3 pairs of shoes

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  1. Maccimus

    Maccimus Senior member

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    Black *1
    Brown *2
     
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    Black Balmoral Captoe
    Chili Longwing Brogues in Svotchgrain with double sole
    Snuff suede Chukkas
     
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    3 pairs of those, 1 would just not be enough
     
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    Professor Snape wants his shoes back ^^
     
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    black captoe
    brown full brogue
    brown suede
     
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    Brown Suede Chukka
    Brown Suede Semi Brogue
    Chestnut Antique Calf Semi Brogue
     
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    Black captoe oxford
    Brown EG Dover
    Brown chelsea boot
     
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    Taken from my own collection, I think these would suffice:

    1. Black cap toe oxfords
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    2. Brown/cognac/burgundy (whatever shade) derby brogues
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    3. Brown/cognac/burgundy (whatever shade) single monks. These could however easily be exchanged for a number of different shoes, like chukkas, plain toe derbys, various boots of different kinds.
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    A light brown cap-toe brogue (currently filled by the Grenson Radley in tan)
    A darker brown wing-tip (currently filled by the Grenson Headingly in cognac)
    A black cap-toe (currently filled by the C&J Bedford)

    But then...I need a mid-brown suede cap-toe as well, and/or a penny loafer, for wearing with jeans...so sticking to only 3 is difficult...
     
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    Black captoe,
    Brown saddle shoe
    Brown single monks
     
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    Those are absolutely gorgeous.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    x2. I already have much more than three pairs of shoes, so there's no reasonable situation where I would ever have to choose just three.

    Perhaps OP should have asked "What are the first three shoes one should buy?"
     
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    I like neither oxfords nor brogueing.
    I don't particularly like captoes.
    So, three pairs of the identical 3 eyelet derby in:

    black calf
    Brown or cognac calf or pebble grain
    Brown suede.

    Next, I would move on to single monks, loafers, and chukkas.
    Double monks, never.
     
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