or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › My Insane Shoe Month
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My Insane Shoe Month

post #1 of 75
Thread Starter 
Yikes. I get paid most of my income for the year in January of the next year. So, as usual, I found myself with a little money in January. Well, this year I went completely bonkers. I have lost 65 lbs over the past several years, and really needed to update my wardrobe. (Went from a 48L to a 42L.) So I got some new suits and shirts . . . and this started a chain reaction, leading to the following total meltdown in March:

Vass - Old English Oxford U-last (black)
Vass - Asquith U-last Oxford (cognac) (from SF Member msawch)
Vass - Plain Derby U-last (black) (from SF Member Tombrone)

Gaziano & Girling - St. James Oxford (cedar)
Gaziano & Girling - Hayes Oxford (black)

Sutor Mantellassi - Norvegese Monk (dark oak)

C&J Handgrade - Audley Oxford (dark oak)

C&J - Westbourne Oxford (mahogany)
C&J - Maidstone Monk (dark chocolate)
C&J - Wigmore Oxford (slightly used) (brown) from Member mta265
C&J - Weymouth Oxford (brown)

Allen Edmonds - Strand (walnut)
Allen Edmonds - McAllister (merlot)
Allen Edmonds - MacNeil (black cordovan)

Alfred Sargent - Burlington Slip-On (black) (discontinued, been looking for these for over a year)

Clark's Desert Boots (loden suede)
Clark's Desert Boots (taupe suede)

Gola - soccer shoes (navy suede)
Gola - soccer shoes (gray suede)

If I had been able to find the right EGs or Lobbs, I'd have bought them too. There's literally a sort of blackout period, of which I have only the haziest memory of tequila and credit cards, at the end of which I have all these shoes, no money whatsoever, and am sleeping on the couch because my wife says she is waiting to slit my throat while I sleep. I think the only way I could sink to a lower eschelon of fiscal responsibility would be to become a member of Congress.

Of course, it was worth it.

If anybody's interested, I'd be happy to round them all up and take a picture. In the near future, I will be selling my entire closet's worth of 48/46 stuff to help cover the damage. Probably one of the kids, as well.

Per several requests, here are some (not very good) photos.

















post #2 of 75
That has to be one of the most epic retail benders I've ever seen. How's the hangover?
post #3 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by IrateCustomer View Post
That has to be one of the most epic retail benders I've ever seen. How's the hangover?

Brutal.
post #4 of 75
Jesus.
post #5 of 75
Pictures please -
post #6 of 75
Good lord, if you were '2manyshoes' in December when you joined, what are you now?
post #7 of 75
Holy insanity!
post #8 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcellionheart View Post
Good lord, if you were '2manyshoes' in December when you joined, what are you now?

Some sort of calfskin neutron star, I think.

Actually, I've been giving away/selling shoes at a good clip, so the net gain is (only?) about 8 pairs.
post #9 of 75
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphaO888 View Post
Pictures please -

OK, but it might be a few days. (That photosession is definitely not going to happen in front of my wife.)
post #10 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by alphaO888 View Post
Pictures please -

+1


I'm quite jealous.
post #11 of 75
Should have a sweepstake on the shoo curcle photo circumference.
post #12 of 75
You're either a liar or someone with a serious psychological problem. If the latter, you should a) stop posting (or even visiting) this site, and b) seek professional help.
post #13 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by JakeLA View Post
You're either a liar or someone with a serious psychological problem. If the latter, you should a) stop posting (or even visiting) this site, and b) seek professional help.

GTFO.

OP, pics plz.
post #14 of 75
phf. people in this thread have never heard of aportney
post #15 of 75
Quote:
Originally Posted by Teger View Post
phf. people in this thread have never heard of aportney
+1. Or the Burmese teak shoe closet guy: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=121126
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › My Insane Shoe Month