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10E is good for me, @stevent, and as you can see, I have little self control...

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First they tell you to buy less in order to pay more for quality. Then the original idea of buying less got thrown out of window completely.
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Yeah, that would appear to be the situation.  What happens in reality is that you just ratchet up the minimum you pay...

 

Honestly, I started a new job three months ago after some nervous times, so I kind of broke off the leash in joy and relief!  I will calm down a bit now.  But man, I've got some shoes that are making me happy. :)

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The kopfest continues...Carmina this time:



Are those cognac calf? Is the photo an accurate representation of its colour?
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That's in artificial light.  In daylight, they're brighter.

 

It's a wonderful colour.  I'm excited looking at my own feet. 

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First they tell you to buy less in order to pay more for quality. Then the original idea of buying less got thrown out of window completely.

Well, I had this in mind when I first started curating (or hoarding, whatever) shüüs, but before I could write about the finer points I had to learn as much about fine footwear as I could. This meant buying as many used pairs from as many makers as I could because trying a pair on in store is different from owning one. Now that my range (or collection, whatevs) has much, I can be more picky and I truly know what I want. I call it shuzen. I hope others will find the same path and invest instead of hoarding. It took about a hundred pairs in total for me, but I feel wiser today.
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I'm nowhere near a hundred.  I feel better now.

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Had a bit of time with 49ers not on TV today: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Shoes:


Details: (Click to show)
Back row: Alden for BBBF Black Shell LWB, Alden Cigar Shell LWB, Henrick Dinkelacker Rio Brown Shell, Crockett & Jones for RL Marlow, Alden Ravello Shell LWB, Carmina Burgundy Shell LWB, Alden Color 2 Shell LWB

Middle row: Gaziano & Girling Wells Black Kudu, Crocket Y Jones for BBBF U-cap LWB, Vass Oxblood U-cap, Gaziano & Girling Astaire Pingrain / Suede, Meermin Calf Marron Double Monks, Alden Blue Flex Dover, Carmina Loden Fullstrap

Front row: Meermin Black Oxford, Meermin Phillip II Brown Museum, Edward Green Windermere Burgundy Crup, Edward Green Chelsea Dark Oak, Edward Green Beaulieu Burgundy Antique, Gaziano & Girling St. James II Vintage Cherry, Saint Crispins 114 CRU5972 custom

Boots:


Details (Click to show)
Back row: Edward Green Epsom Black / Cloud / Lagvana, Carmina Navy Shell Jodhpur, Carmina Loden Shell Jumper, Carmina Cognac Shell Jumper, Edward Green Galway Dark Oak / Walnut CC, Saint Crispins 558 JAN078

Middle row: Crockett & Jones for RL Gianni, Edward Green Galway Zug, Edward Green Alderely Olive Antqiue, Trickers Not Stow Beechnut, Crockett & Jones for RL Lindrick, Carmina Snuff Suede Unlined Boot

Front row: Alden 404 Kudu, Alden #8 Shell Naval, Viberg French Calf Service Boot, Alden Color 4 Shell Wingtip Boot, Alden Ravello Plain Toe Boot, Meermin Chukka Snuff


On order: Vass OE2 Green Museum, Tricker's Cipresso Shell Captoe Boot, Edward Green Nevis Brown Willow, Edward Green Galway Racing Green Delapre / Black Willow, Gaziano & Girling Kudu Isham.

Now just need to sell a few pairs, way too many overall and quite a few unworn. A few too many Alden preorders and chance purchases recently too.

Also interesting to see how collection has changed from a year and half ago: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Most be a Niner thing to have shoes! I have to say though my collection is not as "comprehensive" as yours. I'm under 40 right now but I think after all the in-production shoes come in, I'll be at that nice round number. Funny, 25 was what I initially thought for a reasonable collection. If I go by age, my collection is more in-line with that number. biggrin.gif
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Mimo, I had a total shoe collection clearout about two years ago when I lurked on SF under a different username. I remember reading somewhere about an Italian count whose shoe collection counted 250 -- all from John Lobb Ltd., so my passion is small-time dabbling still.
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Most be a Niner thing to have shoes! I have to say though my collection is not as "comprehensive" as yours. I'm under 40 right now but I think after all the in-production shoes come in, I'll be at that nice round number. Funny, 25 was what I initially thought for a reasonable collection. If I go by age, my collection is more in-line with that number. biggrin.gif

I'm 24 so at this rate it's crazy. We still need to do the 49ers EG boot although no more GMTO so not sure how that will happen

If only Barneys didn't put the Alden Indy on sale so cheap never would have gotten into shoes
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Well, I had this in mind when I first started curating (or hoarding, whatever) shüüs, but before I could write about the finer points I had to learn as much about fine footwear as I could. This meant buying as many used pairs from as many makers as I could because trying a pair on in store is different from owning one. Now that my range (or collection, whatevs) has much, I can be more picky and I truly know what I want. I call it shuzen. I hope others will find the same path and invest instead of hoarding. It took about a hundred pairs in total for me, but I feel wiser today.
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

First they tell you to buy less in order to pay more for quality. Then the original idea of buying less got thrown out of window completely.
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Originally Posted by mimo View Post

Yeah, that would appear to be the situation.  What happens in reality is that you just ratchet up the minimum you pay...

Honestly, I started a new job three months ago after some nervous times, so I kind of broke off the leash in joy and relief!  I will calm down a bit now.  But man, I've got some shoes that are making me happy. smile.gif
Good points as I definitely got a bunch to just try out and handle, limited access to see shoes in person with LSBH gone. More picky now but wouldn't say I really know what I want yet.

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Stevent, it looks like you have about 10 pair that haven't even been worn! Not to worry....we are the same size! I always seem to arrive late to your party in B&S.
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10E is good for me, @stevent
, and as you can see, I have little self control...

Still haven't really decided what exactly will probably get stuff listed after Thanksgiving.
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cigar ct boot, argyles otc
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Hate to cross post but am hoping some of the shoe experts can help me identify who makes these: 

 

 

 

 

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Hate to cross post but am hoping some of the shoe experts can help me identify who makes these

Brioni

if i remember correctly sutor Mantellassi makes their shoes!

 

Mimo very beautiful shoes my friend :nodding:

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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post


Well, I had this in mind when I first started curating (or hoarding, whatever) shüüs, but before I could write about the finer points I had to learn as much about fine footwear as I could. This meant buying as many used pairs from as many makers as I could because trying a pair on in store is different from owning one. Now that my range (or collection, whatevs) has much, I can be more picky and I truly know what I want. I call it shuzen. I hope others will find the same path and invest instead of hoarding. It took about a hundred pairs in total for me, but I feel wiser today.


The diction suggests you are still early in the stage of zen.

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Brioni
if i remember correctly sutor Mantellassi makes their shoes!

Mimo very beautiful shoes my friend nod%5B1%5D.gif

some were made by Silvano Lattanzi

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