$6,000 shoe budget

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by whnay., Aug 8, 2006.

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I think that you're suffering from Stockholm Syndrome.[​IMG]

    "Stockholm Syndrome"?! And who is supposed to be my captor with whom I am identifying, pray tell?
     
  2. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    "Stockholm Syndrome"?! And who is supposed to be my captor with whom I am identifying, pray tell?
    The Brown Shoe Brigade, a subversive group whose charter is the eradication of all black shoes not worn for formal dress. You aren't the first, nor shall you be the last, to succumb to their influence.
     
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    DGP Senior member

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    I would buy a pair of AEs and spend the rest on hookers....


    I'd get the AEs, a tube of hand lotion, and spend the rest on suits [​IMG].
     
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    I'd get the AEs, a tube of hand lotion, and spend the rest on suits [​IMG].


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  5. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    The Brown Shoe Brigade, a subversive group whose charter is the eradication of all black shoes not worn for formal dress. You aren't the first, nor shall you be the last, to succumb to their influence.

    But I am not a "captive" of the Brown Shoe Brigade! No, I am a most eager volunteer. In fact, I probably should become a commissioned officer in the Brigade.
     
  6. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    For all the joking around about hookers on this thread, if I could have back all the money I wasted on hookers in my wilder, younger days, I could sure build one helluva fine wardrobe![​IMG]
     
  7. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i would have 3 pair of bespoke tony g's
    1 whole cut olive
    1 full wing tip brogue burgandy
    1 full plain tip brogue black

    quality over quantity every time!
     
  8. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

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    But I am not a "captive"

    [​IMG]
     
  9. iyorito

    iyorito Senior member

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    whnay.-san,
    That would be excluding VAT but inclusive of shoe trees. Also inclusive of postage through Royal Mail (Parcel Force).

    Regards,

    Masaichi Hasegawa
    Director
    Gaziano and Girling Limited
     
  10. Matt

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    whnay.-san,
    i never knew this was what i had always been waiting to hear [​IMG]
     
  11. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Corthay bespoke

    3300 for the first pair
    the rest on the rest (but no fucking black dress casual shoes)

    I agree-get something that has the color of fruit.
     
  12. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Does Taryn Rose belong in that sentence? I have a pair of loafers my wife bought for me and I think they're pretty much crap. (Admittedly, it's probably their low-end stuff, so probably not fair to judge by.) Not that I've paid much attention, but I haven't really seen anything particularly interesting by TR.
    While some consider Taryn Roses to be Eye-talian glue jobs, I find them to be as comfortable as any shoes/boots I own. They have a place in a shoe collection, though they are not the equal of John Lobbs.
     
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    I agree-get something that has the color of fruit.
    Strawberry galuchat?
     
  14. LabelKing

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    Strawberry galuchat?
    That would perfect.

    Or perhaps plum.
     
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    pejsek Senior member

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    I'm not sure plum gets any better than Marc Guyot's Violet Marbre. Myself, I think I'd stick with the Vert Amande (but only if I could get something done up in one of those amazing tweeds):

    http://www.marcguyot.com/5.aspx
     

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