Admittedly, I know very little about To Boot New York and their products. I am in the market for a shoe to wear with my tuxedo, and have a unique opportunity to purchase these shoes at ~50% off (~$220). http://www.zappos.com/to-boot-new-york-caine As far as patent leather bals go, options are not exactly aplenty. BB has some nice ones via Peal, but I'd be paying ~$350. I'd like to spend as little as possible while still getting a decent shoe, obviously. The only real viable option at <$200 seems to be the Florsheim Kingston, which has a blobby look to it and I don't know about the quality. Thoughts? I'd pair them with silk flat laces.