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How many pairs of shoes do you own??

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by A Harris, May 1, 2004.

  1. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Distinguished Member

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    You are not alone in clandestine purchases. An office Ebay account can be very useful.
     


  2. marc37

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    I am forced to admit that I have been sneaking in most of the last hundred pair or so. Hope to have big shoe news for everyone in a week or so.
    You sound just like me. You love shoes and you sneek in extra shoes past the wife. lt's very easy to sneek extra pairs [past the wife] because all shoes look the same to her. Cannot wait until l hear your shoe news next week.
     


  3. Macciavelli

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    Hello,

    what a wonderful forum. I impressed by the fashion Knowledge of the members.

    Ok - to the point:

    1 Pair of black cap toe oxfords (Santoni)
    1 Pair of black oxfords with brogues (Loake)
    1 Pair of black wingtip oxfords (Santoni)
    1 Pair of black loafers (Harai)
    1 Pair of black monks (Bally)
    1 Pair of black monks with brogues (Church`s)
    1 Pair of black cap toe oxfords (AE)
    1 Pair of chestnut monks (Berluti)
    1 Pair of chestnut oxfords (Lobb)
    1 Pair of suede bluchers (Lobb)
    1 Pair of brown tassel loafers (Alden)
    1 Pair of chestnut wingtips (Ludwig Reiter)
    1 Pair of suede boatshoes (Arcus)
    1 Pair of Docksiders (Sebago)
    1 Pair of chestnut norwegians (Santoni)
    1 Pair of suede Speedcats (Puma)
    1 Pair of Nike Shox (Blue - BMW Edition)
    1 Pair of grey - orange Trainers (Addidas)
    1 Pair of Bucks (Cheaney)
    3 Pair of black boots (Meindl)
    1 Pair of white trainers (K-Swiss)
    1 Pair of suede loafers (Tod`s)
    1 Pair of brown trainers (RL)
    3 Pairs of linen shoes (Paul Shark)
    ...
    roundabout >30 pairs

    Damn` - I`ve never countet them before.

    Living in Germany I often notice the bad footwear of several businessmen - It`s a pitty.

    Greetings
    Macciavelli
     


  4. shoefan

    shoefan Senior Member

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    JerrysFriend:

    Wow.

    I don't know whether to hope that you already had that list compiled or to hope that you had not.  

    I am about to move into a newly purchased home and fear my wife will discover the true magnitude of my collection.  I'm tempted to rent some off-site storage but think that would just be a bit extreme....  Hello e-bay.  (A new thought: how to justify a personal shoe museum for display and appreciation of fine shoes?  We'll have an extra bedroom, at least for now, and who needs kids?)
     


  5. Nick M

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    You wouldn't have pictures of these, or a link to the eBay auction, would you? I'd like to see Santoni's take on the spectator. If not, could you describe them?

    I just picked up my first pair of spectators - cap-toe derbys in brown pebblegrain leather and beige canvas from Moreschi -and there's at least two more pairs on my list...

    Thanks.
     


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    Well done nick, got pic's.

    l would like to see Santoni's take on spec's as well.
     


  7. jerrysfriend

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    This is all that is left of the Santoni specs that I got on e-bay. http://cgi.aol.ebay.com/ws....MEWN:IT I cannot get the pictures to come up, only little xs. I was told the problem is with my "cookies," but I am a novice with the Internet and the only "cookies" I know about are Oreos, etc.
     


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Stylish Dinosaur

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    has a member had an experience in buying shoes from alden of carmel
     


  9. nightowl6261a

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    does anyone really want me to answer this question?
     


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    I have purchased 5 pair of shoes from Alden of Carmel. Mr. Adam Knott is very meticulous, and the shoes are wonderful (if a bit expensive).

    Bic
     


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    Can Bennie's get the Alden penny-loafer in the "Whiskey" color cordovan? I have on seen these shoes on Alden of Carmel's "Fan" list, last shoe on the page at: http://www.alden-of-carmel.com/Catalog/Fan/ and at several Faconnable's in France.
     


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    if they make it, we can get it...just let me or Louie know, and we will order it for you.
     


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    wow, jerrysfriend, one name i have not heard in a long time, Frank Bros.....that is a name from the past....Muse's, was that where you got them?
     


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    I guess that you have seen my shoe list and saw that I really needed all of those Grensons that I bought from you. Remember, mum's the word about them, as I value my marriage.
    It was not Muse's where I got the Frank Brother's shoes; it was John Jarrell's, downtown on Broad Street, which closed when you were still in short pants.
     


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    (nightowl6261a @ 01 Oct. 2004, 12:39) wow, jerrysfriend, one name i have not heard in a long time, Frank Bros.....that is a name from the past....Muse's, was that where you got them?
    I guess that you have seen my shoe list and saw that I really needed all of those Grensons that I bought from you. Remember, mum's the word about them, as I value my marriage. It was not Muse's where I got the Frank Brother's shoes; it was John Jarrell's, downtown on Broad Street, which closed when you were still in short pants.
    i am not even sure i had short pants by then....maybe short diapers..that was a time when broad st was still a happening place to shop, and you were'nt scared to go down there
     


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