I recently ordered a midnight blue shawl collar tuxedo with black lapel facings for my wedding (more details here: http://www.styleforum.net/t/516786/looking-for-advice-feedback-on-wedding-tuxedo/30#post_8300738).
I've been looking for shoes to go with it for a while now. I thought about patent leather at first, but my fiancee isn't a huge fan, plus I like the idea of buying something I can wear with suits and not just with the tux. The front-runner right now is these:
I have a few pairs of Allen Edmonds already, and they're great. My only concern with these is that they may be slightly on the informal side (although in a way that's good, since I can easily see myself wearing them to the office and stuff).
What do you think? I've looked around a bit for a pair of wholecut balmorals, but I haven't found any that I wanted to buy. In my earlier thread, I had people recommend Meermin and Carmina, but since I'm not familiar with those brands, I'm a bit hesitant to try them.