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Can Patent Leather shoes be used for anything other than tuxedos?

post #1 of 18
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Seems like there's a lot of hate for patent leather shoes on here. Hate for patent leather shoes aside, I'm wondering if patent leather shoes can ever work with anything other than a tuxedo? For the sake of argument, would it be conceivable that patent leather shoes could ever go well with jeans or khakis or a suit? I'm not really asking in a strict, formal sense, as if patent leather shoes ever "should" go with something like jeans, because the impression I get is that patent leather is only for tuxedos. I guess maybe I'm talking about pushing the boundaries of fashion?
post #2 of 18
Sure, you can wear them with evening tails too...
post #3 of 18
you can do certain patent leather shoes with jeans and people have been doing that for a while. It is no longer "pushing the boundaries of fashion"
post #4 of 18
No, they're horrible! Save them to throw at the politician of your choice.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 
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you can do certain patent leather shoes with jeans and people have been doing that for a while. It is no longer "pushing the boundaries of fashion"
can you tell me more about this? I put on a pair of shiny black shoes when wearing jeans and I wasn't sure how it might be possible to make that work
post #6 of 18
i got some patent leather jordans that look good with jeans.

someone I know wore patent leather jordans with his tux for his wedding.
post #7 of 18
If they are boots, they can be broken off in someones ass.
post #8 of 18
post #9 of 18
Thread Starter 
So, you're suggesting that black patent leather shoes could go well with dry denim and a black shirt and black blazer?
I guess I can see patent leather shoes worn casually as working alright in an all-black outfit.
post #10 of 18
I have a pair of Neil Barrett oxblood patent captoes that I wear with Dior Homme 19cm.
post #11 of 18
There are a lot of ways to do patent casually but I dont want to confuse you wit a whole bunch of options. Sometimes simple in the beggining is best.
post #12 of 18
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you can do certain patent leather shoes with jeans and people have been doing that for a while. It is no longer "pushing the boundaries of fashion"

Because patent shoes don't push the boundries of fashion anymore, I wear my 2B Grosgrain PL DJ with my old Onitsuka high top, neon yellow / pink / purple sneakers and wide stripe seersucker jeans.

I live to push boundries.
post #13 of 18
Does it look good or do you do it in a desperate attempt to seperate yourself from the masses?
post #14 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
There are a lot of ways to do patent casually but I dont want to confuse you wit a whole bunch of options. Sometimes simple in the beggining is best.
I'm interested in hearing your ideas.

If for some strange reason what you say gets me all confused, I can always stick with black pants if I decide I really want to wear patent leather shoes casually.
post #15 of 18
A more formal S&M outfit?
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