Want to ask a question of the group. Would you sell these if you had a pair of the J Gilbert #8 wingtip boots on Plaza with flat welt, dark edges, hooks, and on commando coming in Jan/Feb? My work environment is short of suits but formal and I wear suits when I travel once or twice per month. All boots in the stable are:
1) black shell cap toes on double leather grant last,
2) cigar indy on commando turbulence last,
3) cigar cap toes on commando grant last,
4) snuff plain toes on commando plaza last,
5) cxl indy on cork
6) #8 Brixtons pictured on double leather barrie last, and
7) doak w/ country calf on danite (not Alden!!).
So is having the #8 Brixtons and the #8 plaza last wing tip boots too much overlap? I am trying to keep my collection to a reasonable level.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Two variables that make this tough. Where do you live? If you're in a location with a reasonably cold winter, I don't think there is much overlap. The plaza seems to be more appropriate for your work dress code. IMO, the brixton is strictly casual. I threw a topy on my brixtons and they were my favorite footwear with denim.
I know this is not one of the options you presented but if I were in your position and was determined to follow the one-in, one-out approach, I would consider moving one of the cigar's. I sold my brixtons about a year ago due to fit. It still pains me when I see a pair posted on SF. It was easily my most versatile and complimented shoe.