‘Tis the season when wedding bells ring, flowers are made into corsages and boutonniere‘s, and the blood pressure of many a lesbian bride and groom rises in anticipation of the most beautiful day of their lives together. Now when it comes to that special day there are a lot of factors to take into account for the groom.
Certainly the groom Dandi should go forth and get a well-fitted suit, if in the budget perhaps even one tailored uniquely to them. But as I’ve pointed out often in my blog many a time. I like shoes, a lot. So it stands to reason that I believe when you are getting dressed up, whether it be for the one time (hopefully!) special event of your wedding or some other more formal occasion…
…one should start with their shoes.
I have noticed that a good pair of shoes can make you feel like a million bucks. I think it’s mainly because it’s one of the few things that we can see constantly on our own person, unless we spend a lot of time passing a mirror for quick admiring glances.
That said, of course fit, matching your loved one in a complementary versus matchy- matchy way (unless you like that sort of thing) should be utmost in mind,
but a proper pair of shoes will take you a very long way. Now as you’ve noticed with this last picture of fancy shoes I’ve put up it’s not as formal as the rest. If dressing like you’re a cast member of Downton Abbey isn’t your style then definitely have fun with your footwear choice. (It may be the only say you have in the matter. 🙂
Not wearing a traditional black tux? Then black shoes are probably not going to be your thing either unless you are working with grays or blues.
And even then don’t be afraid to have fun (but do avoid looking like you are on your way to the prom. Remember there will be pictures permanently reminding you of your choices.)
Not a formal kind of Dandi? That’s okay too (of course it is!) Even if you’ve been rangled into a tux you can still pull off some personality by adding an elegant kick to the mix instead of a patent shoe (which I assure you will increase your will to dance in the wee hours of the night.)
- The Return of the Dandy (wordwenches.typepad.com)