Summer Wedding Series II
“Babe these white loafers look proper, right?” -Your Boyfriend
How about we save the white shoes for the nursing staff at the local hospital. It’s a wedding.
Look, there’s always the debate over what colour shoes are appropriate for the occasion. Unless he’s wearing a tux, I’d really encourage something other than black. By encourage I mean he should be wearing a cognac brown, a maple sap, honey and roasted nut caramel. I’ve made those up, but you get the picture.
What works best is simplicity and quality. I’m not peddling $1,000 dress shoes here. Well, THESE are nice. You can still look sharp on a budget. Here’s the quick guide to shoe shopping.
1. Buy the absolute best you can afford.
2. Classic shoe designs are EVERYWHERE. Take advantage of this point.
3. Fit. Fit. Fit. Don’t hesitate to try on a variety of sizes and styles. Most well made shoes are created on something called a last. It’s the casting on which the leather is stretched over, and what creates the shape of the shoe.
5. Make sure it doesn’t have Velcro. Seriously.
Once you’ve managed to find a pair that transitions well from one suit to another, you should get him some socks. Copious amounts of well made socks. I’ve lamented about the whole sock thing HERE. Try and stay away from blinding shades that take away from the radiant bride. Sitting at the end of the isle with lime green poking out might cause the poor flower girl to think its a cold freezy…kids love freezies.
Until next week, sempre con stile.
*Here is a list of some nice footwear options paired with “formal-ish” attire. CLICK LINK