This might not accord with many, but pumps are not for evening alone.  I purchased my first pair (glossy black glacé leather) from Tommy Nutter himself, on Savile Row and subsequently (rich black, embroidered suede) from, the delightful Emma Hope. I have my target set on Edward Green and George Cleverly next.  A pump is a dancing shoe, which has its origin dating from the 16th century although the reason why it is so-named remains a mystery. But dance or no, slip a pair on and team with a sharp suit for a totally revolutionary feel. Tricker’s, Foster’s and a few other stalwarts offer perfect pumps, charming examples ton excite your feet and add an undeniable rakish charm to an otherwise classic staple. Clash the whole outfit with amusing (but serious) socks – Pantherella, Happy Socks for example and one might say… as dear Prince once crooned… You’ve got the Look.  Want to sport a bare ankle?… DO!

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