For unparalleled sophistication (& correct code of dress), a black tie invitation requires both a tuxedo and an appropriately dressy shoe. Unchanged in eons, this elegant and pairing of slender trousers and a polished back shoe is to the realm of menswear, the little black dress and perfect pump.
In polished leather lacquered to a lustrous shine, the classic oxford lace up offers eternal style, particularly in a plain toe. However for a modern slant on tradition, (perhaps to accompany a dress code of Black-Tie/Tie-Optional, adopt the formality of patent high shine, but in the more casual cut of a loafer, rather than lace up).
Calibre Patent Dress Shoe
Tom Ford Gianni Patent Leather Shoe
Givenchy Formal Oxford Shoe
Magnani Patent Leather Cap-Toe Oxford
Giorgio Armani Patent Derby Shoe
Prada Lace-Up Dress Shoe
Salvatore Ferragamo Aiden Patent Lace-Up Oxford
AQUILA Abraham Black
Givenchy Crisscross Patent Leather Shoe
Mezlan ‘Jacobs’ Patent Leather Loafer