Hence the saying, "to each his own"!
@CJBianco, Glad that you got this sorted out. Good luck in your search.
I wonder how much time before somebody succumbs to the itch and buys the defective one at full price.
I had something similar -- although not green -- on a pair of cap toe color 8 boots. I figured it was just some form of identification.Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Cool, I appreciate the picture. Just something that I hadn't seen before and was wondering if anybody else had.
This doesn't really answer your question but consider 9071. Also, Carmina seems to make some nice black straight tip cap toe bals.
If you are just looking for something cheaper that you will only wear for this one occasions and perhaps a few weddings in the future, why not just get some Johnston and Murphys? Probably nobody will notice the difference, and since you are only going to wear them a few times, they should hold up pretty well.
my opinion is not to wear a silver/black tie w/ a navy suit. the 9015 would look great if you swap out the tie w/ something that matches. or get the 9016 (black version).
My apologies for taking take this a bit off thread, but this man needs to get dressed.
I highly recommend the KW bal for semiformal and informal wear. I got them for my wedding and wear for indoor/evening occasions that call for a suit or tuxedo. The GCT shoeshine boys did a nice bull job on them and they look very smart. Otherwise, my kit is casual, so I wanted something that didn't need to be versatile. I discovered them on the always-excellent Put This On blog, where they are mentioned in a post about semiformal footwear and in another post about the bals themselves (including this side-by-side photo with an Alden calf bal--no comparison on sleekness).
IME, they run large. I'd recommend leaving time to return for a different size in the event they aren't right.
While I'm at it, I'll mention that KW also sells a proper (and surprisingly elusive) three-stud tux shirt.
As you were...