Originally Posted by radicaldog
I knew it: there had to be a tiny scratch somewhere on your armor. That's maybe even better -- self-congratulatory perfection would be tacky.
It's true that storm welts and longwings go hand in hand, but that begs the question in a way, because storm welts and longwings go hand in hand with double soles. And not-so-sleek lasts. So we're be back to square one, as it were.
But I think the last issue (pun not intended) is a minor one. Why not have, say, three pairs with double soles and storm welts, and two or three pairs with regular welts and single soles? They would still be your one shoes, just slightly adapted for purpose. Surely you have trousers of different weights, right?
Are you suggesting some be different from the others??!!
Well, first of alll, I don't like the longwing design without a storm welt. It looks wrong; the upper would look too broad from the sides. You see this phenomenon in car design all the time. The designers add horizontal design elements near the bottom of the car in order to make it look longer and lower. Second, the sleeker last was not merely an aesthetic choice, but intended to provide a better fit. The default Barrie last is all wrong on my feet.
So, you see, the storm welts and last choice have very sound reasoning behind them. It's the single sole that was not as well thought out. Sure, they give the shoes a marginally lower profile, but only barely. Yet, double soles would have balanced against the storm welts much better, while offering superior durability. I think I went wrong.
Fortunately, the mistake is easily corrected.
Originally Posted by Mild Mannered
sorry i didn't bother reading 50-odd pages of this.
Albert Einstein deliberately had a 'minimalist' wardrobe so he wouldn't waste time deciding what to wear every day. i thought it was a brilliant idea. also, if I bought a pair of shoes that i liked more than any other, i would also buy at least another pair of them too. why not. i wouldnt care what anyone thought of me anyway and if i liked something that much, then its my enjoyment that matters. i say go for it! buy 5 pairs if you want. just think of the fun you can have with your cobbler.
Thanks! I feel so understood.