Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, May 1, 2004.
Boxes, no- too bulky.
The rest- definitely.
I keep all my shoes in boxes on a shelf. Sort of like a retail store almost.
I'll bet it does. Can I buy a pair of Lattanzi boots ?
I was at a normal 6 or so until I ran across this and Andy's forum. I have had a flurry of EG's and Santonis and am lusting after the Handgrade C&Js. In short, I have been corrupted completely and absolutely. I now have Aldens and A-Es as my junk shoes. I suppose this is progress, but my closet space is becoming compromised. The new shoes set off the new Isaia/Barbera/Attolini suits that you guys are also to blame for....
I'm certain I can speak for all when I reply "happy to be of service "
I second what pitonboy stated.
Before entering this forum, my shoe I sought after was the AE shelton because I like the burgundy/black combination and I like saddle shoes. Now after reading about corrected-grain/polished cobbler leather, I no longer have that desire.
Church's was also my shoe of choice, made on the 73 last from days gone by. Now instead of 5 pairs of Church's I am down to 1, having sold the other pairs.
I came into this forum thinking I had a pretty good handle on what I liked and wanted, but thanks to all y'all I have stepped up my tastes and wants. My wants now far exceed my financial capability of fulfilling those needs.
However, I have learned a lot and continue to learn. Thanks for all your input and thanks for creating yet another shoe monster.
Boy, I am not sure what my original vote was, but I have added at least five pairs since my vote.
Gee: you folks don't have many shoes. l admire your restraint. l wish l could be that restrained. l really do try though.
l don't know how many shoes l really have because they would take too long to count. l remember taking out lots of pairs once and l was 90 minutes just doing those, l had alot more shoes to go so l gave up [because my back was getting sore]. l keep some in my house, lots in storage and some in the boot of my car. l have to keep some in storage so my girlfriend doesn't find out how many l really have. Actually, l don't even know how many l have. l heard of some bloke that had 350 pairs of shoes: each shoe was over $500 U.S.A. He had them all in a display cabinet.
A Harris: how many pairs does Marc39 have? What is the original post? l am so curious. l bet you have quite a few shoes too.
I plan on adding a few more mainstays to my "collection." - One black monk strap - One black captoe oxford (already got the dark brown) - One pair of black boots (probably from RM Williams) And that's all I'm gonna get, which will make my grand total of pairs of shoes owned to 9. I'll just wear these out and refurbish them when the soles start to fall apart.
Don't get R.M.Williams. Since Reg left the company, these two american jokers have run the company into the ground. They are now twice the price for half the quality. R.M.Williams has a monopoly market in Australia and they take full advantage of that. Please don't encourage these parasites anymore than is needed. The soles are made by lesser quality leather (mine look like splitting) and the calf leather is thinner lesser quality leather that is prone to splitting. They used to make great boots 15 years ago but they no longer do. Buy R,M,Williams at your own peril. Actually: why not get a pair of the `presidents boots' made. They are made from croc, emu leather and ostrich. They retail for $8,400 Aust, here they are: l also like the Ostrich boots. Very comfortable and durable leather. They reatil for $1,800. lf that's too rich for yor blood, how about the good old craftsmen below?
I've read some positive reviews on those boots from this very board. Who else would you recommend?
l know a fellow Tony Carol that can make a pair [identical to R.M.Williams] at twice the quality and nearly half the price. Nice thick leather. He is retiring next year. l know a bloke who has worn his boots for 8 years everyday and they still look new. R.M.Williams are comfortable though. Or: heres a pair l'm getting at the moment made. How about better made Cheaney shoes. These styles, do they appeal: How much are you prepared to pay? Do you like these styles, pretty modern hey. Might as well pay alittle more for your shoes. How about Edward Green RTW?
Lessee... the most I've ever spent on shoes was $365-ish, US. I'm not going to spend more than that, because I buy shoes to wear and wear and wear and they get dirty/kicked around/go through the occasional splash of water. Those croc boots are nice. I'm not prepared (mentally or emotionally) to wear those President's Boots, however. I was actually thinking about getting the Craftsman boots. I don't need anything fancy like ostrich (I hear that leather creases and wrinkles a whole bunch). Something in calf would do nicely.
Common Mr Harris; how many pairs of shoes does marc39 own??? l would appreciate an answer, l have asked you twice now. l don't have the time to go through the archives.
Maybe someone else could help me? What is the original topic?
I recall his post. It was a similar topic if you just do a search for "how many" or similar language. About one month ago. As I recall, he had somewhere btw. 55-70 pairs of shoes, with the largest group being J.M. Westons, surprisingly -- something like 17 pairs of Westons.
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