Shoes for a tuxedo

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by IBJanky, May 13, 2011.

  1. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    I have 3 pairs of black polished shoes that I have to choose from to wear with my tuxedo. 1. Plain toe wholecuts [​IMG] 2. Plain toe derby [​IMG] 3. Cap toe oxford [​IMG] Kind of an emergency. I have a wedding coming up and I don't have time to buy new shoes. Which of these is the lesser of 3 evils? myke
     


  2. random-adam

    random-adam Senior member

    Messages:
    1,173
    Likes Received:
    178
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2008
    Location:
    20781
    After seeing photos, definitely the wholecuts. Definitely.
     


  3. CommenceFailure

    CommenceFailure Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    79
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    I think many would argue plain toe whole-cuts are the optimum shoe to wear.

    Those would be fine and probably so would the cap toe oxfords. Whichever are sleeker and whichever you can make shinier are the ones I would pick.
     


  4. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

    Messages:
    5,264
    Likes Received:
    23,499
    Joined:
    May 10, 2007
    Location:
    NYC, NY
    Not speaking "ex cathedra", style-wise, but from my own personal preferences, I would opt for either the wholecuts or the cap-toe oxfords, in that order. Derbies are generally considered a less formal shoe, so I would be least likely, myself, to use them were I confronted with the same dilemma.

    That being said, having seen your postings, I would also note that you should wear whatever shoes are sleekest (which, for you, should be easy - all your shoes, IIRC, are pretty sleek).

    Utter correctness will not be totally served by any of the above selections, but so long as there is no metal, the shoes are highly polished, and they are elegant of line, only the most persnickety of posters here would object - certainly not the other guests at the wedding.
     


  5. IBJanky

    IBJanky Senior member

    Messages:
    924
    Likes Received:
    35
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2009
    Location:
    Los Angeles, CA
    Updated with pics of my actual shoes.

    myke
     


  6. MadAboutPlaid

    MadAboutPlaid Senior member

    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2011
    Location:
    Scottsdale, AZ
    I would wear the wholecuts even if I had other options.

    May I ask the board what the "ideal" tux shoes are?
     


  7. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

    Messages:
    3,865
    Likes Received:
    150
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    I hate wholecuts, but have to vote #1 given the selection...

    #2 and 3 are too janky. Wait, I could have that backwards; maybe they're not janky enough! [​IMG]
     


  8. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

    Messages:
    18,315
    Likes Received:
    1,945
    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2009
    Location:
    Central Booking
    #1
     


  9. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

    Messages:
    1,001
    Likes Received:
    222
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2009
    Location:
    Munich, Germany
    The wholecuts!
     


  10. Unregistered

    Unregistered Senior member

    Messages:
    980
    Likes Received:
    89
    Joined:
    Jan 19, 2011
    Location:
    Edmonton, AB
    From your pictures, the whole cuts.

    The captoes are too square really...
     


  11. NotoriousMarquis

    NotoriousMarquis Senior member

    Messages:
    885
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2010
    Location:
    New York/Chicago
    The first are pretty good; Sean Connery wore chelsea boots and loafers with his tux in early 007 films.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by