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I should have copyrighted that...someone change my title to "Pernicious Enabler" immediately!

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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Some cross pollination from SWD.









They are made of bison.

I really like this vintage look that has this boot under jeans ... is fantastic.

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I should have copyrighted that...someone change my title to "Pernicious Enabler" immediately!
You da man, Mimo! Sorry, Pernicious Enabler!
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I should have copyrighted that...someone change my title to "Pernicious Enabler" immediately!

I think Spoo already laid claim, amigo.
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Some cross pollination from SWD.

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They are made of bison.

interesting. The texture looks more like elephant.
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I think Spoo already laid claim, amigo.

 

I did say he could have it...but he's failed to pay me in shoes, so I'm asserting my ownership!

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My latest addition (in tan) Crockett and Jones Pembroke.

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My latest addition (in tan) Crockett and Jones Pembroke.
Pembrokes are great country/casual shoes. When I see consolidated collections like these I'm more tempted to get rid of most of my shoes. Now that I started driving everywhere, I don't get enough wear to justify all my shoes...
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I like shoes for 'display purposes' as much as for wearing. When displayed nicely, it's like having a nice painting or decoration, and i'll happy have shoes that i'll hardly ever wear. To be honest I only wear my nice shoes when the weather is nice (which is pretty much never in the UK) most of the time i'll wear Timberlands because i don't care if they get damaged.

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^^ Shame shame shame!  Shoes are meant to be worn, and can be polished....

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My latest addition (in tan) Crockett and Jones Pembroke.

Very cool collection and disposal

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Thank you, when my collection gets big enough i'll have a proper display custom made for me.

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^^ Shame shame shame!  Shoes are meant to be worn, and can be polished....


 



I quite agree. Though I must confess that there was a time I felt much the same as OREO. I am so glad to have abandoned that mindset. I find vastly more enjoyment in wearing all my quality shoes in the manner they were intended to be owrn, and caring for them is part of the fun.
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Indeed....after all, the original point of quality is usefulness.  Even crap shoes can be pretty. :)

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Originally Posted by OREO View Post

I like shoes for 'display purposes' as much as for wearing. When displayed nicely, it's like having a nice painting or decoration, and i'll happy have shoes that i'll hardly ever wear. To be honest I only wear my nice shoes when the weather is nice (which is pretty much never in the UK) most of the time i'll wear Timberlands because i don't care if they get damaged.

With this outlook you should definitely hunt for some pairs from Tuczek, Joseph Box, John Lobb Ltd., Anthony Cleverley, Gatto and similar more or less iconic cordwainers of the past century. These would be true display shoes and you could set up a small private museum with nasty prices for SF's shoe nerds. I, for one, welcome such freakish endeavours. I've toyed with the idea of having a pair of shoes made by one contemporary master just for display. Like a leather sculpture, never to be worn but simply marveled at. The gentle craft lives on as long as we're supporting the artisans.
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