Alas, tradition-bound Jeeves would not approve of these shoes. If Bertie is wearing them now that means he’s in the middle of a pickle and without Jeeve’s guidance. Well, never fear… Jeeves will come to the rescue, though poor Bertram will have to give up his beloved shoes in the end.
The narrow leg of the trousers, the narrow, short lapel, the pairing of the brown shoes with the charcoal suit, the snappy spread collar, the blue pocket square. . . . Oh that I could find a stylish man like this to date.
Matthew said… The tie-width-to-lapel-width ratio spoils the ensemble.
Thank you Matthew for pointing this out. I had not been told about that ratio before, but you are exactly correct to describe it that way, IMHO. That is why the current 4″ ties don’t work with the Traditional style suits.
Anyway, as to the shoes, they are a great choice with the suit color. However, (again IMHO) the ensemble could be improved by using a textured rough tie, along with a more puffed pocket square.