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My shoe rotation and handmade bespoke Burmese teak wood shoe cabinet

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpringCleaning, May 27, 2009.

  1. SpringCleaning

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    While waiting for aportnoy to post photos of his display equipment, as differentiated from his high density storage equipment, might I invite those of you who have special furniture beyond piles of shoeboxes to please share as well?

    To answer some of the questions, I would like to think that I live a colorful existence. I am a corporate lawyer of Asian descent who is partial to fine Italian tailoring, although you should not mistake me for someone of Asian descent who manages to include well-endowed women in low-cut clothing in what are supposed to be shoe porn photos.

    The brown museum Chapels are one of my favorite monks, along with the alligator monks, and are in the darker brown museum. The dark ones such as brown and chestnut are best for me as the mottling contrasts very well. The green suede counterpart is obviously worn with very different ensembles.

    I walk as I always have on London pavement and have never cared for such contraptions as topies and taps. Shoes are made to be worn and these affect the feel of a soft, light leather sole as you walk, whether on pavement or on a carpeted floor. If you own less than five pairs or regularly walk long distances each day, then you should purchase rubber soled shoes. There are models that do not look awkward; the chestnut museum Hallaton two-eyelet bluchers in my photo are actually rubber soled. I might consider topies only if I moved to a city where it rained so often that leather soles become a nuisance in one's commute, and consider that London is my benchmark.

    I have never had problems with leather drying out but I suppose I have taken care to store my shoes in spaces with sufficient ventilation. The Hallatons I mentioned have been caught in heavy rain with me and have been abused with multiple dunkings in deep puddles. The photos show a beautiful shoe with leather as supple as ever. To repeat, shoes are meant to be worn (unless your last name is Portnoy, in which case we may make allowances).

    Tigers are endangered in Burma.

    Is it possible to ensure several pairs of old shoes? Does anyone do this and how much does this cost?

    Finally, I suppose my briefcase, umbrella and shoehorn are hurt that the shoe trees are the only accessories that have deserved mention.
     


  2. gdl203

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    While waiting for aportnoy to post photos of his display equipment, as differentiated from his high density storage equipment, might I invite those of you who have special furniture beyond piles of shoeboxes to please share as well?
    I posted this before but here you go - the envy of vox - my pull-out shoe shelves

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     


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    ^^^^^^^^ Nice Vass collection. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    impressive collection

    may i ask why they are placed one in front of the other instead of side by side? (im assuming just personal preference for the appearance)
     


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    ^^^^^^^^ Nice Vass collection. [​IMG] [​IMG]

    That's a few months old - there's been a nice addition since - U cap oxford on U last, Italian polish bordeaux
     


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    may i ask why they are placed one in front of the other instead of side by side? (im assuming just personal preference for the appearance)
    So I can see all of the shoes at once without actually pulling the shelves - vs. just half of the pairs
     


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    That's a few months old - there's been a nice addition since - U cap oxford on U last, Italian polish bordeaux

    Pics?
     


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    Spring Cleaning,

    May I suggest you use edge dressing?

    As impressive as your display case and its contents are, the whole effect is ruined when I see the scuffed edges of the soles.

    Kinda like admiring someone's Ferrari and seeing pigeon shit on the hood.
     


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    So I can see all of the shoes at once without actually pulling the shelves - vs. just half of the pairs

    makes perfect sense!
     


  10. mr monty

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    While waiting for aportnoy to post photos of his display equipment, as differentiated from his high density storage equipment, might I invite those of you who have special furniture beyond piles of shoeboxes to please share as well?

    To answer some of the questions, I would like to think that I live a colorful existence. I am a corporate lawyer of Asian descent who is partial to fine Italian tailoring, although you should not mistake me for someone of Asian descent who manages to include well-endowed women in low-cut clothing in what are supposed to be shoe porn photos.

    The brown museum Chapels are one of my favorite monks, along with the alligator monks, and are in the darker brown museum. The dark ones such as brown and chestnut are best for me as the mottling contrasts very well. The green suede counterpart is obviously worn with very different ensembles.

    I walk as I always have on London pavement and have never cared for such contraptions as topies and taps. Shoes are made to be worn and these affect the feel of a soft, light leather sole as you walk, whether on pavement or on a carpeted floor. If you own less than five pairs or regularly walk long distances each day, then you should purchase rubber soled shoes. There are models that do not look awkward; the chestnut museum Hallaton two-eyelet bluchers in my photo are actually rubber soled. I might consider topies only if I moved to a city where it rained so often that leather soles become a nuisance in one's commute, and consider that London is my benchmark.

    I have never had problems with leather drying out but I suppose I have taken care to store my shoes in spaces with sufficient ventilation. The Hallatons I mentioned have been caught in heavy rain with me and have been abused with multiple dunkings in deep puddles. The photos show a beautiful shoe with leather as supple as ever. To repeat, shoes are meant to be worn (unless your last name is Portnoy, in which case we may make allowances).

    Tigers are endangered in Burma.

    Is it possible to ensure several pairs of old shoes? Does anyone do this and how much does this cost?

    Finally, I suppose my briefcase, umbrella and shoehorn are hurt that the shoe trees are the only accessories that have deserved mention.


    The rumor is you are posting shoe porn (some of the 46+ pairs) that belongs to Englishtea? [​IMG]

    Jokes aside, you have a very nice collection.
     


  11. Wes Bourne

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    I am a corporate lawyer of Asian descent who is partial to fine Italian tailoring, although you should not mistake me for someone of Asian descent who manages to include well-endowed women in low-cut clothing in what are supposed to be shoe porn photos.

    You mean the guy who used to wear Barneys house brand shoes, upgraded to C&J Handgrade and has now moved on to mystery HKG shoes? Phat chance you'd be mistaken for him! [​IMG] I think he actually posted a pic of his wardrobe storage system, which was pretty nice and neat in a store display kind of way. It definitely was not a shoe armoire...
     


  12. gdl203

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    Pics?
    Haven't taken any. But trust me they are nice ! [​IMG]
     


  13. voxsartoria

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    Haven't taken any. But trust me they are nice ! [​IMG]

    They're like this, but in shiny calf and on the U.

    [​IMG]

    - B
     


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    They're like this, but in shiny calf and on the U.
    Which makes all the difference in the world.

    Also, they're made in an adult size
     


  15. voxsartoria

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    Which makes all the difference in the world.

    Also, they're made in an adult size


    Someone has to preserve the tradition of Apparel Arts feet.

    - B
     


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