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

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by internettman, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. internettman

    internettman Member

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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?
     


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    Sebastian Senior member

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    Sure, you can wear them with evening tails too... [​IMG]
     


  3. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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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"
     


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    No, they're horrible! Save them to throw at the politician of your choice.
     


  5. internettman

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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
     


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    teddieriley Senior member

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    i got some patent leather jordans that look good with jeans.

    someone I know wore patent leather jordans with his tux for his wedding.
     


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    If they are boots, they can be broken off in someones ass.
     




  8. internettman

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    making it VERY simple so it is easy to do:
    shoes: http://ferragamo.neimanmarcus.com/st...ndex=20&tid=C9
    jeans: http://www.eluxury.com/estore/browse...sp?id=10973260
    Shirt: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/store...63500cat255913
    jacket: http://www.bergdorfgoodman.com/store...63500cat255915

    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.
     


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    LabelKing Senior member

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    I have a pair of Neil Barrett oxblood patent captoes that I wear with Dior Homme 19cm.
     


  10. emmanuel

    emmanuel Senior member

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    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.
     


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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.
     


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    Does it look good or do you do it in a desperate attempt to seperate yourself from the masses?
     


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    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.
     


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    A more formal S&M outfit?
     


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