Black Oxfords for Wedding

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  1. SteezNuts

    SteezNuts Senior member

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    Hello,

    I have a wedding coming up (as a groomsman if that matters) and in need of black cap toe oxfords. I did a few searches and nothing came up so my question is: would black oxfords with a natural sole be too casual? These are the shoes in question: http://www.wjk-exclusive.com/item/boots/11ss/8016lc0599.html. I would also wear these for other formal events and interviews. If anything, I could always dye them black but curious to hear what you think.
     


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    Leather soles are maybe more formal than rubber (certainly nicer), but the shape of those shoes is much too casual for a wedding.
     


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    The shape of those is really odd @SteezNuts . No need to dye the bottom of leather soles.
     


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    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How much does Jilan Swirijaya cost in Japan?
     


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    I like wjk, but the shoes are based on old Carpe Diem shoes, which are meant for that arte povera look. Not particularly compatible with traditional weddings.
     


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    They definitely made me think SW&D. I think in part the shape as well as the way the sole turns up so dramatically at the toe.
     


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    Ya I lurk mostly in SW&D which is why I liked them so much. I'll check out the brand you mentioned.


    IIRC wjk borrowed from Carpe so I can see why the look wouldn't match for a wedding.

    Thanks for the help guys.
     


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    Synthese Darth Millennial Dubiously Honored

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    Hey dood - just did this myself. Echoing the others and saying don't wear WJK as wedding/formal shoes. You can try:

    Carmina (~450, Skoaktiebolaget, Carmina, The Armoury)
    Carlos Santos (Skoaktiebolaget - run by @Leaves , who is as friendly as he is tall - 325)
    Justin Fitzpatrick (~400, this is where I ultimately bought mine - I have met Justin a couple of times and he's a great guy)
    Allen Edmonds (can be found on ebay for 100-150, or new for ~300 I believe)
     


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