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post #121 of 149
Some nice choices on the Westons. I just picked up a pair of black croco Weston loafers for resale, they are GREAT looking shoes.
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By the way, is Ali Issa still the head of the men's footwear dept. in Sak's SF?
I don't know actually. I had an annoying experience about a year ago in the Saks shoe department, brought on by a VERY snotty junior salesman. Perhaps Mr. Issa is still there and has fired the aforementioned salesman. I'll have to give them another go-around and let you know.
post #122 of 149
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I just picked up a pair of black croco Weston loafers for resale, they are GREAT looking shoes.
Yes, pretty nice aren't they.. Now all I have to do is to wait 12 weeks until mine are ready.
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I don't know actually. I had an annoying experience about a year ago in the Saks shoe department, brought on by a VERY snotty junior salesman. Perhaps Mr. Issa is still there and has fired the aforementioned salesman. I'll have to give them another go-around and let you know.
I'm sorry to hear of your poor experience at Saks. I was always assisted by Mr. Issa when I went there. He is really a great guy, very knowledgable concerning the foot. When I first met him, all he had to do was look at my foot and tell me my size.., plus he knew correctly that my left foot was smaller than my right just by looking at my shoe.. And this was when I was still a student and not so well off, he gave me a lot of his time and attention even when I was just purchasing during the sale.
post #123 of 149
Oh my: I thought I had a pathological shoe issue. Let me just say way too much info for me. Have not seen White's Boots, WESCO, J B Hill, Russell Mocs., or Mesphisto on your lists. Yus guys is missing out on great stuff. WESCO recently made the Paris Runways. Does any one know much of Trickers, particulary the Stow Boots? I am interested in sizing as their width sizes are different. Please compare to Edward Green or J M Weston. A page from Andy's Web mentioned Russell's Mocs. Anyone have experinece here?
post #124 of 149
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Yus guys is missing out on great stuff.  WESCO recently made the Paris Runways.
Well, maybe not many of us are country boys at heart.  
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Does any one know much of Trickers, particulary the Stow Boots?  I am interested in sizing as their width sizes are different.  Please compare to Edward Green or J M Weston.
Tricker's uses numbers and not letters to indicate width (don't know why): 5 = E; 6 = F. Mind you, they are pretty big all over, so a Tricker's 5 = E will be the equivalent of an Edward Green F. Alternatively get the old knitting needles out and start knitting a pair of country hoses. (Edward VII liked his big socks even with loafers, so he got his Wildsmith loafers oversized.)
post #125 of 149
Thanks for the info on Trickers sizing. Do you care to comment on the quality and manufacturing of Trickers vs EG. I have pairs of EG's and know them well. You city slickers need some fresh air. I am forth generation native New Yorker (City) gone country.  Surly you have retreats from the city madness. Bye the bye,  the American Cowboy is a classic, beloved worldwide.  The boots by Whites  and  WESCO are Western American Classics, but related to the lumber industry and industrial past.  Both handmade and can be custom. Whites are incredibly comfortable. The Harness boots by WESCO have Civil War roots via perhaps Abe Lincoln (now seen as motorcycel boots).  JB Hill Cowboy Boots are to revial any cobblers work and are like wearing slippers. The functional heritage of these boots is no less then the British country shoes, which have made a gentleman out of many a would be Anglo-file. The Cowboy has made a poet out of many a man. Poet or English gentleman, I say the more the better, worldwide. Open your heart and be moved by the likes of John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart, and Clint. Can you tell me much about John Partridge? Their country coats are to die for.
post #126 of 149
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Painful revival, and shoe update to my own wardrobe. My girlfriend decided to intervene this weekend and kept me from browsing Dunhill for clothes and Asprey for possible shoes discounts. I think it was a wise move. An update to my original thread. Three years later:

1) Allen Edmonds x1
2) Alden (for Brooks Brothers) x1
3) Crockett and Jones x16
(includes Brooks Brothers/Peal, Dunhill, Polo/RL, and Tom James)
4) Edward Green x6
5) John Lobb Paris x 2
6) Lidfort x 2
7) Grenson x 4 (for Paul Stuart)
8) Church's x2
9) Peluso x1
10) Gravati x1
11) Santoni Fatte a Mano x1
12) Moreschi x1
13) A. Testoni x1
14) Mantellassi x1
15) Bally x1
16) Ferragamo x1
17) Tod's x2

And expecting one pair of New & Lingwood. I hope they fit.

So that makes a total of 44 pairs of dress shoes prior to the addition of the New & Lingwoods. I think my goal is maintain the collection below 50, and just add better quality replacments (C&J or better). Hopefully, Grapevinehill won't create any more temptation this year.
post #127 of 149
Holy thread revival, Batman!

I remember reading this thread way back (I was doing a bunch of searches, trying to find out anything about tricker's).

Anyway, my stuff is still AE oriented. I expanded heavily into C&J (I think I had up to 9 or 10 unworn pairs at one point), and then for whatever reason, I decided to start selling them on ebay, albeit for a profit.

I'll count them out, but I have an appeal due tomorrow, so sometime later.
post #128 of 149
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Originally Posted by norcaltransplant
Painful revival, and shoe update to my own wardrobe. My girlfriend decided to intervene this weekend and kept me from browsing Dunhill for clothes and Asprey for possible shoes discounts. I think it was a wise move. An update to my original thread. Three years later:

1) Allen Edmonds x1
2) Alden (for Brooks Brothers) x1
3) Crockett and Jones x16
(includes Brooks Brothers/Peal, Dunhill, Polo/RL, and Tom James)
4) Edward Green x5
5) John Lobb Paris x 2
6) Lidfort x 2
7) Grenson x 4 (for Paul Stuart)
8) Church's x2
9) Peluso x1
10) Gravati x1
11) Santoni Fatte a Mano x1
12) Moreschi x1
13) A. Testoni x1
14) Mantellassi x1
15) Bally x1
16) Ferragamo x1
17) Tod's x2

And expecting one pair of New & Lingwood. I hope they fit.

So that makes a total of 43 pairs of dress shoes prior to the addition of the New & Lingwoods. I think my goal is maintain the collection below 50, and just add better quality replacments (C&J or better). Hopefully, Grapevinehill won't create any more temptation this year.
Yeah, my shoe collection has reached its capacity. I have pretty much everything you can get in RTW. I'm just going to add some bespoke when I feel like it to get some more unusual stuff/designs.
post #129 of 149
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Originally Posted by norcaltransplant
shoe update to my own wardrobe. My girlfriend... kept me from browsing.....I think it was a wise move.
I'll take it, in the last three years you have moved from shoes to wristwatches.

Big deal, changing one obsession for another one. At least shoes are cheaper than wristwatches (decent ones).
post #130 of 149
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Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
I'll take it, in the last three years you have moved from shoes to wristwatches.

Big deal, changing one obsession for another one. At least shoes are cheaper than wristwatches (decent ones).
exactly! Of all the things I could be obsessed with, clothing really is the cheapest.

The only thing is that with something like watches, you can resell them whenever you want when you grow bored of them. If you buy a very expensive watch, you can get a ton of your money back on the used/auction market. This is not the case with clothes, where a pair of used bespoke shoes is probably worth pennies on the dollar. That's the one bad thing about collecting clothes versus other kinds of collecting. Once you make a purchase, that money is basically gone.
post #131 of 149
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Originally Posted by zjpj83
exactly! Of all the things I could be obsessed with, clothing really is the cheapest.

The only thing is that with something like watches, you can resell them whenever you want when you grow bored of them. If you buy a very expensive watch, you can get a ton of your money back on the used/auction market. This is not the case with clothes, where a pair of used bespoke shoes is probably worth pennies on the dollar. That's the one bad thing about collecting clothes versus other kinds of collecting. Once you make a purchase, that money is basically gone.

But what would possess you to sell bespoke shoes? If it's an opportunity cost, don't buy bespoke.
post #132 of 149
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Originally Posted by Nantucket Red
But what would possess you to sell bespoke shoes? If it's an opportunity cost, don't buy bespoke.
quite, I agree. My point was simply that collecting almost everything else costs much less than clothes in the long run.
post #133 of 149
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Originally Posted by norcaltransplant
Painful revival, and shoe update to my own wardrobe. My girlfriend decided to intervene this weekend and kept me from browsing Dunhill for clothes and Asprey for possible shoes discounts. I think it was a wise move. An update to my original thread. Three years later:

1) Allen Edmonds x1
2) Alden (for Brooks Brothers) x1
3) Crockett and Jones x16
(includes Brooks Brothers/Peal, Dunhill, Polo/RL, and Tom James)
4) Edward Green x5
5) John Lobb Paris x 2
6) Lidfort x 2
7) Grenson x 4 (for Paul Stuart)
8) Church's x2
9) Peluso x1
10) Gravati x1
11) Santoni Fatte a Mano x1
12) Moreschi x1
13) A. Testoni x1
14) Mantellassi x1
15) Bally x1
16) Ferragamo x1
17) Tod's x2

And expecting one pair of New & Lingwood. I hope they fit.

So that makes a total of 43 pairs of dress shoes prior to the addition of the New & Lingwoods. I think my goal is maintain the collection below 50, and just add better quality replacments (C&J or better). Hopefully, Grapevinehill won't create any more temptation this year.

A pretty well diversified portfolio. But no Vass??
post #134 of 149
4 x Church's (3 in bookbinder which I like and I feel is entirely appropriate for business in England, particularly if you work in a conservative financial business as I do)
2 x Edward Green
4 x Alfred Sargent
2 x Crockett & Jones HGs
3 x Trickers
1 x Vass
6 x Loake 1880's (great for wet weather, which we're not short of here!)
3 x Barkers (also for wet weather)
post #135 of 149
I have 22 pair of all sorts RTW to Bespoke. Dress and casual. Excluding tennis and other sports shoes.

I have a special fondness for a good driving loafer. Quite practical.
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