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One Shoe Wardrobe: Why Not?

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Well, I just received a custom order from Alden: a 975 Longwing in #8 cordovan, but on the Plaza last, and with a single sole. I'm already in love with it.

Is there a reason why I shouldn't just order four or five more of exactly the same shoe? I would keep a pair of black captoes around for occasions when they're required. But so long as I'm comfortable wearing these Longwings on a day-to-day basis, even with business suits, is there anything I should fear other than boredom?
post #2 of 1268
Shoe monogamy is an evil thought.

But not much more than shirt monogamy I guess.
post #3 of 1268
Are you still itching for your sartorial personality change?

Anyways, you should post a picture or three of your new shoes.
post #4 of 1268
This is much dumber than the all blue shirts idea.
post #5 of 1268
I think you need to see a psychologist.
post #6 of 1268
You should fear your wife yelling at you for ordering 5 pairs of the same $500 shoes.
post #7 of 1268
I think it would work for you, given how mono-directional your wardrobe seems to be.
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Shoe monogamy is an evil thought. But not much more than shirt monogamy I guess.
Well, no. Shoe monogamy would be keeping only one pair of shoes. I'm proposing a harem of many pairs that happen to be identical.
post #9 of 1268
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This is much dumber than the all blue shirts idea.

What's so dumb about that? I have like ten identical black t-shirts.
post #10 of 1268
My boss claims that he has eight pairs of the exact same shoe, which he wears with his suits every day.
post #11 of 1268
Many guys don't even bother to rotate, so I don't see a problem with sticking to one style. It's a bit "Monk"-ish, but whatever works for you. It's probably less eye-grabbing than rotating 40 pairs of high-end shoes, and, in that regard, might serve you well in a conservative industry.

Would you have all five pairs in rotation? I'd be cautious about stocking up for future use if only because of the possibility they might not fit 10 years down the line.
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Although I would never do it, I always found it interesting to wear the same thing everyday! To have a closet full of the same suit, shirt, tie, and shoe. My friend wears all black everyday but in different ways. It has become his trademark and people love it! I am not sure wearing the same shoe is enough to make it intriguing though.
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Although I would never do it, I always found it interesting to wear the same thing everyday! To have a closet full of the same suit, shirt, tie, and shoe. My friend wears all black everyday but in different ways. It has become his trademark and people love it! I am not sure wearing the same shoe is enough to make it intriguing though.

Do they?
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Well, no. Shoe monogamy would be keeping only one pair of shoes. I'm proposing a harem of many pairs that happen to be identical.
You should blackline my post and send me a bill.
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Originally Posted by emmanuel View Post
Although I would never do it, I always found it interesting to wear the same thing everyday! To have a closet full of the same suit, shirt, tie, and shoe. My friend wears all black everyday but in different ways. It has become his trademark and people love it! I am not sure wearing the same shoe is enough to make it intriguing though.

I know many people who wear the same outfit every day, except they only have one of each.
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