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Wearing First Avenues today in honor of trunk shows past. Much as I love me some green shell boots, I have come to the realization that while these are great with linen and khaki, their sleek profile and cap toes are just a little too dressy for denim. What could the solution be, I wonder...?

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One solution would be to send them out for a new sole and storm welt, perhaps with a chili or natural finish.
Is that the solution you were thinking of?
 

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I decided to do a shoe inventory from my closet to see how much room I have for acquisitions. This inventory doesn't include 2 athletic shoes, 2 show-shoveling boots, 2 pairs of birkenstock sandals, and 1 pair of water shoes. I also included in the pictures my side of the closet and a close up of my suits. The burgundy suit some asked about is also there.

Shelves:
The top four shelves are for boots, but I have storage items currently on the topmost shelf. The next highest shelf isn't yet full. Below the shelves are sliding shoe storage. Each drawer can fit 5 pairs, but they aren't full yet. It appears I have 13 pairs of boots here and 36 pairs of shoes. I seem to have enough room for 2 more pairs of boots (7 if i use the top shelf) and 14 more shoes if I don't remove any of these.

Top shelf: Tan Nubuck Park City, Marbled Black Shell Landon, Brown Shell HM
Middle shelf: Burgundy Shell 1K Mile, Burgundy Shell First Ave, Navy Shell Dalton, Black Shark/Burgundy Shell Landon, Chili Shell Fifth Street
Bottom shelf: Blue Suede Nomad Chukka, Tan Dublin Stirling, Chocolate Suede Nomad Chelsea, Brown Nomad Chelsea, Gray Suede Hamilton

Top-left drawer: Dark Brown Park Ave, Oxblood Fifth Ave, Black Cobbler Union Miquel, Navy Fifth Ave
Top-right drawer: Chili Park Ave Sneaker, Carbon Strand Sneaker, Natural Shell Park Ave Sneaker, Dark Marbled Cognac Shell Sneaker
2nd-left drawer: Black Shell Cambridge, Black Whitney Wingtip, Brown/White Cobbler Union Spectator, Navy/White Broadstreet
2nd-right drawer: Museum Cognac Cobbler Union Uno, Navy Cobbler Union Uno, Candy Cane Strand Sneaker, Tan suede/Linen McAllister Sneaker
3rd-left drawer: Acorn Hilfire Nubuck Neumok, Bone Strandmok, Denim Suede Neumok, Cherry Suede Neumok
3rd-right drawer: Burgundy Suede MacNeil, Walnut McGregor, Cherry Red Cobbler Union Alex, Natural Shell MacNeil
4th-left drawer: New Balance Trainers, Blue Suede Cooper, Bone Suede MassDrop Chukka, Brown Cole Haan Sneaker
4th-right drawer: Cigar Strand, Tinsel Ave Strand, White Nubuck Spiaggia, Green Shell Strand
Bottom-right drawer: Extra sneakers for my oldest son someday and a bunch of orthotics
Bottom-left drawer: Taupe Suede Strand, Slate Suede Barrett, Loden Suede Strand, Walnut Strand Weave

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One solution would be to send them out for a new sole and storm welt, perhaps with a chili or natural finish.
Is that the solution you were thinking of?
I like this pair as they are, but a storm welt is a very appealing option to pair with jeans. Are you by any chance obliquely weaseling me into green shell Higgies? Great idea!
 

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I wear Park Aves and jeans. The catalogue says I'm fine.
The catalogue also said it's okay to wear patent leather Carlyles with no socks and jeans.
 

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Sorry if this has been posted before, or if not appropriate for the group, but here is an interesting LWB option that just opened up.
Maybe not appropriate but I'm sharing these anyway. Looks like a more casual last but Rancourt is offering their longwing in Horween natural/whiskey shell!

 

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Maybe not appropriate but I'm sharing these anyway. Looks like a more casual last but Rancourt is offering their longwing in Horween natural/whiskey shell!

Enjoy these, all you D-withed mother-Ferragamos!
 

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I believe those are Blake stitched. Looked them up sometime. Like their medallion, but I think I prefer the 975.
Blake stitch is not really inferior. Some prefer it, IIRC.

Enjoy these, all you D-withed mother-Ferragamos!
Looks to be available in four different widths, from B to EE. I personally don't like the medallion. Grant Stone uses great medallions. Also the AE Rogue had an excellent one IMO.
 

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