14 December 2010

Black Tie Event -The Shoes & Socks

A pump with silk bows is the traditional evening shoe and dates back to the 16th C when they were worn with knee breeches and silk stockings. The name derives from pomp because of their elegance.
Oliver Sweeney's Globe patent slip on
However most men now wear either black patent-leather or well shined calf skin slip-ons or oxfords. The slip on is the most formal of the two.
For patent go high end as the cheaper patent shoes will crack over time.
Oliver Sweeney's Oscar patent lace ups
Oliver Sweeney patent leather is a result of calf leather being sanded on the top surface to give a mirror finish and then a thin layer of polyurethane is applied giving a true patent finish. They have the two styles the Globe patent slip and the Oscar patent lace. Price at time of print £350.00
Pantherella's black silk socks
Socks should be black silk, no chunky wool or bright patterns. Pantherella have a selection of black silk socks starting from £22 (at time of print

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