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What do we think of these tuxedo shoes??? Help!!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ihrtrntls, Nov 21, 2011.

  1. ihrtrntls

    ihrtrntls Member

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    Gentlemen,

    I am in the market for some quality, stylish tuxedo shoes. I want to go best of the best. What’s the most popular choice right now? What is everyone wearing? What are your opinions? Thank you very much!

    RL
    http://www.ralphlauren.com/product/...1899793&ab=ln_men_cs2_dress&parentPage=family


    Broadland
    http://www.broadlandslippers.co.uk/plain-velvet-albert-slippers.html


    D&G velvet lace ups
    http://www.mrporter.com/product/303016


    Allen Edmonds
    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF8005_1_40000000001_-1


    http://www.allenedmonds.com/aeonline/producti_SF213_1_40000000001_-1

    Whats your vote???
     
  2. loiclac

    loiclac Senior member

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    RL one I would not buy something with the pony. the purple label one are gorgeous thought but not linked.

    broadland I bought the patent one ..........

    dg and allen edmonds not really I would buy that instead
     
  3. tj100

    tj100 Senior member

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    Is none of the above an option?

    Velvet slippers are o.k. in certain settings, but are not a very versatile shoe for semi-formal wear. I probably have only one or two things a year where they wouldn't be inappropriate.

    Velvet lace ups are too casual and don't have a place in the semi-formal wardrobe.

    Shell (AE Leeds) doesn't really go with a tuxedo.

    My first choice would be calf opera pumps (I suppose they should have a bow, but I'd go either way on that):
    http://www.broadlandslippers.co.uk/leather-albert-houseshoes.html

    Second choice would be a patent plain toe bal:
    http://www.theshoemart.com/alden-me..._plain_toe_bal_patent_leather_plaza_last.html
     
  4. mack11211

    mack11211 Senior member

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    Classic formal shoes are not matte (flat) like velvet; they are shiny. And black.

    Patent leather or calfskin are the classic materials.

    The poster above has some good choices.
     
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  5. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    All shoe above not good for dinner suit shoe,
    neally all very very bad.
    broadland slipper is good but not perfect.

    Get very shiney pump with glue thin sole or very shiney oxford with glue thin sole,
    no stitch sole or thick sole never.

    lt perfect here
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. ihrtrntls

    ihrtrntls Member

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    Im not a huge fan of the bow.

    What do we think about velvet slippers?

    Would we wear those to black tie events?

    In my option the slippers are becoming more popular.
     
  7. tj100

    tj100 Senior member

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    Yeah, the bow is a bit much. My wife doesn't let me wear them except with white tie (which is a concession she made believing that white tie would never be required...).

    90% of the time I wear the Alden patent plain toe bal.

    The velvet slipper works very well in some settings. If the event is "fun" or relatively casual, you can definitely go with the velvet slipper. But for something like a wedding or professional event they're just too obnoxious. My argument isn't that you can never wear velvet slippers, just that your first pair of shoes for black tie should be something a little more versatile.
     
  8. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Personally I think I like the bow (but have never actually worn one so can't say for sure) - but for a version of the bow that's a little less obnoxious you can get pumps with just kind of a strip of fabric where the bow is, and that's a little less showy or feminine looking IMHO
     
  9. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Pumps with bows are so far into female fashion footwear realm now that I don't think you should go with it. Seriously all three elements - patent, pumps, bow - are far more common in and thus more associated with women's footwear than mens nowdays.

    The closest I would go to those opera pumps are these:
    [​IMG]

    But I would just go with black plaintoe oxfords. And since it's probably once in a blue moon type of occasion, might as well ditch patent leather and go with regular calf so they can be worn other occasions.
     
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  10. ihrtrntls

    ihrtrntls Member

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    Now, thats what I'm talking about. Where did you find them?
     
  11. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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  12. jromeo

    jromeo New Member

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    They are the bomb! How do I get me a pair ASAP . Can you please put me in touch with the seller ASAP. I wear a size 9D
     
  13. Veremund

    Veremund Senior member

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