from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Black leather finished to a hard glossy surface and used especially for shoes and clothing accessories.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Leather that has been given a high gloss, shiny finish.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a varnished or lacquered leather, used for boots and shoes, and in carriage and harness work.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. leather with a hard glossy surface
For instance, one woman may choose to wear her classic navy blue blazer traditionally, paired with her best tan trousers, a silky white blouse, black patent leather pumps, and a strand of milky pearls, whereas another woman will create a look that thumbs its nose at convention while using the instant-recognition factor of the jacket in a slightly coded manner.
I unzip the sports bag and identify my possessions: one dinner jacket, dark red with matching trousers, one dress shirt, white, one cummerbund, silk, and the whole lot rolled into a tight ball round my patent leather shoes.
Obedient to my sense of duty, I handed her the last vestiges of my former glory: my dinner jacket trousers not yet run in, my Turnbull & Asser bow tie to match, my pleated dress shirt of best sea-island cotton, my onyx dress studs and cufflinks, silk socks, patent leather shoes.
Hunt for unique and classic details such as candy-colored patent leather from the seventies, status-label prints and patterns from the eighties think Gucci, or even a fun 1950s woven straw bag.
Nilly complained, tap-dancing in his new patent leather shoes so they clicked on the marble floor.
Its color is black, or dark blue, as are also the revers, the collar and the cuffs; with it are worn black, tight fitting knee breeches, black silk stockings, and low patent leather shoes with gold buckles.
Not total darkness yet, the massed trectops, some of their leaves showing wet like patent leather with the light from the moon that shone like a bright dollar in the sky.
Suddenly, Archie Marlin caught up with us in his imitation patent leather shoes and his shiny gray suit, with his glossy red hair parted in the middle.
Cinch the self-belt if it still remains affixed, or add your own contrasting belt in patent leather or a fun faux snakeskin.
Ever see patent leather shoes, Eena? asked Banty, with some disgust.