Most of the threads I have seen in regards to NYE and cocktail attire in general seem to be somewhat dead. My personal thought is it should be something that's dressy, tailored, but shows your personality. Here's my question and situation... I've been invited by a friend to go with a group to his friends party in Union Square. I really want to wear these shoes. They are beautiful but could very easily border on being a tad lurid. Is there any way to incorporate these or is it really just a no go? I imagine just everything else should be relatively muted. Or am I just better off sticking with a brown monkstrap, chelsea boot, or navy leather lace up? Also have the basic brown/black laceups. Finally, there is a nice pair of loafers with a sort of brown/red/burgundy patina I could rock.