Originally Posted by REguy
Do any of you guys have multiple pairs of the identical shoe? Whenever I see a crazy good deal for a new pair on eBay, I snatch it up. I now have 4 pairs of the J. Crew antique tan LWBs. I justified having 2 by keeping them at different locations as I travel for work. With 4, this will be my go-to shoe until I die. I'm beginning to think I have some kind of compulsive, hoarder psychosis. That, or I'm just a sucker for a good sale.
And I thought I was bad because I have a number of Aldens in different colors: LHS, NST, PTB, longwings, captoes and chukkas in various cordovan colors and Indy boots in various leathers. But multiple copies of the same shoe?
My doctor wears nothing but black PTBs. They look to be calf PTBs and are probably Allen Edmonds. He is getting a bit wild, however: he recently showed up in PTBs made of pebble grain black calf.
Many moons ago I knew an academic in NYC who was a German descent and he had seven white shirts, seven black pants, seven black jackets, black socks, wifebeater t's and seven pair of black PTBs. All were of the finest quality I was assured. The shoes may well have been Aldens. The shoes all had trees, looked pristine and always shined. He said he never wanted to spend a moment thinking about what to wear.Edited by aldenwear - 7/15/13 at 1:11pm