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Any thoughts on the Broadstreet -- I saw them on the website as a special order today...
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I'd like to add my curiosity to the shoe bag question. I currently store my shoes on a rack in my closet with shoe trees inside, but not in shoe bags. I enjoy walking by and looking at them as if they are on display. I cannot imagine hiding them under a felt bag. Does dust really harm them? Mine are in a consistent rotation and I brush them before each wearing.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I'd like to add my curiosity to the shoe bag question. I currently store my shoes on a rack in my closet with shoe trees inside, but not in shoe bags. I enjoy walking by and looking at them as if they are on display. I cannot imagine hiding them under a felt bag. Does dust really harm them? Mine are in a consistent rotation and I brush them before each wearing.

I store mine on cedar shoe racks with shoe trees (of course). My flannel bags are used for travel and nothing else.
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Any thoughts on the Broadstreet -- I saw them on the website as a special order today...

A very decent shoe. The seldom used 3-73 last can be tricky. I go down in width.
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Any thoughts on the Broadstreet -- I saw them on the website as a special order today...


I think they look great...and I'd wear them...but I'm one of those cartoon characters who wears strange clothes to work, like bow ties and seersucker.

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Anyone own the AE Westchester and Alden full Strap (shell or calf)?

If yes, thoughts on fit and overall satisfaction with each model?
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The 3-73 is pretty wide?

I'm usually a 10D...
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I don't know about others who frequent this and other shoe related threads on Style Forum, but I've certainly been a compulsive shoe buyer. I really don't want to count, but since the beginning of 2013, I've probably bought close to double digit pairs of shoes (AE and others)...and I started the year with well over a dozen pairs.tongue.gif
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I also have a problem.  Is there a support group?  One outside of SF, that is.

I would like to think that I am not a compulsive shoe buyer, I have a very well laid out plan at least for shell. But even with that the "want" list it is still fairly long. I sure hope that there is no support group outside of SF! It might interfere with my goals.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I'd like to add my curiosity to the shoe bag question. I currently store my shoes on a rack in my closet with shoe trees inside, but not in shoe bags. I enjoy walking by and looking at them as if they are on display. I cannot imagine hiding them under a felt bag. Does dust really harm them? Mine are in a consistent rotation and I brush them before each wearing.

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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

I store mine on cedar shoe racks with shoe trees (of course). My flannel bags are used for travel and nothing else.

I store mine in the closet on shoe racks that I custom built without bags on them. Well 2 closets actually. I am a visual person and need to see them to decide what to wear and admit that I like the smell of cordovan filling the room too. Yes dust does build up on them and I used to keep a brush to brush them off before wearing until I noticed how much dust filled the air sometimes. Now I use a dust mitt. Light will darken light shell and lighten dark shell so putting them in bags would actually be a good idea. However I figure in time it would happen anyways.

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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I'd like to add my curiosity to the shoe bag question. I currently store my shoes on a rack in my closet with shoe trees inside, but not in shoe bags. I enjoy walking by and looking at them as if they are on display. I cannot imagine hiding them under a felt bag. Does dust really harm them? Mine are in a consistent rotation and I brush them before each wearing.
I grew up down there doc I think mildew or being chewed by gators is probably a bigger problem than dust
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Any thoughts on the Broadstreet -- I saw them on the website as a special order today...

 

I think they are awesome but would probably only wear them once or twice a year to a wedding or Christmas party so maybe I'll wait until I can get a great deal on a pair of seconds.

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Not sure if anyone else notices this...

Over the last few months, I purchased a pair of Ridgeway, McTavish, and McAllister each.

What I noticed is that while all 3 are built on the same last, the Ridgeway actually have a pointier toe profile.

I try to show that in the below pic, but it does not represent what I see IRL.

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Originally Posted by Cold Iron View Post

I would like to think that I am not a compulsive shoe buyer, I have a very well laid out plan at least for shell. But even with that the "want" list it is still fairly long. I sure hope that there is no support group outside of SF! It might interfere with my goals.
I store mine in the closet on shoe racks that I custom built without bags on them. Well 2 closets actually. I am a visual person and need to see them to decide what to wear and admit that I like the smell of cordovan filling the room too. Yes dust does build up on them and I used to keep a brush to brush them off before wearing until I noticed how much dust filled the air sometimes. Now I use a dust mitt. Light will darken light shell and lighten dark shell so putting them in bags would actually be a good idea. However I figure in time it would happen anyways.

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Speaking the truth. And the same principle regarding being visual applies for my custom made tie rack as well. nod[1].gif
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I just got email notification that my Walnut McAllisters are in at Harry Rosen! Will definitely post pics upon pick up!
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Originally Posted by OptoDoc View Post

I'd like to add my curiosity to the shoe bag question. I currently store my shoes on a rack in my closet with shoe trees inside, but not in shoe bags. I enjoy walking by and looking at them as if they are on display. I cannot imagine hiding them under a felt bag. Does dust really harm them? Mine are in a consistent rotation and I brush them before each wearing.

 

There is a valid reason why felt shoe bags are suggested to use when storing upper-end quality shoes.  

 

Or, as one of our members has expressed here already - another solution would be a glass door shoe cabinet (which is an excellent idea).

 

Here is a photo of one example:

 

 

 

And . . . by adding glass doors to protect upper-end suits, clothing, and shirts from the elements - that would serve both as a protective as well as an avenue to view the quality treasures you have invested in.

 

 

Also, many have chosen hardwood floors for their closets instead of carpet - to further reduce air-born particles 

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Originally Posted by wojt View Post

Does anyone here own Strand in dark brown and would care to share the pics with trousers/jeans ?

 

This was probably beaten to death, but what would be most suitable color of strand to go with really dark jeans? I mostly looking at a shoe for buisness casual jeans+sportcoat. Besides that my go to suit is Navy(but i don't wear it often) and I have pair of khakis.. so cognac/darkbrown/walnut?

Or maybe if it's a bad idea suggest an other shoe style for jeans+sportcoat look.

Walnut. You'll use them a lot, with your dark suits, light suits, jeans, etc.  

 

Walnut.

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