Originally Posted by TC (Houston)
I'm sure a lot of people on this board have more than 40 pairs of shoes. But I'd say only a small handful of posters have a collection of that caliber. It isn't all about quantity, although the quantity in itself is impressive.
Someone should correct me if I'm wrong, but if I'm not mistaken, most traditionally made shoes (eg ones that don't use gemming) are bespoke. There are a few RTW makers who don't use gemming - Stefano Bemer is one - but the others I know of are Cleverley, Saint Crispin, and Vass custom lines. Which would mean that almost everything on the top shelf is bespoke. Even the stuff that is not is still Bemer-level. Most people on this board don't have 20 pairs of bespoke shoes, and who knows what else is on the other walls.