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I really think I have a problem v. shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Asian Afro

    Asian Afro Senior member

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    I'm an 8D depending on the last (e.g., 8D in AE's last 5). Do you have new shoes to unload? :D
     


  2. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    +1. Same here. I just buy and hide them on my bag when come home. If the item doesn’t fit in my bag …then I just leave them on the boot of my car. Wait for a perfect time when she’s not at home and that’s it !! lol. Sometimes she said when did you buy this ?!! My answer always the same “ The last time remember …. We went together…….” She -“oh…you have too many I lost track ….”
    Plus inside some of my shirts/jackets there are more shirt/jackets (double stacked) so they look less for obvious reason.
    Yeah mate… if you have no problems with your partner just buy them !
    :slayer:
     


  3. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Christopher,
    I've sized down to a UK 6.5 on those lasts. Do you find that your foot runs wide or narrow?

    Asian Afro,
    I do have an extra pair of Bally Scribes that would fit a full US 8.5/8.75.


    But let's not stink up the threak with commerce. PM me to discuss further.
     


  4. Christopher Essex

    Christopher Essex Senior member

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    My feet are pretty normal, I think, but perhaps wider than yours.
     


  5. emptym

    emptym Moderator Moderator

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    I've bought an average of one to two pairs of shoes since I was about 18, which was about 20 yrs ago. And since I've taken good care of them, they're all still in service (except running shoes) . But I don't want to have a ton of shoes, so for the past few years I've been giving away an older pair for every new pair I get. That helps prevent over-accumulation, simply because I keep the same amount of shoes and I have to decide what to get rid of when I'm contemplating a new pair. And since I like having old things, that can be tough.

    But that's me. I'm not saying everyone should do that.
     


  6. lostron

    lostron Senior member

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    I follow the same principles and aim to never flood myself with too many shoes
     


  7. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    FWIW, I'm putting it out here in public. I'm done with buying shoes. After buying a pair of brown cap toed oxfords from another SF member, I think my collection is now complete for my needs (10 pairs) For awhile there, I felt like I was addicted - bought one pair because it was a bargain rather than how it could be used in my collection. That one's up for sale now ... Nearly bought another for the same reason but stopped myself.

    I've just gone into ebay, deleted my shoe searches and I'm going to enjoy wearing what I have now.

    My view is that if you enjoy them, can afford it and have the space then go for it. If it's more the thrill of the chase and immediately thinking about the next pair as soon as you've bought one pair then step back and take a break.
     


  8. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    those martegannis look weird without a cap

    the front of the shoes suggest wholecut or single strap

    looks really odd with the blucher flaps there
     


  9. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    There are just sooo many shades and variations of brown. Its hard to say you've got them all covered, but your point is well taken. What really trips me out is the people that pick up like 4 pairs of MTO G&G at a time.


    Hmm, while a whole cut or a cap toe may look better, I still really like them, especially the color.
     


  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    This is very true. I'm still missing more suede shoes (loafers, oxfords), cordovan (loafers, ptbs and wingtips), a brown blucher, a brown semi brogue, lace up boots and others but what I've decided is that some shoes can substitute for others and that's good enough for me. Nothing to say I can't live vicariously through other people's purchases [​IMG]


    That said, the color of the Martegannis is pretty damned nice!
     


  11. southbound35

    southbound35 Senior member

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    Same here. Bought them about 5 years ago and have absolutely loved them. I would suggest sizing down a half-size as well. Unfortunately, mine don't get as much use now that I work in a very casual environment. In addition to wearing as a dressier blucher, I think they look great with denim.
     


  12. fritzl

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    good strategy. just can't get over to give away a custom made pair. i love spice paprika too much.
     


  13. Renton

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    +1
     


  14. GBR

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    Imelda Marcos comes to mind. There is no elixir to prevent this, only YOU can tell yourself to stop - unless you run out of money which will stop you anyway.
     


  15. Patek

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    My company's participant maximum contribution to the 401k is 97%. I'm currently at 20%. If by your logic, I should be able to contribute 97% before I buy shoes then I'm going barefoot.
     


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