voxsart:

Party Hearty.
Many, many parties: Brooks Brothers patent pumps from 1938, in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

And their place in the collection well-earned.
I’ve written it here before, but slide on a pair of evening slippers, and you’ll know you’re ready to go out for a seriously sophisticated evening. Patent oxfords have nothing on these. If you think they look effeminate, just wait until you see them as part of the ensemble… and until the ladies start pawing at you.

voxsart:

Party Hearty.

Many, many parties: Brooks Brothers patent pumps from 1938, in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

And their place in the collection well-earned.

I’ve written it here before, but slide on a pair of evening slippers, and you’ll know you’re ready to go out for a seriously sophisticated evening. Patent oxfords have nothing on these. If you think they look effeminate, just wait until you see them as part of the ensemble… and until the ladies start pawing at you.

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Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie.
I’ve worn both oxfords and pumps with black tie in the past, and the latter is my strong preference. Vox is correct: as part of a full black tie ensemble, they are elegant, and not feminine at all.

Vox Sartoria takes on the issue of formal pumps with black tie.

I’ve worn both oxfords and pumps with black tie in the past, and the latter is my strong preference. Vox is correct: as part of a full black tie ensemble, they are elegant, and not feminine at all.

Atlanta brothers Andre and Keith Churchwell looking brilliant on a summer evening, in a photo from A Suitable Wardrobe. Two of the world’s best-dressed men pulling off colored dinner jackets perfectly. The off-white dinner jacket is a summer staple - great for warm weather and less-serious black tie events. The relaxed elegance of the shawl lapel matches this tone perfectly. Light blue is a little tougher to pull off, a real sartorial power move, but Andre Churchwell couldn’t be pulling it off better.

And by the way: note Andre’s opera pumps, always the most elegant evening footwear choice. You can try and tell him he looks feminine if you want to. I’ll be too busy telling him he looks spectacular.

Bare-knuckle boxer Tom Cribb, getting ready to kick your ass in shoes with bows on them.

Bare-knuckle boxer Tom Cribb, getting ready to kick your ass in shoes with bows on them.

cbenjamin:

Jes is my boy, but these joints are crazy femme.  Seriously, my little sister had Easter shoes that looked exactly like these circa 1993.  Grown ass men + shoes with bows on them = no a good look IMO. 
onesandtwos:

Not to be worn in the snow. Deadly soles.
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Wear these shoes with your black tie ensemble, and you’ll look f*ing fantastic. Women will be lined up. Trust me on this one. Not joking.

cbenjamin:

Jes is my boy, but these joints are crazy femme.  Seriously, my little sister had Easter shoes that looked exactly like these circa 1993.  Grown ass men + shoes with bows on them = no a good look IMO. 

onesandtwos:

Not to be worn in the snow. Deadly soles.

via blog.leffot.com

Wear these shoes with your black tie ensemble, and you’ll look f*ing fantastic. Women will be lined up. Trust me on this one. Not joking.