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post #16 of 93
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+1 I own black calfskin wholecuts in the event I someday find an excuse to wear black tie, since I can't justify buying patent leather shoes. It's a sartorial sin of the first magnitude to some; marginally acceptable to others.
Agreed. That's the way I'm doing it. And I would never wear opera pumps ... they are too effeminate for my taste. It's great that they've been worn for x number of decades, but even in photos from long ago, they look effeminate.
post #17 of 93
you guys may not know it, but opera pumps (as well as opera in general) are Widely Considered Gay.
post #18 of 93
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you guys may not know it, but opera pumps (as well as opera in general) are Widely Considered Gay.

Manton now has to straighten this out!
post #19 of 93
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A tuxedo is a formal wear that truly has no meaningful use in current days, but we still attire ourselves in such for "formal" occasions.

Isn't black tie supposed to be a "party" outfit while white tie is reserved for the "formal" occasions? At least that's what the practice over here is.
post #20 of 93
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Isn't black tie supposed to be a "party" outfit while white tie is reserved for the "formal" occasions? At least that's what the practice over here is.

Yes, black tie is officially considered semi-formal, whereas white tie is formal.
post #21 of 93
My instep is a little too high for this shoe. I wear grosgrain oxfords, for formal evenings. Not using them too much, these days.
post #22 of 93
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My instep is a little too high for this shoe. I wear grosgrain oxfords, for formal evenings. Not using too much, these days.

I don't think I've ever seen that before. Sounds interesting. Any pictures?
post #23 of 93
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I don't think I've ever seen that before. Sounds interesting. Any pictures?
Santoni makes some.
post #24 of 93
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Santoni makes some.

Thanks. I found these bluchers online but no oxfords... First time I hear of grosgrain men's shoes
post #25 of 93
so these are incorrectly listed and are actually for men?

http://cgi.ebay.com/LADIES-BLACK-LOA...QQcmdZViewItem
post #26 of 93
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so these are incorrectly listed and are actually for men?

http://cgi.ebay.com/LADIES-BLACK-LOA...QQcmdZViewItem

That was the picture that got me thinking.

Honestly, this is one place where tradition can go hang. I patently( ) refuse to wear shoes with bows. There's tradition, and there's looking like a twit. This falls firmly in the latter.

But interesting information. TMYK!
post #27 of 93
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That was the picture that got me thinking.

Honestly, this is one place where tradition can go hang. I patently( ) refuse to wear shoes with bows. There's tradition, and there's looking like a twit. This falls firmly in the latter.

But interesting information. TMYK!

Yeah I have to be honest, I'm all for wearing well fitted clothing and reading about what goes together, but anyone wearing shoe such as these in my opinion should have their manhood questioned. Maybee they worked in 19th century but not today.
post #28 of 93
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Yeah I have to be honest, I'm all for wearing well fitted clothing and reading about what goes together, but anyone wearing shoe such as these in my opinion should have their manhood questioned. Maybee they worked in 19th century but not today.

Yes I can certainly see what you mean. If your manhood is so fragile that it can be threatened by a pair of shoes that men have worn for centuries, then it's possible you might in fact be gay. You should probably steer well clear of these.
post #29 of 93
Where's Sator?
post #30 of 93
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Originally Posted by Mark from Plano View Post
Yes I can certainly see what you mean. If your manhood is so fragile that it can be threatened by a pair of shoes that men have worn for centuries, then it's possible you might in fact be gay. You should probably steer well clear of these.

So let me get this straight you walk around dressed up like it's the 19th century and think you look good?!?!?
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