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post #37531 of 55016
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Originally Posted by AriGold View Post

Alright I just bought the black Hallams from Edwards of Manchester. Can't wait to get another pair of C&Js they look so damn good. How many pairs of shoes is enough? I feel like I spend all my money on shoes and have no savings.

I have;

Black captoe (Loake)
Brown captoe (C&J)
Burgundy captoe (Carmina)
Brown half brogues (EG)
Brown suede (Loake).
post #37532 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Halifax View Post
 

Hey guys,

A while back several members were talking about leather traveller bags and I was curious if anyone has run into this mob before?

http://tailfeather.com.au/

They are substantially more expensive than ruggeredluxury for instance but it seems quite boutique.

Cheers in advance.

 

Have a belt from them - love it. Great people.

post #37533 of 55016

I reckon you should aim to have one of the following colours:

- Burgundy

- Dark Brown

- Black

- Tan

 

And one of the following styles:

- Whole-cut oxford

- Cap toe

- Wingtip brogue

- Monk

 

So how many do you need? As few as 4 or as many as 16.

post #37534 of 55016

In the shoe Department I have

Tan Shortwing Wingtips(Grenson)

Blue Suede Shortwing Wingtips(Grenson)

Brown Suede Brogue (Herring)

Navy Suede PTB (Loake)

Brown Double Monks(Meermin)

Black LongWings (Grenson)

Black Cap Toe (Herring)

Brown Brogue Boots(Grenson)

Dark Green Suede Chukka (Kimber)

Copper Running Shoes (New Balance)

White Sneakers (Common Projects)

post #37535 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

IMO, anything more than 5 good pairs of shoes for work, crosses over into the excessive classification. You won't have time to properly maintain and shine them otherwise. Trading up is fine.

As for casual and sport, anything more than 10 crosses over into the excessive classification. 2 pairs of trainers and 8 casual shoes is plenty.

That's a total of 15 pairs of shoes sitting in a closet!

Having said that, all the people that actually add value to this thread, add value because they are excessive in what they do (not me). It's highly admirable.

P.S Grats on the new news shoes! biggrin.gif.

I have about 30 shoes. 9 pairs are for work (Oxfords and bluchers), about 5-6 sneakers, the rest are variations of loafers, brogues or boots, that I wear frequently.
post #37536 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

IMO, anything more than 5 good pairs of shoes for work, crosses over into the excessive classification. You won't have time to properly maintain and shine them otherwise. Trading up is fine.

As for casual and sport, anything more than 10 crosses over into the excessive classification. 2 pairs of trainers and 8 casual shoes is plenty.

That's a total of 15 pairs of shoes sitting in a closet!

Having said that, all the people that actually add value to this thread, add value because they are excessive in what they do (not me). It's highly admirable.

P.S Grats on the new news shoes! biggrin.gif.

You are right. Its hard to keep up with a large shoe rotation. Currently have over 35 pairs of dress shoes(all good year welted) and 20+ pairs of casual shoes. Most mornings I have to change shoes few times before I decide which pair I will wear that day!
post #37537 of 55016
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Originally Posted by md2010 View Post

  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Currently have over 35 pairs of dress shoes and 20+ pairs of casual shoes.

 

55 pairs of shoes :wow:! Assuming each pair has a width of 25 centimeters when side by side your shoes laid out would be 13.75 meters in length!

 

It is for this show of experience, that makes your advice so valuable to plebs like myself.

post #37538 of 55016
Ari,

You only really need two pair so that the shoes have an opportunity to dry.

I'd go:
- a black capped oxford
- a dark brown brogue (any combination)

Some chelseas or chukkas for weekends and that would be it.

I am a minimalist though, I enjoy surety.
post #37539 of 55016

1x Oxford/Brogue

1x Chukka

1x Chelsea

 

For fun

Unlimited sneakers

post #37540 of 55016

Only have 3 shoes but they do it for me. 

 

White Sneakers 

Black Oxford 

Brown Wingtip

post #37541 of 55016
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Originally Posted by Kimcha View Post

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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

 
Hi Kimcha

I'm glad you took our advice and went and visited Henry Bucks. I also had a rousing suspicion that it just isn't economical for them to carry a shoe size below 7. That is unfortunate. You would also notice that their pricing for the Loake 1880 is well above what you had priced as your maximum ($450 > $350). As a result, even if they had a 5 1/2 / 6, you would still have to buy online.

Joseph's is terrible.

Off the top of my head, there are no other shops in Sydney that sell the level of shoe you are after. Visit Harrolds or Double Monk next time you are in Melbourne for sizing, as all the shoes they stock are also way out of your price range.

I hope you get something good next time your in England, or get it right when you order online.

Thanks I really appreciate your advice. I really wanted to get them earlier, but I'll probably just get them in London. Hopefully it won't be more expensive than pediwear.

I am pretty sure Joseph's has Aldwych in 6, and 5.5, which was the case when I visited them. So you can try them on and buy from UK and not pay VAT.
post #37542 of 55016
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Originally Posted by LonerMatt View Post

Have a belt from them - love it. Great people.
I have a Tailfeather wallet. Excellent craftsmanship and a very good looking wallet, I assume one of their bags would be just as good
post #37543 of 55016

I've held my tongue on this going to shops to try before you buy business, but I can't any longer. In my humble opinion, it's wrong.

 

Do not go willingly into a shop, knowing full well you're not going to buy from them, just to try it on.

post #37544 of 55016
I reckon 2 pairs of black dress shoes, with 1 pair of brown dress shoes for office work should be ok, and stick to basics to start off with.

but I have around 20 pairs of dress shoes right now.
post #37545 of 55016

reading the last couple of posts regarding shoe quantity 

 

 

 

Edit: tommorow is going to be a stinker. 32 degrees. Better whip our your cotton and linen gear.

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