Suggestions for shoes w/tuxedo -- its my wedding!

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  1. brokentelephone

    brokentelephone Senior member

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    YoYO

    I'm looking for suggestions for what shoes to wear w/a tux for my wedding. I'm getting a shawl collar tux from Hardy Amies in London, and was wondering what shoes are best.

    I am sort of torn between (a) JL St Crispin double monks and having them polished to to a mirror shine, (b) patent leather numbers -- I think someone in London must have a nice set,or (c) ???

    Not looking for anything from Alden/BB/American generally -- more inclined to go with a G&G than AE.

    Thanks

    PS: I am not doing a search on account of this being for my wedding and I deserve a fresh outlook.
     
  2. YoungAmerican

    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ???

    You should wear patent oxfords or opera pumps. I prefer the latter, much more elegant.
     
  3. brokentelephone

    brokentelephone Senior member

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    Also, I am not against fashion brands like Gucci or Prada or LV or whatever if they have something very fun and suitable. xx
     
  4. brokentelephone

    brokentelephone Senior member

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    Sorry but that is a gross suggestion. I am marrying a woman, not a mannequin.

    The only way opera slippers look reasonably ok is if the dude is heavily overweight and over 50.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Oh wait...shit, this is brokentelephone's wedding??? Fawk, I better up my game for this post. Also, +1 to YA's advice. Double monks definitely no. Either patent leather or pumps. If you're comfortable wearing them, pumps are the way to go. But if you feel dumb in them, patent oxfords.
     
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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Carefully read and consider these posts:

    http://www.voxsartoria.com/post/13497366516/why-formal-pumps

    http://www.voxsartoria.com/post/13560718077/reprise-part-i-who-in-the-photograph-wears-the

    http://www.voxsartoria.com/post/13560775900/reprise-part-ii-who-in-the-photograph-wears-the
     
  7. brokentelephone

    brokentelephone Senior member

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    EXACTLY DUDE-- MASSIVELY IMPORTANT TO THE STYLEFORUM COMMUNITY AT LARGE.

    Ok maybe I was being a jerk about the pumps. I don't have any problem wearing them, but I think they're a bit old (and I dress like a fairly old man).
     
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    brokentelephone Senior member

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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    I don't understand...opera pumps go well with a wife who is dressed like a tranny? If you can confidently wear opera pumps, they are as stylish and elegant as you possibly get. But like I said before, if you feel uncomfortable or unmanned by them, then by all means ditch them and just do patent oxfords instead. Uncomfortable is never stylish.
     
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    Samovar McGee Senior member

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    I suggest you wear cordovan triple monks with a braided cordwainer's welt. Match your cummerbund in ruby and green paisley for a dash of color.
     
  11. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    First learn to type, second learn where BB shoes are made and who makes them.
     
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    wing8tes_qw Senior member

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    a non-puffy wholecut
     
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    YoungAmerican Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You certainly have a winning attitude. Your wife-to-be picked wisely!
     

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