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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
279 in rotation? Rotation meaning the shoes are being worn?

Portnoy is a millipede.
post #32 of 46
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Originally Posted by mr monty View Post
279 in rotation? Rotation meaning the shoes are being worn?

Uhh no. Rotation meaning aportnoy's solid marble Merry-Go-Round in his basement, he stores all of his shoes there and rotates them at a constant 2.5 RPM in order to minimize the effects of gravity on the soles. Search in old threads for pics of this.
post #33 of 46
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
Uhh no. Rotation meaning aportnoy's solid marble Merry-Go-Round in his basement, he stores all of his shoes there and rotates them at a constant 2.5 RPM in order to minimize the effects of gravity on the soles. Search in old threads for pics of this.

ROFLMAO!
post #34 of 46
The answer to the OP's question is you never have enough.
post #35 of 46
If the OP wears a suit daily, he definitely needs more bals and more leather-soled shoes. The Benton, Denton and Perry are rubber-soled bluchers. The Hillcrest is a somewhat clunky leather-soled blucher (although it's my boy's favorite shoe for wearing with a suit). I think he needs three or four more pairs of good leather-soled shoes, preferable dress bals. In the A-E line, the Park Avenue in brown and merlot, the Hale, the McClain, the Soho and the Evanston would all be appealing choices.

On closeout, the A-E Dryden, Niles and Westgate would be good as well if they are still available.

All of these shoes are or were available in 13 EEE.
post #36 of 46
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post
If the OP wears a suit daily, he definitely needs more bals and more leather-soled shoes. The Benton, Denton and Perry are rubber-soled bluchers. The Hillcrest is a somewhat clunky leather-soled blucher (although it's my boy's favorite shoe for wearing with a suit). I think he needs three or four more pairs of good leather-soled shoes, preferable dress bals. In the A-E line, the Park Avenue in brown and merlot, the Hale, the McClain, the Soho and the Evanston would all be appealing choices. On closeout, the A-E Dryden, Niles and Westgate would be good as well if they are still available. All of these shoes are or were available in 13 EEE.
weirdly enough my dentons have an all leather sole not the leather/rubber sole i agree with you though and plan to get at least 2 more brown leather soled shoes
post #37 of 46
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Originally Posted by Tarmac View Post
Uhh no. Rotation meaning aportnoy's solid marble Merry-Go-Round in his basement, he stores all of his shoes there and rotates them at a constant 2.5 RPM in order to minimize the effects of gravity on the soles. Search in old threads for pics of this.

does anyone here not have a shoe tourbillon?
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by well-kept View Post
I've been a pretty constant weight for decades - 145 or so - and I wear an 11 now whereas twenty years ago I wore a 9. That's two sizes without weight fluctuation. In some lasts - Edward Greens - I take 11.5.

Can't tell you why but it's a fact.

BTW, shoes I've worn continually seem to have grown with the feet and still fit, not from 9 to 11 but certainly from 10.

Fallen arches may account for at least one increase in size, style/manufacture can easily account for the other.
post #39 of 46
You need two pairs of shoes for a rotation; everything else is up to your taste.
post #40 of 46
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Originally Posted by NiFTY View Post
does anyone here not have a shoe tourbillon?

I kind of like the idea of a sushi train for shoes. Get up in the morning and grab which ever pair strikes your fancy. However, this method does not control for the effects of gravity as the aforementioned solid marble merry-go-round does.
post #41 of 46
Thread Starter 
i picked up a pair of AE byrons in chili

looking for a dark brown bal still though for around the 200.00 price range
post #42 of 46
I've lost about 15 pounds in the couple of months that I've been following this forum and am right around my goal of 185 pounds (I'm 6'2"). I find that buying very nice clothes has a way of locking in weight loss -- if I were to outgrow my new RLPL suit, I think I'd cry.
post #43 of 46
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Originally Posted by airportlobby View Post
When you lose weight, your shoe size will probably change a bit as well. Another reason to stick with the shoes you have, or limit your expenditure.
+1. I lost 30 lbs last year and my feet became much smaller -- I replaced all of my shoes.
post #44 of 46
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Originally Posted by kmwrestle View Post
i picked up a pair of AE byrons in chili

looking for a dark brown bal still though for around the 200.00 price range

AE Byron in Chili; my first quality shoe and what led me to SF. Still my favorite, by far. The chili color really develops a nice patina. You should be able to pick up the AE Dryden in Mocha (dark brown).
post #45 of 46
Funny replies!

I've lost 80 lbs. Feet are the same. 11D. LOL

To the shoes:

Five is plenty. 2 Black, 1 tan, 1 dark brown, 1 burgundy, 4 (3) Oxfords, 1 (2) Monks. You don't need any loafers ;-)

But stay here a while, and you'll get the bug. A year ago, I figured 3 in rotation was fine -- they were pretty good quality and correct style for occasions.

Now, they've been dumped. I went a bit nutz.

In the last year, I've snagged 2 Testoni, 1 JM Weston, 1 Santoni, 1 Loding, 1 Canali, 1 Boss, 1 AE. Not a loafer among them. I feel I'm now covered for colour and style. Except for the Santoni (Harrods sale), I got them all retail. Not a good idea, but I drank the Kool Aid.

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