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post #16 of 28
I hadn't taken a poll since selling off a fair share of what I didn't want in my collection anymore. After taking count, I just realized that nothing has changed I still have too many. Like 60 pair.
post #17 of 28
The poll doesn't really capture my shoe collection.
I have 16 or so pairs of dress shoes, but 45 pairs of shoes total, including things like 2 pairs of flip flops, birkenstocks, chacos, Timberlands, Merrels, Asolos, Asics, New Balance.

I did recently donate my Target copies of Born slip-ons, a pair of Hush Puppies, and toss 2 pairs of sneakers with holes in the soles (for lack of closet space only!)
post #18 of 28
I have this many.
post #19 of 28
I think I have around 36 pairs these days, but there's always room for more.
post #20 of 28
Matt, are you trying to hide a pair or two on the bottom right there?

I'm going to decline participating in the poll until I have a new profession.

Tom
post #21 of 28
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Originally Posted by tiger02
Matt, are you trying to hide a pair or two on the bottom right there?

I'm going to decline participating in the poll until I have a new profession.

Tom

No, it is just a pile of extra shoe trees.
post #22 of 28
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Originally Posted by Renault78law
I'm at that point too, but mostly because I don't have the funds to keep this up. I have less than twenty pairs though, I consider my collection to be well edited

I'd like to think that my collection is well-edited, too, in the sense that if I ignore the cheap, rubber-soled shoes that I no longer wear, I really have only one duplicate color and style (a black blucher--I own a Brooks Alden version and couldn't pass up a John Lobb Perrier for $206). Of course, if you think about situations when one would wear a particular shoe, then redundancies appear. I don't have a digital camera, so I can't post pictures right now, but my collection is

1) chili Allen-Edmonds Maxfield (don't like tassel loafers, never wear it, what was I thinking?)
2) black Alden leisure handsewn (my go-to casual shoes in Summer)
3) color 8 Brooks Alden leisure handsewn (also go-to Summer casual shoes)
4) brown Gucci horsebit loafer
5) brown medallion captoe Ferragamo Tramezza monkstrap (a favorite)
6) black plain toe Ferragamo Tramezza monkstrap
7) black captoe Testoni monkstrap
8) brown Bruno Magli chelsea boot (My go-to winter casual "shoes". I'm surprised that I wear them so much)
9) brown shell cordovan Polo Darlton wingtip blucher (another fave)
10) brown suede Polo Alton wingtip blucher (a favorite, but hard to find situations to wear them)
11) cordovan color, shell cordovan Nettleton saddle shoes
12) black Brooks Alden blucher
13) black John Lobb Perrier blucher
14) brown half-brogue Ferragamo Tramezza oxford
15) brown punched captoe Ferragamo Tramezza oxford (great for more business-like occasions)
16) black Grenson Stowe wholecut (default shoes with a suit)

I haven't paid full retail for any of them (average cost is about $260) and the heavy weighting toward Italian shoes reflects the fact that the Italian shoes are available on sale more frequently. I need a pair of good-looking, water-proof winter boots before November (probably RM Williams Craftsman or C&J Snowdon at full retail) and I would like more boots (Jodhpurs, chelseas, or chukkas), more suede shoes, more monkstraps, and Edward Greens but I need shirts and odd jackets more. They will be expensive since I need to go MTM to get a decent fit. So I don't have the funds to keep this up either, but there is the evil impending Grenson sale at Bennies....
post #23 of 28
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Originally Posted by iammatt
I have this many.
Matt, On first sight it seems as if you store your left and right shoe in an arbitrary fashion, creating some regular excitement trying to find the other half of the pair each time you get dressed. However, on closer inspection I see that you are merely trying to make the most of you shoe closet space. For a glimpse I considered to take a picture of all my good shoes too, but I soon realized that this would be somewhat difficult, so I gave up on the idea.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by sysdoc
Matt,

On first sight it seems as if you store your left and right shoe in an arbitrary fashion, creating some regular excitement trying to find the other half of the pair each time you get dressed. However, on closer inspection I see that you are merely trying to make the most of you shoe closet space.

For a glimpse I considered to take a picture of all my good shoes too, but I soon realized that this would be somewhat difficult, so I gave up on the idea.

Yes, but if I don't lay off, I am going to have to add more shelves and crowd the poor dears.
post #25 of 28
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Originally Posted by iammatt


I have this many.

Matt, if you move the shelves closer to the height of shoes, you can have at least extra 4-5 shelves.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by von Rothbart
Matt, if you move the shelves closer to the height of shoes, you can have at least extra 4-5 shelves.
I am not sure that there are that many more shoes that I would want. I prefer quality to quantity I am sure that I will find more eventually.
post #27 of 28
Good shoes are definitely one of the biggest joys in life.
post #28 of 28
In making my total (43), I included all my lace-up leather shoes, including scuff-around ones I use almost exclusively for walking my dog. I did not include boots (except for my two pairs of chukka boots), rubber mocassins, slippers, sandals and such. Had I done so, I too would have been in the 46+ club.

I have 31 pairs that I consider "first tier" (for me--others wouldn't)--A-E, Ferragamo, Faconnable/Alden; a couple that are "borderline"--my RL white bucks and a pretty decent pair of Brazilian-made Cole-Haan bluchers. My remaining ten pairs are mostly Clarks, Timberlands, H. Trask and Rockport.

Obviously, a man with, say, 15 or 20 pairs of really high grade shoes would have a wardrobe much superior to mine, but I'm pretty happy with what I have!
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