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Portnoy's Complaint

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'You have to edit to five pair (RTW) - and only five pair- what stays?'
Andrew's answer:

John Lobb Jermyn II in dark brown
Edward Green Dover in heather gorse
Edward Green Malvern in dark oak
Edward Green Chelsea in black
Edward Green Banbury in mink suede

my five:
Vass London 3-eyelet in dark cognac
Vass Old English in black cordovan
Edward Green Dover in dark oak willow
Vass London 5-eyelet in tobacco suede
Crockett & Jones Onslow in burgundy cordovan

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Neither of you has reason to complain. Nice selections, both.
 

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This could be a great thread if folks contributed their top five with pictures. sadly, i don't own my own top five.
 

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Work

- Black EG Chelsea for Fosters on 88 last.
- Black EG Chelsea for Wildsmith on 88 last.
- Black EG Chelsea for Wildsmith on 88 last.

Non-work

- Brown EG Malvern for Fosters on 88 last.
- Brown EG Malvern for Fosters on 88 last.

I am weeping at the idea of losing the rest.

I can see, if not a Oneshoe (tm), a Twoshoe theme emerging. The Chelsea (3 black, 1 brown) and the Malvern (3 black, 2 brown) are the only shoes I own more than one identical pair of.
 

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Andrew has to snap a shot of that Dover Heather Gorse...curious what that's all about.
 

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I'm not a big timer, and have no experience with EG, Lobb, G&G, etc. And I'm not a fan of loafers or monk straps, so this affects my list. Suits: Carmina black quarter brogue oxford on Simpson last C&J brown Audley oxford Casual: C&J suede Belgrave Alden Cordovan NST cigar shell Alden navy blue suede plain toe blucher It was hard to pick the last slot, it was mostly a tie between the Aldens, my C&J snuff suede chukkas, and my Carmina dark brown suede oxfords. But there's more overlap between the last two and the suede Belgraves. I like all of those better than my NSTs - love suede shoes - but I use the NSTs in inclement weather. recent acquisitions like the C&J black Aintrees are more niche shoes. Funny how SF warps you brain. A couple of years ago having TWO pairs of nice shoes would have seemed more than enough. Now five pair seems like nothing...
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot
Andrew has to snap a shot of that Dover Heather Gorse...curious what that's all about.

I read somewhere the Dover is his fav shoe of all time. Hard to argue with - balance, gravitas, machismo, elegance. In the same interview he mentioned he had worked a casual job in a shop selling EGs ... and I got obsessed just seeing pics!. Heather Gorse is mebe super-rare, I can't find any pics at all.

Originally Posted by tim_horton
I'm not a big timer, and have no experience with EG, Lobb, G&G, etc. And I'm not a fan of loafers or monk straps, so this affects my list.

Suits:
Carmina black quarter brogue oxford on Simpson last
C&J brown Audley oxford

Casual:
C&J suede Belgrave
Alden Cordovan NST cigar shell
Alden navy blue suede plain toe blucher

It was hard to pick the last slot, it was mostly a tie between the Aldens, my C&J snuff suede chukkas, and my Carmina dark brown suede oxfords. But there's more overlap between the last two and the suede Belgraves. I like all of those better than my NSTs - love suede shoes - but I use the NSTs in inclement weather. recent acquisitions like the C&J black Aintrees are more niche shoes.

Funny how SF warps you brain. A couple of years ago having TWO pairs of nice shoes would have seemed more than enough. Now five pair seems like nothing...
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Love the Simpson and def lusted for the Belgraves in suede, but suede + clumsy =
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so no more for me.
Originally Posted by geoffmartin17
Don't know how i missed this thread, but aside from the cordovan black shoe, all four of those are in my top 5. Nice to see the C+J Onslow in the flesh - looks fantastic.
What are the odds on 4/5 ? we agree less is more then? The Onslow in cordo is an underrated classic IMO, one of C&J's best
 

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Originally Posted by Geezer
Work

- Black EG Chelsea for Fosters on 88 last.
- Black EG Chelsea for Wildsmith on 88 last.
- Black EG Chelsea for Wildsmith on 88 last.

Non-work

- Brown EG Malvern for Fosters on 88 last.
- Brown EG Malvern for Fosters on 88 last.

I am weeping at the idea of losing the rest.

I can see, if not a Oneshoe (tm), a Twoshoe theme emerging. The Chelsea (3 black, 1 brown) and the Malvern (3 black, 2 brown) are the only shoes I own more than one identical pair of.


!!! when u on a good thing. same feelngs for Vass F London. Love the Chelsea but in 202
 

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this thread is a great idea, but only good with pics, as someone already said. i couldn't sleep anymore this morning, so i've snapped a pic of my contribution. a.) this is damn hard! if i ever had to do this in real life i think i would snap and start wandering the streets muttering "arca....chapel....oundle...." John Lobb Vale in chestnut museum on 7000 John Lobb Becketts in black on 7000 Edward Green Chelsea in chestnut on 202 John Lobb Luffield in dark brown on 8695 Edward Green Banbury in mink suede on 606
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b.) so i cheated. here is my next five
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- i'd put them in the pantry and go without food and toilet paper instead John Lobb Chapel in black on 7000 Vass Austerity brogue in burgundy on U last Edward Green Oundle in dark oak on 888 John Lobb William II in parisian brown museum on 9105 (?) Edward Green Malvern in dark oak/mink suede on 82
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He can't stand SF. Plus, he completed all shopping three days ago.
 

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