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You are all horrible influences! (especially Aportnoy)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jmatt, Jul 17, 2006.

  1. jmatt

    jmatt Well-Known Member

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    Here is my "before" Styleforum shoes. I wear a suit or sportcoat/pants 6 days a week. The following picture shoes ALL of by business shoes:
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    And now, here is my current shoe rotation after browsing around here for several months:
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    Yes - that's my brand new Edward Green Inverness in Burgundy on the 888 last:
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    Thanks for the enlightenment all (yes - especially you, Aportnoy) [​IMG]
     
  2. kronik

    kronik Well-Known Member

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    This forum does terrible things to people.....

    Gimme 6 months.
     
  3. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Well-Known Member

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    That's a handsome selection. Care to give us a rundown on what they are?

    The presence of the shoe trees alone is a big improvement!
     
  4. odoreater

    odoreater Well-Known Member

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    jmatt

    did the Ed Greens in 10F end up fitting you well?
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    drastic improvement.
    those egs are sweet. although the ae is not bad either.
     
  6. jmatt

    jmatt Well-Known Member

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    That's a handsome selection. Care to give us a rundown on what they are?

    The presence of the shoe trees alone is a big improvement!

    From the left:
    Allen-Edmunds Colton in Chestnut, size 10 EEE (U.S.)
    Charles Tyrwhitt calf semi-brogues (Loake 1880? Tweed 2?) in Chestnut, size 9 1/2 G (U.K.)
    Edward Green Inverness Burgundy on the 888 last. Size 10 F (U.K.)
    Charles Tyrwhitt calf semi-brogues in Black, size 9 1/2 G (U.K)
    Allen-Edmonds Park Avenue in Black, size 10 EEE (U.S.)

    And yes - I got lucky, and the Loakes and E-G all fit well.

    I've got my Lexol, and Meltonian Creme in a distinct color for each shoe, and Kiwi polish in distinct colors as well. I now own horsehair brushes for the first time in my life also.
     
  7. Roger

    Roger Well-Known Member

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    And what happened to those long-suffering, trusty, reliable, unselfish, uncomplaining, steadfast and loyal "before" shoes? Unceremoniously shipped off to the Sally Ann, I suppose. [​IMG]
     
  8. acidboy

    acidboy Well-Known Member

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    at least you were not wearing duck-billed square toes b.s.f. (before style forum [​IMG] )
     
  9. jmatt

    jmatt Well-Known Member

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    And what happened to those long-suffering, trusty, reliable, unselfish, uncomplaining, steadfast and loyal "before" shoes? Unceremoniously shipped off to the Sally Ann, I suppose. [​IMG]
    I'm taking them to work. They'll get rainy day use - literally.
     
  10. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    A truly fine collection jmatt! The Inverness is perfect, a great score from the EG sale. Wear them well and enjoy the journey.

    Btw, be on the look out for the "the mother" of all shoe damage threads coming soon.
     
  11. Tibo

    Tibo Well-Known Member

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    A truly fine collection jmatt! The Inverness is perfect, a great score from the EG sale. Wear them well and enjoy the journey.

    Btw, be on the look out for the "the mother" of all shoe damage threads coming soon.


    Gentlemen, I think we have a scoop here ! [​IMG]

    Andrew, what, when, where ?
     
  12. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Well-Known Member

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    They are all excellent. Well done
     
  13. aportnoy

    aportnoy Well-Known Member

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    Gentlemen, I think we have a scoop here ! [​IMG]

    Andrew, what, when, where ?


    Tibo...As soon as my EG shipment from the recent sale arrives, I'll be posting a new group with at least the following:

    8 EG
    3 JL
    2 C&J
    1 exotic
     
  14. jmatt

    jmatt Well-Known Member

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    A truly fine collection jmatt! The Inverness is perfect, a great score from the EG sale. Wear them well and enjoy the journey.

    Btw, be on the look out for the "the mother" of all shoe damage threads coming soon.

    Thanks for the props, Aportnoy (and the rest)! Although looking at your recent announcement, I have been instantly humbled.

    Based on your shoe budget alone, you're not hiring for any positions are you?
     
  15. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    jmatt,

    Those Inverness EGs are stellar. Quite jealous here in Atlanta. [​IMG]
     
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    RJman Well-Known Member

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    TomW Well-Known Member

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    Tibo...As soon as my EG shipment from the recent sale arrives, I'll be posting a new group with at least the following:

    8 EG
    3 JL
    2 C&J
    1 exotic


    Andrew always moderates my enthusiasim [​IMG]

    I'll be posting a smaller version when my EG sale shoes arrive:
    3 EG
    3 CT (loake)
    1 Grenson MP
    1 C&J for Cole-Haan
     

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