If You Could Only Have 1 Pair of Shoes...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Augusto86, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    It's a trick question. You can't just have one pair of shoes because then they couldn't rest between wearings. [​IMG]
     


  2. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    if it were a shoe from my collection, i would have to say santoni fam.
    if my house was burning down and i could only save one pair that would be it.

    but if it were a shoe i could own anywhere, from what ive seen, and price no concern,
    ive seen alot of good shoes and materials and leathers that are just pure decadence, but nothing ive seen tops my favor for santoni fam certain models, and the one that i have the split toe fam in brown is just my ideal shoe right now.
     


  3. Get Smart

    Get Smart Don't Crink

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    but if it were a shoe i could own anywhere, from what ive seen, and price no concern,

    under that criteria, I'd pick those burgundy wholecut w/medallion bespoke Graziano EGs that are floating in pics somewhere in this forum...those shoes still haunt me with their awesomeness.
     


  4. Chris "Italia"

    Chris "Italia" Senior member

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    Silvano Lattanzi. Bespoke.
     


  5. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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    Sounds delicious.
    Though, I'd probably do a Jhodpur boot instead


    Actually, I agree - I'd rather have a jhodpur than a chelsea because then there's no chance of the elastic wearing out...something like the EG Gresham:

    [​IMG]
     


  6. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    a pair of stylish black oxford captoes... they go with everything... even my black suits [​IMG]

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  7. well-kept

    well-kept Senior member

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    Returned last night from a 12 day trip abroad. Packed very lightly. Two pair of shoes, chosen for versatility. On coming home I realized I had essentially only worn one pair: English-made brown-burgundy chukkas with Dainite sole. Perfect for walking, city or country. Buffed up they looked fine with slacks and jacket. Dusty they were fine with jeans. My other pair - very old shell cordovan AE loafers which I always travel with were almost totally unused in the 12 days. I didn't need them, or the many pairs left at home. Ergo, if I could only have one pair...
     


  8. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I could have only one pair I'd know my time on earth was over.
     


  9. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Jermyn II in dark brown. Easy to dress up or down.
     


  10. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    It's a trick question. You can't just have one pair of shoes because then they couldn't rest between wearings. [​IMG]

    Alan brings up this good point (which had crossed my mind). It would be a great way to identify the true shoe obsessives, who would--somewhat paradoxically--spend a great deal of time barefooted.
     


  11. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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  12. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    Bespoke for comfort and durability.

    Oxford for versatility in style.
     


  13. Jovan

    Jovan Banned for Good

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    A pair of Doc Martens.
    I dunno... my last experience with them was pretty, well, bad.
     


  14. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Burgundy cordovan wholecut, bespoke. It is durable, versatile, and easy to maintain.

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  15. Leaveitothexperts

    Leaveitothexperts Senior member

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    Burgundy cordovan wholecut, bespoke. It is durable, versatile, and easy to maintain.

    [​IMG]


    That pair is sinful [​IMG]
     


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