My name is Phil. I'm based in the NYC area.
I am an avid collector/supporter of Crockett & Jones footwear. I currently have 14 pairs, with #15 an MTO being made right now for delivery in March.
I also have quite the collection of Gucci shoes, like 20+ pairs.
I have large collections of off-the-rack and bespoke clothing from brands such as Turnbull & Asser, Ralph Lauren (Blue, Black, & Purple Labels), Tom Ford, and Etro.
I love funky socks. My favorite brand in past years has been Cording's colorful striped socks, but I am definitely looking to expand this collection a lot.
I also like unique accessories such as umbrellas and am considering even getting into bespoke umbrellas. My favorite piece right now is a maroon burberry umbrella i picked up with an 18K gold plated fox head on the handle.
I joined this forum primarily to learn more about footwear and to expand my footwear horizons.
I am interested in exploring other makers (RTW, MTO, & Bespoke) such as Gaziano & Girling, Edward Green, Alfred Sargent, John Lobb, and pretty much anyone else that makes finely crafted high quality shoes and/or shoes that are unique and interesting.