more than it does in the US. You really shouldn't be wearing bluchers with a suit.

Edit: are you from the UK?
Edited by msulinski - 6/29/12 at 5:49pm
post #3 of 8
A three piece grey sharkskin suit and brown derbies at your own wedding?

Sorry to be so blunt but you are going to look like a fool to a lot of folks.

At least look for an oxford makeup that is dark brown, please.

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/4138.php

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/3501.php

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/3492.php

http://www.pediwear.co.uk/barker/products/4417.php

Some of these are of questionable taste - but all are better for wear with a suit than your suggested choice.
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I am from the UK yes. Thanks for the replies and your honesty. It was previously suggested to me that a dark brown Oxford would be best, you seem to agree. I've not seen any yet that I like and are in budget - but I'll keep looking. Thanks for your help.
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post #6 of 8
Congratulations on your imminent wedding - hope the sun shines for you!

Wedding photos, like prom photos, stay with you forever so attire that is 'witty' or ironic or the height of fashion today, can appear dreadful in years to come and you are stuck with a permanent reminder of it. I'd urge you to rethink the sharkskin suit and go for either trad brit morning suit (hire) or plain formal (not shiney ) suit.

As far as shoes go think formal brogues = office/work, country brogues=pub/rambling through cow pats, so again think about restrained comfortable footwear like a plain cap toe Oxford - many nice ones in your budget. You will find it difficult to beat black calf and you won't cringe everytime you look at the wedding pictures.

Good luck!
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Congratulations on your imminent wedding - hope the sun shines for you!
Wedding photos, like prom photos, stay with you forever so attire that is 'witty' or ironic or the height of fashion today, can appear dreadful in years to come and you are stuck with a permanent reminder of it. I'd urge you to rethink the sharkskin suit and go for either trad brit morning suit (hire) or plain formal (not shiney ) suit.
As far as shoes go think formal brogues = office/work, country brogues=pub/rambling through cow pats, so again think about restrained comfortable footwear like a plain cap toe Oxford - many nice ones in your budget. You will find it difficult to beat black calf and you won't cringe everytime you look at the wedding pictures.
Good luck!


To me, Cap-toe Oxfords=office/work also, though I agree they are better for a wedding. What about a plain-toe oxford, like this:

http://www.kentwang.com/shoes/benchgrade-plaintoe-balmoral.html

post #8 of 8
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It is a grey suit, but it's not shiny, perhaps calling it sharkskin is misleading/incorrect. In the end I went for these http://www.mrporter.com/product/173099 which had been previously recommended to me. I have to say they compliment the suit very well and I'm very pleased. Thanks again for you advice, much appreciated.
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