I failed to pull the trigger in yesterday's sale for a decent looking pair of patent leathers as I thought they would sit in the cupboard unworn for months. Now it looks like we may be invited to a black tie event at New Year and I wish I'd gone for it. Looks like I'll gamble on finding something decent either now or in the post Christmas sale or I'll have to shine up some 'day' shoes, unless anyone knows of any other good alternatives? I'm not looking to spend silly money for shoes I will wear once a year. I don't like AE park Avenues or velvet slippers. What do you lot wear with your black tie outfits?