how many shoes for a rotation

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kmwrestle, Jul 16, 2008.

  1. kmwrestle

    kmwrestle Senior member

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    All my life i have always just gone to dsw, picked up a pair of shoes and wore them every day till they practically were falling apart. Well after a promotion my appearance is much more in the spotlight. I work 5-6 days a week(9-14 hrs a day) and need to be dressed up every day. How many pairs of shoes would be considered a good rotation with that frequent wear. I am also 400lbs so i put alot more abuse than normal)(please no jabs i have gone on a strict diet to try to lose the weight and have been on it for the past week and a half, so i am trying)
    I have been on styleforum on and off for a year and have bought a couple pair of nice shoes for more formal occassions that ive maybe work 10 times in the 12-18 months ive owned them.

    I like the price/fit of allen edmonds and wear a 12eee

    right now i have:
    AE Park Aves in Black
    AE Hillcrest in Light Red Brown
    AE Bentons in Chili(kinda beat up need to send back to AE for refinishing)

    I just picked up:
    AE Denton in Black
    AE Perrys in Black

    So right now i have 4 shoes and will have a 5th once i get the bentons refinished. IS this fine for a rotation or with my wear do i need to add more? If so what would you reccomend. I am looking for a leather sole DK Brown captoe and will pick up one as soon as i find a steal. What else would you reccomend i pick up based on what i have?
    I am 25 yrs old and work as a sales manager in a toyota dealership.
     
  2. JeffsWood

    JeffsWood Senior member

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    5 shoes is enough IMHO. You have a bit more black then I need in my rotation though. I work with 4 browns (all shades) a burgandy and one black. I have to admit my black ones may come out only once a month.
     
  3. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    You're doing fine.
     
  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    You're doing fine.
    +1
     
  5. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    You're doing fine.

    but not up to sf microcosym standards. not by a long shot.
     
  6. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    All you really need is 3 pair or so. 5 is more than good.
     
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    grimslade Senior member

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    Five is a nice number.
     
  8. Trojanman74

    Trojanman74 Senior member

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    heck since ive joined SF ive accumulated 9 pairs, mostly AE's but i now have a pair of C&J and a pair of grensons. i just started this internship and have rotated them all at least twice. but do you think anyone notices? no. everyone here is wearing corrected grain bicycle toes or tassle loafers. Even up to the VP level. i honestly think if you have one black and two different styles brown shoes, you're good to go by this boards standards.
     
  9. airportlobby

    airportlobby Senior member

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    When you lose weight, your shoe size will probably change a bit as well. Another reason to stick with the shoes you have, or limit your expenditure.
     
  10. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    279
     
  11. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    aportnoy, 279 is the number you have, right?

    Good work!
     
  12. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    This is the number you have, right?

    Is it that low?
     
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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Is it that low?

    Doesn't Portnoy buy four pairs a week? Let's say three to be conservative. 3/week x 52 weeks x 3 yrs on teh intertubes fora = roughly 450 pair A.F. (after fora).
     
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    yachtie Senior member

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    Since as you lose the weight your feet will shrink, 5 pairs are fine. when you hit your target, you'll find that you'll most likely have to buy new shoes to fit your slimmer feet. At that point the proper number of pairs of shoes for a rotation, as 'portnoy says, is 279. [​IMG]
     
  15. Tarmac

    Tarmac Senior member

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    Doesn't Portnoy buy four pairs a week? Let's say three to be conservative. 3/week x 52 weeks x 3 yrs on teh intertubes fora = roughly 450 pair A.F. (after fora).

    He sold me 1 pair a few years ago so it must be 449 now
     

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