How often do you buy a pair of new shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by topmanshoes, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. JR_Rider

    JR_Rider Senior member

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    Hi, my name is Tom and I'm a shoe addict.

    Now that we've established that little fact:

    39 pair of shoes and boots this year -

    26 pair last year - 15 remain in rotation

    19 the year before - 4 remain in rotation

    and yes, that is 58 pair in the current rotation, excluding trainers, sandals, etc.

    As a result, I've no remaining shoes in my rotation which are less than AE/CT (Loake) quality. Unless I find a particular bargain, I'll not be making additional purchases until the January EG sale.

    And I too am awaiting Aportnoy's numbers


    Can we see pictures???[​IMG]
     
  2. EL72

    EL72 Senior member

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    how often do you buy a pair of working shoes?

    Whenever I find a good deal in a shoe I like. About 8-10 this year but I resold about half.
     
  3. gamelan

    gamelan Senior member

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    Hi, my name is Tom and I'm a shoe addict.

    don't worry Tom, there are places that can help you.

    -Jeff
     
  4. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    I've gotten serveral pairs this year and my wife gave me for my b-day three pairs--John Lobb, a. testoni, and Gucci.
     
  5. TomW

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    skalogre Senior member

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    Four pair so far this year, and that probably makes me something of a lightweight in these precincts.
    WOw... even I bought more than that - you have the restraint and patience of a holy man! I think I have bought 9 pairs since joining. Still a lightweight though!
     
  7. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    you have the restraint and patience of a holy man!

    No, just a wife who has more sense about such matters than I do.
     
  8. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    don't worry Tom, there are places that can help you.

    -Jeff


    GO away! Saying that here is like going to a bar and passing out AA leaflets! Let us wallow in our misery! [​IMG]
     
  9. rdawson808

    rdawson808 Senior member

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    I am such a slacker. I have one new pair this year and anticipate buying one more (formal wear) and maybe a second.

    b
     
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    thinman Senior member

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    I've averaged one pair a month since finding the forum in Jan. '05. My shoe buying is slowing, since I have a nice rotation and shoes for most any occasion and since I need to buy other clothing, too. It's just so easy to succumb to shoe sales, whereas I need MTM shirts and prefer MTM jackets and suits for a proper fit.[​IMG]
     
  11. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    For the past three years, I have been a "shoe-aholic" as well.

    2003: 8 pairs

    2004: 17 pairs

    2005: 7 pairs

    2006: 3 pairs (so far). In a little over an hour, I shall be departing for the A-E outlet at Cabazon, where I expect to purchase three more pairs (and possibly a pair for my boy). I have sworn that this MUST hold me for at least year. A-E has abetted this by introducing positively NOTHING that fits me well in their past three collections (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006).

    KICK THE HABIT! KICK THE HABIT! MAN, GOTTA KICK THE HABIT!
     
  12. ragdoll

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    For 2006:
    3 VASS/3 EG /3-4 LOBB/Assorted lesser shoes

    I have 3 VASS on order. Considering a pair or two of St. Crispin's. Contacted Tony Gaziano regarding bespoke.

    All because of finding SF/AAAC in 2005. Before that probably a couple of lesser shoes a year with Ferragamo being the highpoint[​IMG] .

    And don't get me started on Attolini, Kiton, etc. My wife is pulling her hair out.
     
  13. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    To answer the original question, if you alternate two pair every day for a year they will need sole replacements. During re-soleing your other pair will take a real beating because leather shoes should need time to recover after a wearing.

    Three pair is the practical minimum. A comprehensive wardrobe is about eight pair, including weekend shoes. More is the realm of shoe addicts like many of the members of this forum.
     
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    I think I bought four pair this year...EG, C&J, Grenson and Borrelli.
     
  15. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    This year...
    1 Weston (Savile 574)
    3 Crockett & Jones (Wigmore + Cleverley Adelaide + Stag Suede Chukkas)
    2 Grenson (Stuart's Choice dbl monk and Cordonnerie Anglaise monk)
    1 Delos... still being worked on.

    Last year:
    1 Green bespoke... RECEIVED TODAY!!!!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
    1 Green special order (boots)
    1 Green normal (Poulsen Skone Tudors)

    2004:
    1 Grenson Masterpiece (Henry Maxwell elastic apron-fronts)
    1 Berluti (Tibeta)
    1 Green special order (Newbury)
    1 Green normal (PS deadstock)
    1 Lobb Paris (corfu)
    1 Paraboot Saverne
    1 Trickers (Harrow)

    I keep thinking I've bought more but I must be forgetting something.
     

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