This is much dumber than the all blue shirts idea.
'Idea'? It's long since become a reality.
Originally Posted by DocHolliday
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.
No, no, I'd rotate.
Originally Posted by emmanuel
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 was in Brooks Brothers 346 a few years ago, and a shoe salesman was feverishly rushing to get together about a half dozen boxes of exactly the same cordovan shoe (forget what style) to take outside to a customer's driver who was picking them up. The salesman indicated to one of his colleagues that this customer bought the same shoes, in the same style, evey year. Apparently he didn't like it when the shoes get worn down and like them in generally new condition. So he buys a ton of the same shoes and discards the old ones when he is done with them.
I think the idea is very appealing especially combined with all blue shirts. In fact, it sounds liberating. If you can live with the boring aspect of it, everything else is a plus especially time saved shopping for shoes.
You should fear your wife yelling at you for ordering 5 pairs of the same $500 shoes.
Somehow I'm guessing this would not be an issue at all for her. Think about it, these are the odd tendencies he feels comfortable discussing on a PUBLIC forum. Imagine what types of things he keeps to himself. LOL
Obviously, the idea of having 5 pairs of the same exact shoe is ridiculous. Start with 3 and see if you really feel you need the additional 2.