journal: formal

Edward Green Holborn, Black Patent

Patent leather is the ultimate material when it comes to formal wear. Spring time is the perfect time to break it out, both for formal events as well as dressed down with jeans or slim pants as a chic look.

The Edward Green Holborn in black patent leather and cement soles is a lightweight and soft shoe that is a comfortable as it is beautiful.

Holborn, 82 Last, Black Patent Leather, Cement Soles

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The Elegance

The Aubercy wholecut is one of the most elegant shoes in our collection. For some reason it seems to draw strong attention from women when they are in the store. This is a very chic shoe and would do very well in a formal setting. In fact one of our clients recently purchased a pair to wear with his tuxedo.

I chose the red lining because of the nostalgic feeling I get when I think of black tuxedos lined in red Ala the Rat Pack, although I’m pretty sure they wore pumps with bows. Regardless, that was the inspiration.

I also like the hand-punched lines that create a very sleek and graceful look. It adds another level of interest that a plain wholecut lacks.

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