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Trouble finding shoes for my wedding

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I'm the groom and am trying to find a nice pair of shoes for my wedding. I'm wearing a black 3 piece suit and ended up picking up a pair of black Armani monk strap shoes. I was originally looking for lace ups and never considered monk straps. But what I like about this shoe is the shape of is and the sheen that the leather has. I'm also a little torn wearing monk straps with a suit. I think the shoe looks great but I'm wondering if there's anything else out there.

So I guess I'd like to get your opinion on these shoes for my wedding and other occasions in the future

Or can you guys recommend a lace up version of this shoe with the same shape and shine. I just want a clean look with no brogueing. Reason I mention shine is because I found these Paul Franks but they the look was dull in person: http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/shop/paul-smith-mens-shoes-390/paul-smith-shoes-black-taylors-shoe-sfxd-h026-hav-n3/product.html




 

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One of the best ways to get a shine on shoes is through a process called "shining."
 

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I've never owned a pair of shoes over $300 in my life. Is it the norm to shine a pair of new shoes when you get them?
 

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I've never owned a pair of shoes over $300 in my life. Is it the norm to shine a pair of new shoes when you get them?

If they're not as shiny as you would like, yes.
 

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A good quality full-grain leather shoe might not be as "shiny" as a corrected-grain one. But yes, a good polishing on even a new shoe can help bring out the shine. Many threads--and opinions--on this, but never hurts to start w/ just a bit of shoe conditioner/cleaner; let dry, and buff out. Like the look of those monkstraps.
 

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I'm the groom and am trying to find a nice pair of shoes for my wedding. I'm wearing a black 3 piece suit and ended up picking up a pair of black Armani monk strap shoes. I was originally looking for lace ups and never considered monk straps. But what I like about this shoe is the shape of is and the sheen that the leather has. I'm also a little torn wearing monk straps with a suit. I think the shoe looks great but I'm wondering if there's anything else out there.
So I guess I'd like to get your opinion on these shoes for my wedding and other occasions in the future
Or can you guys recommend a lace up version of this shoe with the same shape and shine. I just want a clean look with no brogueing. Reason I mention shine is because I found these Paul Franks but they the look was dull in person: http://www.paulsmith.co.uk/shop/paul-smith-mens-shoes-390/paul-smith-shoes-black-taylors-shoe-sfxd-h026-hav-n3/product.html

Why are you wearing a black suit to a wedding?It's not a funeral
 

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Why are you wearing a black suit to a wedding?It's not a funeral

I don't see what the problem is. I see black tuxes all the time. Though mine isn't a tux, it's a 3 piece suit with a bit of sheen on the fabric and a notched lapel. Not quite a tux but pretty close.
 

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A lace up version of those shoes would look good. I think black puts off people because it seems too somber for a wedding. A dark navy would be more appropriate if it was me.
 

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Go to a shop and select a decent lace up oxford style (Balmorals to those in the US). Elbow grease enables them to shine.
 

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Why are you wearing a black suit to a wedding? you are not a burglar!!!


ftfy^^^


I don't see what the problem is. [COLOR=FF00AA]I see black tuxes all the time. [/COLOR]Though mine isn't a tux, it's a 3 piece suit with a bit of sheen on the fabric and a notched lapel. Not quite a tux but pretty close.


But a black suit(3 piece/shiny/notch) is NOT tux. Can't you go with a blue suit or proper tux?
 

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Oh...and like the shoes....Just not with a black suit...
 

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