Since this is my first post on SF (longtime forum follower, but first time poster) I figured I would show you guys my current collection of shoes. After following the forum for quite some time I have learned the basics about shoe selection, care, and fit which has led me to these current acquisitions. The forum has also helped me get in touch with some great tailors while I was in Asia last Fall for 6 months and I had two bespoke suits, five Jantzen shirts (more to come now that I got fitted at the store), and countless trousers. I sincerely thank you guys for contributing to this forum and helping a young guy like myself (last year of law school) start to shape up. Now here is how you can help me.
Based on my collection and based on the fact that I am heading back to China after graduation (Beijing, walk a lot and it snows/rains part of the year) I would like to know your opinion on the next evolution of my shoe collection. I would like to get two new shoes to fill the gaps I currently have and would like the shoes to work for a conservative business environment (wearing suits) and also be able to dress up a casual outfit; thus, a dress boot and lace-up. Below are some I really like and feel free to add any other suggestions for gap filling (but, I would like at least one of these rain/snow worthy).
1. Dress Boot : C&J Northcote in Brown, Alden Cap toe Boot #8 in Shell on Plaza, or AS MTO Burgundy Culford
2. Lace-up : C&J Polo Darlton Wingtip, Alden Longwing #8 in Shell on Plaza, C&J Hallam in Brown (maybe wax calf version), Alden PTB #8 in Shell on Plaza, or whatever you guys think (you can add suggestions similar to the style you think I would like based on this post)
Future acquisitions that one might consider : Loake Suede Pimlico, C&J Black Belgrave (or similar shoe for solely work), Navy driving moc in calf (crappy casual shoe) , anything else?
Current Range (please don't hate too much, criticism welcome though) :
Top L to R: Chucks, Clarks Desert, BB Penny Loafer #8 Calf
Bottom: AE Strand, BB Peal Perf. Cap toe, AE Park Ave, Crappy DSW Monks (for rain and going out to clubs which are packed and shoes get stepped on)
Can anyone tell me who makes the BB Peal Brown Perf. Captoe, sole below:
Thanks guys! And even if I don't get any responses (likely to happen in such a long winded post), it doesn't really matter because you guys have already helped me out tons from reading the forum for such a long time.