Three Button

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I need a new pair of formal shoes to wear with my evening dress / tux. I prefer lace ups. Anyone know where I can get a decent, non-plasticity pair at a good price? Thanks.
 

stfu

Senior Member
I need a new pair of formal shoes to wear with my evening dress / tux. I prefer lace ups. Anyone know where I can get a decent, non-plasticity pair at a good price? Thanks.
I have intermittently seen AE's patent offering (I forget the name) on ebay at sometimes shockingly low prices.

I for one will be wearing well polished PAs instead of a patent shoe.
 

Taliesin

Super Member
The A-E model is the Copley, seen here:

https://www.josbank.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=&pcount=&Product_Id=338689

For about the same price, you could also look at Brooks Brothers:

https://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCa...t_Id=851188&Parent_Id=202&default_color=Black

For a lower price, you might try to find the Florsheim Aspire. Amazon used to have it, but it seems to be out of stock:

https://www.amazon.com/Florsheim-As...=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=shoes&qid=1221663646&sr=8-1

Another approach, which could work but I don't know any details, would be to try to find less expensive patent leather shoes at a military supply store, or something like that.
 

dwebber18

Super Member
I got mine from MW they list for $90 and seem to be ok quality. The patent isn't plasticy like rentals but im sure its not as nice as the AE or Brooks
 

SCsailor

Active Member with Corp. Privileges
I wear highly polished AE Park Aves with a tuxedo. I know others on this board do as well. There's something about patent leather that looks rented to me.
 

Mr. Knightly

Super Member
I'm in the Park Aves with a tux club. If I were to wear anything else, it would probably be Gucci bit loafers or wholecuts. Both would be stylish and cheap. I think AEs model of wholecut is the Westgate.
 
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