Need advice wrt mens dress shoes.
December 18, 2012 3:09 PM Subscribe
Please help us find some appropriate men's shoes for a fancy wedding. Or talk me out of my search.
posted by stinker to clothing, beauty, & fashion (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We've been invited to my husband's cousin's wedding, which will be a formal affair on the East Coast next summer. My husband does not own a single formal article of clothing. After 10 years of marriage I really don't care that he doesn't dress up -- we live in Alaska and "dressing up" means wearing something without holes or stains. I like to dress up and have plenty of options, and I feel somewhat responsible for making sure that my husband is appropriately attired. I'm starting with the shoes, since he is hard to fit and somewhat picky. He thinks he can just buy a pair of new shoes that he likes and since they are new they will be fancy enough. I'm not so sure. He likes these
, which I think are too casual. I like these
, which I'm pretty sure he wouldn't wear more than once. Is there a style that is a happy medium between "woodcutter" and "lawyer"?
I could go for cheaper dress shoes since he won't get much use out of them, but I hate the idea of buying cheap shoes. Maybe it's worth it for him to have one pair of nice dress shoes. Or maybe I should back off and let him wear whatever he wants to this wedding?