Lusting after Nucky's Wingtips

I know, I know... another shoe post. I'm in a bit of a shoe craze now, please indulge me.

HBO's new Boardwalk Empire hooks you right from the opening credits. In particular, Steve Buscemi (as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson) in his pin-strip three-piece and simply stunning two-tone oxford wingtips. I'm not sure if these are technically spectator shoes or not, since the highlight colour on spectators is supposed to be white. Instead, these have a lovely burnished tan, the middle line of punched broguing is a darker brown, with the heel cap, toe, and lacing area in black.

Really quite stunning, although I'm not sure how I would pull them off as part of my wardrobe (or what to wear with them). This of course hasn't deterred me from checking out what is available.  So far, a pair of Forzieri looks remarkable similar (the lighter tan shade could have darkened naturally or from polishing). The search continues.

Posted on October 25, 2010 and filed under Style, Television.