These shoes are both good and bad. Good: they're patent leather, wingtip style toe, and feel like a mid-grade construction. For an inexpensive tuxedo shoe, they're ok. Con: These are extremely Italian. The photos do not do these shoes justice. When they arrive and you put them on, they suddenly look like they are 5 sizes too big, with LONG toes. They remind me of the new fad Mexican boots with the crazy extended toes. The long toes also make the shoes crinkle up just under the laces, which I expect is going to be a problem after a few uses. They were inexpensive tho, so I can't complain too much.