my top 3 shoes would be
1) Cap toe oxford in black
2) Semi brogue in black
3) Dark brown to snuff brown suede captoe/semi brogue on rubber sole
Given im a Sydney sider and im CBD Id opt for two black shoes to alternate between and the dark brown suede for cooler/wetter months
When your collection expands you'll end up having a few more brown pairs as there are many shades/textures/leather types to pick from.
My actual shoe lineup at the moment is
3 black shoes. Plain captoe, semi brogue adelaide, wholecut, 2 leather, 1 dainite
Mid brown suede oxford semi brogue - dainite
dark brown suede plain cap toe - dainite
dark brown semi brogue adelaide - leather
3 x suede driving shoes - blue/grey, tan, chocolate - looking to add a calf leather in the mix
black chelsea boot
Im now looking for a NST derby in a brown, a dressier loafer and a replacement dark brown suede for the mix.
I also want the Alden snuff suede chukka to wear with my new 3sixteens
I sometimes think I could live with a black punch captoe (adelaide type) and a dark brown one and a bunch of slightly different shades of brown suede chukkas.
I've only got two Dainite soles but I find them more treacherous - particularly on slippery timber deck, - and hard underfoot - than leather.
How do you find them?