My Shoe Collection - PG13

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Associate, Jun 24, 2006.

  1. Associate

    Associate Senior member

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    Here is my collection, assembled mostly over the last 4 years. Most acquired in NY during Barney's/BG/Saks sales, and a few over the internet. I did a quick calculation and I believe the total cost was somewhat above $3,000. The shoe tress are mostly vintage lasted tress, purchased on Ebay one at a time. It's a crapshoot as to size and fit, but every couple of purchases I nail a good one.

    Next purchase would be probably loafers, which are not represented at all at this point. Enjoy, and Sorry for the picture quality - still experimenting.

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    C&J Clifford on 337.

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    Peluso Goodyear welted from B&G.

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    Heschung Edition Heritage from Barney's.

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    Kenzo French made boot, bought 10 years ago.

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  2. Associate

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    Quite a nice collection, but for the love of God, apply some TLC. A few hours and assorted cremes and polishes and you'd raise the level of the collection from quite nice to WOW.
     


  5. Associate

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    When I looked at the post I was kinda thinking the same thing...

    Most of these shoes get a shine at least every two weeks, and I suspect the harsh lighting really brings out the worst. But then again, Almost all are in my rotation and get serious mileage. A good percentage had a resole already. I kinda like my shoes to acquire "character" for lack of a better word. I prefer a well-shined, somewhat worn shoe with a suit to a brand new one. That said, when I have to attend a board meeting, I do wear my newest black shoe of the moment.
     


  6. Cuff Link

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    You have a great collection but the shoes look mistreated. Any shoe shine shop will do an adequate job and you can do better.

    Remember the first thing people look at is your shoes. Scruffy shoes no matter what kind take away from your appearance. Remember the old saying that you never get a second chance to make a first impression.

    Cuff
     


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    too nice of a collection to neglect shining. These should sparkle. They will have a wonderfull patina.
     


  8. kitonbrioni

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    Great collection! Post pictures after you shined them up.
    thanks
     


  9. Associate

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    Boy. Tough crowd. It's like my army days all over again.
     


  10. montmorency

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    The problem might be that the pictures were taken on bare wooden floors. Try taking pictures of the shoes on an oriental carpet; every time it has been done has proven to be a real crowd pleaser.
     


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