Buying a tux and are looking out for a pair of patent shoes - or not??
Is there any alternative to the patent shoes if wearing a tux? I'm thinking a pair of sleek wholcuts maybe?
Can I get some examples please? I am pretty much lost..
Personally, I like wholecut oxfords with a tuxdedo. I've ordered these for a gala I'm attending in April.
They're not the most expensive shoes around which is good for me since I doubt I'll wear them more than a few times a year. If I could find an excuse to wear them more often I might step up a notch.
Would a black highly polished leather balmoral with a captoe be a crime with a tux? I realize there seems to be an agreement on plain-toe being superior in this thread, but couldn't one argue that a captoe makes for a chance of spit-shine, which could work in the favor of the sleek and elegant black-tie code?