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My Insane Shoe Month

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by 2ManyShoes, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. 2ManyShoes

    2ManyShoes Well-Known Member

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    Yikes. I get paid most of my income for the year in January of the next year. So, as usual, I found myself with a little money in January. Well, this year I went completely bonkers. I have lost 65 lbs over the past several years, and really needed to update my wardrobe. (Went from a 48L to a 42L.) So I got some new suits and shirts . . . and this started a chain reaction, leading to the following total meltdown in March:

    Vass - Old English Oxford U-last (black)
    Vass - Asquith U-last Oxford (cognac) (from SF Member msawch)
    Vass - Plain Derby U-last (black) (from SF Member Tombrone)

    Gaziano & Girling - St. James Oxford (cedar)
    Gaziano & Girling - Hayes Oxford (black)

    Sutor Mantellassi - Norvegese Monk (dark oak)

    C&J Handgrade - Audley Oxford (dark oak)

    C&J - Westbourne Oxford (mahogany)
    C&J - Maidstone Monk (dark chocolate)
    C&J - Wigmore Oxford (slightly used) (brown) from Member mta265
    C&J - Weymouth Oxford (brown)

    Allen Edmonds - Strand (walnut)
    Allen Edmonds - McAllister (merlot)
    Allen Edmonds - MacNeil (black cordovan)

    Alfred Sargent - Burlington Slip-On (black) (discontinued, been looking for these for over a year)

    Clark's Desert Boots (loden suede)
    Clark's Desert Boots (taupe suede)

    Gola - soccer shoes (navy suede)
    Gola - soccer shoes (gray suede)

    If I had been able to find the right EGs or Lobbs, I'd have bought them too. There's literally a sort of blackout period, of which I have only the haziest memory of tequila and credit cards, at the end of which I have all these shoes, no money whatsoever, and am sleeping on the couch because my wife says she is waiting to slit my throat while I sleep. I think the only way I could sink to a lower eschelon of fiscal responsibility would be to become a member of Congress.

    Of course, it was worth it. [​IMG]

    If anybody's interested, I'd be happy to round them all up and take a picture. In the near future, I will be selling my entire closet's worth of 48/46 stuff to help cover the damage. Probably one of the kids, as well.

    Per several requests, here are some (not very good) photos.

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  2. IrateCustomer

    IrateCustomer Senior member

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    That has to be one of the most epic retail benders I've ever seen. How's the hangover?
     


  3. 2ManyShoes

    2ManyShoes Well-Known Member

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    That has to be one of the most epic retail benders I've ever seen. How's the hangover?

    Brutal.
     


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    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    Good lord, if you were '2manyshoes' in December when you joined, what are you now?
     


  7. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    Holy insanity!
     


  8. 2ManyShoes

    2ManyShoes Well-Known Member

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    Good lord, if you were '2manyshoes' in December when you joined, what are you now?

    Some sort of calfskin neutron star, I think.

    Actually, I've been giving away/selling shoes at a good clip, so the net gain is (only?) about 8 pairs.
     


  9. 2ManyShoes

    2ManyShoes Well-Known Member

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    Pictures please -

    OK, but it might be a few days. (That photosession is definitely not going to happen in front of my wife.)
     


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    Pictures please -

    +1


    I'm quite jealous.
     


  11. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    Should have a sweepstake on the shoo curcle photo circumference.
     


  12. JakeLA

    JakeLA Senior member

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    You're either a liar or someone with a serious psychological problem. If the latter, you should a) stop posting (or even visiting) this site, and b) seek professional help.
     


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    Harold falcon Senior member

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    You're either a liar or someone with a serious psychological problem. If the latter, you should a) stop posting (or even visiting) this site, and b) seek professional help.

    GTFO.

    OP, pics plz.
     


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    phf. people in this thread have never heard of aportney
     


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