I still own around a dozen pairs in various styles dating right back to 2003, some still new. 2 x Burton, 2 x Chen, Triumph Boots, Marcello, York Boots, etc.
I have sold off quite a bit and will probably reduce what I have down to 6 or 7 pairs.
I have a collection of PS shoe brochures from the 'good years' – looking through I can see there were usually more styles per season than I could afford to buy, so many cool and original designs, and now… there's not really anything that I would want to spend my cash on.
It's not just PS Shoes that for me have gone off the boil, Mainline & Accessories have lost their 'zing'. Yes sometimes there is the odd item that jumps out, but there's just not enough to warrant time following the brand. 'PS' isn't bad and is the closest thing to old school Paul Smith.
Brands can go off and come back better than before, but there's no sign, with-out a big shake-up of that happening.