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One Shoe Wardrobe: Why Not?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mafoofan, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. randallr

    randallr Senior member

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    Are those your shoes and pink bag?

    Don't know not my closet, you should know that Ed(from all those visits to my place). It looks like something Foof would enjoy.
     


  2. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    It was nice of Grimslade to let you use his office to take the picture.

    It's uncanny.
     


  3. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

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    I think foof should just order a pair every two months, starting now. It's like laddering CDs. That way, they'll wear out in sequence.
     


  4. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    He wants the shoes just to have the boxes.
     


  5. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm. Can Alden make someting out of scotch grain boxcalf? The scotch grain cordovan is nasty.

    Yes. Sort of. They call it Alpine.

    I have a pair of longwings from them. I posted them at one point.
     


  6. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. Sort of. They call it Alpine.

    I have a pair of longwings from them. .

    Just one?
     


  7. edmorel

    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Yes. Sort of. They call it Alpine.

    I have a pair of longwings from them. I posted them at one point.


    I have a the same/similar pair. Nice for what they are, ugly comfortable gunboats. And what's the deal with Alden boxes? Can they be any smaller?
     


  8. Despos

    Despos Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Does size matter?
     


  9. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmm. Can Alden make someting out of scotch grain boxcalf? The scotch grain cordovan is nasty.

    Yes. Sort of. They call it Alpine.

    I have a pair of longwings from them. I posted them at one point.




    Just one?

    Probably, though my memory is a bit fuzzy.
    Here is the post.

    I have a the same/similar pair. Nice for what they are, ugly comfortable gunboats. And what's the deal with Alden boxes? Can they be any smaller?

    They are probably not exactly the same, as mine are on the Modifed last and I don't recall your being one of us gimps. As far the boxes, don't complain - the orthopedic line Modified last shoes get even worse boxes. The Modified last shoes I get that were made for the Japanese market have to be smuggled to me in generic yellow shoeboxes.
     


  10. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    [​IMG]


    - B


    Yeah, Baby! [​IMG]

    Hmm. Can Alden make someting out of scotch grain boxcalf? The scotch grain cordovan is nasty.

    Philistine. [​IMG]
     


  11. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Certainly, but so what. They are reserve shoes. By design, they are not on the same schedule as the rotating seven. Not only are they worn daily for two months at a time, but they are rested for six, seven eight years as opposed to being worn once every seven days. The beauty of the system is that they are supposed to be on a different wear schedule. So they are the same, but different. Do you see?

    If it takes Alden three months to resole the seven pair, Foo's original pair will be trashed from daily wearing. Not that anyone will notice. The image of his cordovan longwings will remain imprinted on the minds of everyone he knows, whether he is wearing them or not.
     


  12. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    How can we keep this thread going for another 40 pages?

    Ideas, please.


    - B
     


  13. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If it takes Alden three months to resole the seven pair, Foo's original pair will be trashed from daily wearing.

    hmmmmm.

    I was concerned about that. I thought about having foo use two pairs for the gap period, so he could give each pair a rest on alternate days. I hesitated, because I wanted him to be able to wear his new shoes now and knew that having uneven wear among his gap period pair would be unacceptable.

    But you are right that he does need two pairs for the gap period. the risks otherwise are too great.

    I am afraid he will have to order eight pairs of shoes and won't be able to start with his current pair. When th eeight arrive, he can put seven into the daily rotation and save the remain two (the eight, plus the pair he has now) for the gap period.
     


  14. RJman

    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    How can we keep this thread going for another 40 pages?

    Ideas, please.


    - B

    It's doing fine on its own.
     


  15. dopey

    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How can we keep this thread going for another 40 pages?

    Ideas, please.


    - B


    Do you know what foo will do with his shoe boxes? I am particularly concerned about the empty one that held the pair he wears. Where does that go? Does it get left out until the pair is returned?
     


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