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    Formal shoes

    Black leather shoes with a functional or non-functional silver buckle were common with Highland Dress in the 19th Century and not uncommon in the first half of the 20th. Often known as Cromwell shoes, they were very similar to Jose995's slip-on loafers with the buckle where the tassels are and a plain external tongue. The 20th Century ones I have seen were brogued.
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    There is a shoe that is popular with some kilt wearers called a Glenfinnan. It is supposed to be modeled on the shoes Bonnie Prince Charlie wore, although it is a functionally modern shoe rather than an accurate historical reproduction of an 18th century shoe (for instance, it has right and left shoes, rather than being interchangeable). At any rate, it is black leather with a big buckle and might be the look you are going for.

    http://www.mackenziefrain.com/index....gory_id=112963

    I hope this is helpful.
    Andrew

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingandrew View Post
    There is a shoe that is popular with some kilt wearers called a Glenfinnan. It is supposed to be modeled on the shoes Bonnie Prince Charlie wore, although it is a functionally modern shoe rather than an accurate historical reproduction of an 18th century shoe (for instance, it has right and left shoes, rather than being interchangeable). At any rate, it is black leather with a big buckle and might be the look you are going for.

    http://www.mackenziefrain.com/index....gory_id=112963

    I hope this is helpful.
    Andrew
    Thanks for the input. I was actually given a brand new pair of these- still in the MacKenzie Frain box- but they are too big. I suppose I should put them up for sale, but they were free to me, so I think I should donate them to someone who needs a pair of formal shoes, but can't afford them right now. I was thinking maybe a young lad who is trying to get his kilt wardrobe built up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jose995 View Post
    Thanks for the input. I was actually given a brand new pair of these- still in the MacKenzie Frain box- but they are too big. I suppose I should put them up for sale, but they were free to me, so I think I should donate them to someone who needs a pair of formal shoes, but can't afford them right now. I was thinking maybe a young lad who is trying to get his kilt wardrobe built up.
    What size? Frain was sold out of mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichardtheLarge View Post
    What size? Frain was sold out of mine.
    UK 10. That's a US 11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jose995 View Post
    UK 10. That's a US 11.
    No luck. I’m a US 12.

    I think I would buy a pair if I ever came across the right size! I very much like the style, but I wish the toe was rounded. I know, they’re historical!

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