My wife doesn't think I need any more shoes, let alone spendy SF-y new shoes. I beg to differ. Actually, I'd rather not beg, so I have them sent to my office. On the show "Modern Family" a character whose partner participates in a flash mob accuse him of "cheating with choreography;" I feel like I'm cheating on my wife with stylish shoes. Any one else have similar experiences of going behind the significant other's back for fashion?
Sartoria on the down low
Don't feel guilty. Always remember, buying a new pair of shoes simply prolongs the life of your other shoes. See, this makes good economic sense. Sloppy, bad shoes are the first sign of a man's decline and descent and an indication of a crumbling marriage. Yes, I made that up right now, but if you tell her you read that somewhere...you won't be lying.
I don't go behind my wife's back, but I don't tell her when I'm off to see my tailor. Sometimes she notices the box that came by courier, and sometimes she asks me if "that" is a new suit. Besides, taking your wife, or girlfriend to your tailor on the Row is a big no-no. I think it's referred to as a hip check.
Probably diverging away from the usual content of SF, but my Dad would always cause arguments or give family members crap about buying things (not just clothes), whether or not he paid for them. When I started to get interested in dressing better, I was already wise to his crap, so I kept my shoes in boxes when not being worn and hid them under my bed. Most of my clothes were stored out of sight, so that wasn't too much of a problem I almost died when a pair of shoes got delivered when I wasn't home, and they had the price on the invoice (even though I paid for them). Luckily for me it was one of his good days, and he just rambled on about how it was worth paying more for good stuff from England. It usually didn't end that way.
I do exactly the same. Anything I buy gets shipped to the office and released at carefully chosen intervals of time. But then again, I keep a regularly rotating selection of shoes, coats, suits, odd jackets and trousers in the office anyway because I cycle into work and get changed in the office.