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.