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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Get black oxfords. Nice ones. Go somewhere and get a high shine on them. Pumps are a waste of money. Unless you're Crusty.

Any particular brand? Are these worth shelling out a good amount of $ for since they will rarely be worn?
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As much as I would like to be dapper and channel my inner iGent for total 0wnage, I figured it would be best to go with something timeless and let my soon to be wife steal the show

Congrats GuP! I agree with you, let the bride be the center of attention. Every woman has dreamt of her wedding day since she was a little girl, so let it be her day.
But, no cummerbunds please. I also wore a tux at my wedding (albeit a brown one...) and opted for a waistcoat that subtly referred to my wife's gown. Of course, with her looking so spectacular, none of the guests had the slightest interest in how the groom looked. biggrin.gif

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Wow what culture is that?

Her outfit is very intricate and detailed. Beautiful
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Wow what culture is that?

Her outfit is very intricate and detailed. Beautiful

Thanks, it's Indonesia. The dress is a modern interpretation of the traditional kebaya.
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Vox's coherent combinations post>all of Foos posts combined

 

Can we get a link of this, please?

 

 

Also, check out this version: http://www.scribd.com/doc/239974878/Practical-Thoughts.

 

Practical Thoughts is one of the most useful things I've read on the forum, but so is the Good Taste threat, and Foo's input there and in other threads was very good. It seems to me that it was mostly the threads that he started that decreased in usefulness the longer they went on.

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I don't wear dress shoes very often so I'm going with a small collection of Vass and EG when I find good deals ($600 US for the Vass and $800 for the EG so far). 2 Oxfords (black and brown) for suits and 3 derbies (brown, lighter brown, and burgundy/bordeaux) for sport coats. As I wear a dress shoe once every few months at most I'm hoping that higher quality shoes will last pretty much forever and when I do where dress shoes downtown I'll have on footwear that at least hangs with the lawyers and financiers (I install modular office furniture as a sort of contractor). 

 

I'd eventually enjoy adding a burgundy oxford to wear with a navy suit and a black derbie to wear with grey SC/Pants but don't consider those to be absolutely essential.

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Also, check out this version: http://www.scribd.com/doc/239974878/Practical-Thoughts.

Practical Thoughts is one of the most useful things I've read on the forum, but so is the Good Taste threat, and Foo's input there and in other threads was very good. It seems to me that it was mostly the threads that he started that decreased in usefulness the longer they went on.

Lol at your spelling error smile.gif
Thanks for that scribd link, a lot better readable than the web archive.
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Thread Starter 

@GuP

 

The most uncontroversial choice would be these:

 

80201 RAIN OXFORD

 

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/toe-cap-punched-80201

 

Where I in your shoes, however, I'd get these:

922 RAIN OXFORD

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/wingtip-lace-up-black-922

 

as I would get more wear out of them than I would the black captoes. But if you wear suits at least a few times a month, then get the captoes. What would really be nice is a pair of black austerity brogues. I have no idea why, but right now, I'm oddly obsessed with austerity brogues.

 

If you think you'll be wearing these less than once a year, cheaper options:

WWW_2033_135.png

https://meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=2033#

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It's your wedding. I'd spend more for something a little nicer than Carmina. EG at $900 or so seems more appropriate.
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GuP. Congrats. Cummerbund with shawl, waistcoat with peak. No wing collar. I prefer plain toe oxfords with black tie.
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It's your wedding. I'd spend more for something a little nicer than Carmina. EG at $900 or so seems more appropriate.

 

 

If he likes shoes, and he intended to wear them regularly, then by all means he should use the wedding as an excuse for something like EG/JL etc. But the wedding should only be an excuse to splurge. I don't think a wedding justifies spending that much money for something to be used for just that occasion. A very, very small part of that. The 5-600 dollar difference could go towards something else which would have a far more significant effect on the magic of that evening. Like hiring @Cleav to freestyle.

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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

Mostly, black leather derbys. I am sure there are well dressed people with nice stuff but I have yet to run into one in a building that holds about 250 people...sigh.

Apparently, I was "attacked" because people think I dress well. One idiot asked me just out of no where, "Are those Prada shoes or Gucci shoes you're wearing?". I said I am wearing Crockett & Jones, and he had no idea what they were. And I told him I despise designer brands (too much markup) and his followup comment was I bet you have a secret bank account that your wife doesn't know about so you can order all of those nice stuff. And I and other "normal" coworkers just stood there speechless at the stupidity of his comments. 

@The Noodles

http://www.styleforum.net/t/249539/revealing-your-mbt-or-when-people-are-tactless/0_50
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Congrats GuP! I agree with you, let the bride be the center of attention. Every woman has dreamt of her wedding day since she was a little girl, so let it be her day.
But, no cummerbunds please. I also wore a tux at my wedding (albeit a brown one...) and opted for a waistcoat that subtly referred to my wife's gown. Of course, with her looking so spectacular, none of the guests had the slightest interest in how the groom looked. biggrin.gif
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That dress is sick. Wow.
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Originally Posted by EliodA View Post

Congrats GuP! I agree with you, let the bride be the center of attention. Every woman has dreamt of her wedding day since she was a little girl, so let it be her day.
But, no cummerbunds please. I also wore a tux at my wedding (albeit a brown one...) and opted for a waistcoat that subtly referred to my wife's gown. Of course, with her looking so spectacular, none of the guests had the slightest interest in how the groom looked. biggrin.gif

IMG_3894.jpg

Thank you. Congrats to you as well!! Amazing dress
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

@GuP


The most uncontroversial choice would be these:

oxford_carmina_black_80201_l.jpg

http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/toe-cap-punched-80201

Where I in your shoes, however, I'd get these:
black_oxford_shoes_carmina_922_l.jpg
http://www.carminashoemaker.com/mens-oxford-shoes/wingtip-lace-up-black-922

as I would get more wear out of them than I would the black captoes. But if you wear suits at least a few times a month, then get the captoes. What would really be nice is a pair of black austerity brogues. I have no idea why, but right now, I'm oddly obsessed with austerity brogues.

If you think you'll be wearing these less than once a year, cheaper options:
WWW_2033_135.png
https://meermin.es/articulo.php?idArt=2033#

Come to think of it, I already have some black shoes very similar to the ones you posted above. They just have not been in the rotation since forever.

I know for sure I have the AE Park Ave in blacks. I also have something very similar to the second carmina's you posted. I believe they are Ferragamo.

Will post pics once I get home on Monday.
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