Today, the rules of black tie are no longer black and white -- or, in this case, black patent. No matter the formal affair, we always opt for an understated and elegant full grain calf-leather shoe. Starting with summer weddings and parties, here's how we do black tie from the bottom up.
Unadorned but never underappreciated. This plain-toe blucher, a go-to style for black tie affairs, maintains a straightforward profile for when you need a sophisticated ensemble that doesn't shout.
Always safe and reliable, this cap-toe oxford, with its clean lines, is the traditional choice that stands up to any tuxedo.
This loafer, with its sleek penny keeper and tailored silhouette, exudes a cool irreverence that plays well with formal attire. Proof you don't need tassels and velvet to sport a slip-on.
This blucher, with it's brogue detail and substantial silhouette, will certainly not go unnoticed. A rebellious choice if a bit of edge is what you’re after.