Daryl and his Usher in their patent wedding shoes
Daryl and his Usher in their patent wedding shoes

Men’s patent shoes are a timeless symbol of elegance and sophistication. Their glossy finish, versatility and durability make them a valuable addition to any wardrobe. If you are attending a formal event, awards show or a wedding the right pair of patent leather shoes can elevate your style and leave a lasting impression. So, why not consider investing in a pair of quality shoes to embrace the classic charm and modern appeal that they offer. As we all know, in the world of fashion, some things never go out of style, and a patent shoes are a prime example of enduring elegance.

The most striking feature of patent shoes is their high-gloss finish. This unique shine sets patent leather apart from other materials. This makes it an ideal choice for those who want to stand out and make a statement.

Patent shoes for all of your wedding party

We are able to offer our Groom’s a patent shoe suitable for all of your wedding party. This plain Oxford design is available in men’s sizes  7 to 12 (£45.00) and boy’s sizes 8 to 5.5 (£35.00). They have proved a winner as far as many of our wedding parties are concerned.

Our modern patent leather shoes offer a little more detailing. This is an Oxford brogue. The Oxford brogue has a punch hole detailing on the toe rather than the smooth finish of the classic Oxford style. The shoe is available in men’s sizes 7 to 12 and priced at £130.00. They have a full leather lining and a rubber sole for grip and comfort.

Made to measure shoes

For a truly unique pair of dress shoes we are able to offer, exclusively in our Billericay shop, made to measure men's shoes. With this amazing collection you can choose your style, sole colour and finish. There are 7 different styles available to select from. Choose from the classic Oxford’s and Derby’s. Monk shoe, either with a single or double strap are also an alternative. This is because they allow your trousers to sit flat again your shoe. For a modern wedding abroad the penny or tassel loafers are proving popular. Made to measure shoes are priced at £395.00. To complete your personal evening suit look we also have made to measure patent belt.

If you would like to discuss having a pair of made to measure shoes please contact us for an appointment with our made to measure specialists in the Billericay shop, 01277 651140.

The best occasions to wear patent shoes

When it comes to men’s formal attire patent shoes hold a special place. They have always symbolized timeless elegance and refinement.

No formal black tie suit is complete without a pair of patent shoes. With their highly polished finish, our wide range of patent shoes will go perfectly with any style of evening suit. Keep it classic with a pair of Oxford black patent shoes. Be adventurous with an on-trend pair of monk shoes. Alternatively if you’re getting married abroad then patent loafers look amazing. Patent shoes always add the all-important finishing touch to your dinner suit.

When it comes to men’s formal occasions, there are certain items that can instantly elevate an outfit and make a statement. One such item is a pair of patent shoes. These sleek and shiny shoes have a timeless appeal and can add a touch of sophistication to any ensemble. They really are the epitome of elegance.

Whether you are attending a wedding, a gala, an awards night, or a black tie event, wearing patent leather shoes will instantly elevate your outfit and make you stand out from the crowd. Their shine and brilliance mean that they naturally stand out and draw attention to you. The glossy finish of the shoe will add a touch of luxury and refinement that is unmatched by any other type of men’s footwear.

The protective coating is an important process in the leather industry that helps to improve the look, feel, and durability of leather goods. A synthetic coating is applied to leather, creating patent leather as a result. This creates a durable and glossy surface that is perfect for formal dress and shoes making them look more luxurious. This process causes no environmental damage. This is due to the fact that no harmful chemicals or solvents are used during production.

Caring for your shoes

To ensure that your patent leather shoes maintain their luster and last for years, follow these care tips:


Contrary to popular belief, patent leather is not delicate. It’s a durable material that can withstand the rigors of regular wear. With proper care, a high quality pair men’s leather patent shoes can last for many years.

Easy to Clean

Wipe your shoes with a damp cloth after each wear to remove dust and dirt. The glossy surface of patent leather makes it easy to clean and maintain. A quick wipe with a damp cloth can remove most scuffs and stains, keeping your shoes looking impeccable. For stubborn stains, use a leather cleaner specifically designed for patent leather.


Periodically, apply a patent leather-specific shoe polish to maintain the shine. Avoid using traditional wax-based polishes, as they can dull the glossy finish.


Store patent leather correctly to prolong its lifespan and avoid any cracks or brittle patches. Patent leather is a type of leather that is treated with a special compound that makes it glossy and durable. Keeping it in cool dry conditions prevents it from cracking or becoming brittle. While avoiding direct sunlight exposure will keep the colour vibrant.

Please note that all prices are correct as of February 2024 but maybe subject to change.