Too well known to require description, attention need only be drawn to the svelte lines which give the hand-made shoe a glove-like fitting. The neatness of sole and delicately bevelled waist are both elegant and practical in a dancing shoe. A similar shoe with the addition of a plain toe-cap is usually made for wearing with a Dinner Jacket and black tie. In frosty weather, Patent leather should be slightly warmed before wearing as this will help to preserve the fine lacquered surface.
The three-piece tree, completely filling the shoe, and giving maximum support to all parts, is strongly recommended for Patent leather and, indeed, for all shoes. A handle to the key-piece is not neccessary in this instance owing to the ease with which Patent can be cleaned. For travelling it is, moreover, exceptionally compact.