Black Tie

Discussion in 'Seniors' started by Wobblyhead, Jun 12, 2005.

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  1. As this is my first year in the mess, and the summer function is looming I have a question.

    The dress is Black Tie - Now I'm happy with that.

    But what type of shoes do you wear in a Tux? I don't want to turn up wearing what look like a pair of school shoes. Are George boots acceptable?
     
  2. A good pair (£150) of Italian patent leather should do the trick.!
     
  3. Black shoes, the plainer the better. Definitely not brogues. Definitely not boots.
     
  4. Being a civvie, I can't speak for any particular rules for a Military Mess.
    However, Chokin is absolutely right.
    Accepted footwear with a dinner suit (only Americans call it a tux) is plain black patent shoes, usually lace-up rather than slip-on.