Storing you shoes: Bags or no bags?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hopkins_student, Dec 1, 2006.

  1. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

    Messages:
    2,408
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2003
    Location:
    NYC/Brooklyn
    Unworn (yes, I know) and seasonal shoes are stored in bags with trees until the appropriate season. My regular rotation is shoved into every nook, cranny, and storage area of my studio apartment (armoir-6 pairs, underneath the futon-7 pairs, hanging shoe organizer- 5 pairs).
     
  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

    Messages:
    7,805
    Likes Received:
    66
    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2003
    Location:
    Heart of America
    Unworn (yes, I know) and seasonal shoes are stored in bags with trees until the appropriate season.

    Do you put shoe trees even in unworn pairs?
     
  3. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

    Messages:
    6,424
    Likes Received:
    443
    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Location:
    Hong Kong
    Do you put shoe trees even in unworn pairs?

    Of course [​IMG]

    though mostly only the cheap plastic ones, I'm working my way towards replacing them with wooden ones but it's difficult to get to that particular shop that sells them cheap.
     
  4. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    172
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle upon Rust
    Do you put shoe trees even in unworn pairs?

    I do. I only have 7 pairs of quality shoes and the only shoes I haven't worn are some black Lattanzi shoes. I have kept trees in them, I plan to wear them to some of my fathers' performances at Benaroya Hall this month. I had an aversion to black shoes long before joining this forum and am still apprehensive but the performances are formal and I don't want to shame the family name.
     
  5. Tomasso

    Tomasso Senior member

    Messages:
    4,078
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    U.S.A.
    I plan to wear them to some of my fathers' performances at Benaroya Hall this month. I had an aversion to black shoes long before joining this forum and am still apprehensive but the performances are formal and I don't want to shame the family name.
    [​IMG]
     
  6. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

    Messages:
    2,408
    Likes Received:
    41
    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2003
    Location:
    NYC/Brooklyn
    Do you put shoe trees even in unworn pairs?

    No. I found that newsprint paper (not the newspaper, just stock brown paper), does wonders for maintaining a creaseless leather plane.
     
  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

    Messages:
    9,464
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2004
    trees + bags. My more expensive shoes, such as John Lobbs and Edward Greens, I store in their original boxes. Everything else I have on racks.

    My hope is that someday I can build some sort of racks that will protect them all from dust plus let me keep them out of their bags and boxes so that I can look at them whenever I want.
     
  8. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

    Messages:
    8,106
    Likes Received:
    80
    Joined:
    Jul 19, 2006
    Location:
    the Zoo
    Unworn (yes, I know) and seasonal shoes are stored in bags with trees until the appropriate season. My regular rotation is shoved into every nook, cranny, and storage area of my studio apartment (armoir-6 pairs, underneath the futon-7 pairs, hanging shoe organizer- 5 pairs).


    LOL, looks like you sure got your priorities straight!
    More shoes, more shoes, I'd give up square footage for shoes.
     
  9. grimslade

    grimslade Senior member

    Messages:
    10,875
    Likes Received:
    36
    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2006
    Location:
    Back in Black
    I'd like to see what norcaltransplant's apartment would look like filled with aportnoy's shoes...
     
  10. jmonroestyle

    jmonroestyle Senior member

    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2006
    I keep all my lace-up ankle boots and western boots out on shelves all around my bedroom.

    At one point someone poked their head in, saw all my boots and remarked, "It looks like you are living in your closet."

    I can't think of anything more interesting to decorate one's walls with than one's footwear collection. Can you?
     
  11. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    4,534
    Likes Received:
    73
    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2006
    Location:
    Was Sinndom, Now is Rolexdom
    Of course [​IMG]

    though mostly only the cheap plastic ones, I'm working my way towards replacing them with wooden ones but it's difficult to get to that particular shop that sells them cheap.


    dude you must have some serious amount of shoes![​IMG]

    so i have heard! hehe[​IMG] i need to get some more too also customized to, but norm i just put the on the rack with shoe tree's in
     
  12. hossoso

    hossoso Coward and P*ssy

    Messages:
    7,804
    Likes Received:
    172
    Joined:
    Jun 27, 2006
    Location:
    Seattle upon Rust
    [​IMG]

    @ Tomasso: Uh-oh, did I say something stupid or pretentious? Let me know quickly so I can delete it and no one else can quote it. I'll do my best to curtail the eye-roll worthy comments from here on though my best is typically quite poor as I normally check this forum after the bar and before bed.
     
  13. Pink22m

    Pink22m Senior member

    Messages:
    772
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, CA
    From what I understand, aportnoy would need a mansion to fit all of his shoes.[​IMG]
     
  14. pkincy

    pkincy Senior member

    Messages:
    854
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2006
    Location:
    San Diego Ca
    I keep my on shelves. The bags in a pile next to my 3 piles of garment bags from various retailers.

    Perry
     
  15. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

    Messages:
    5,496
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2004
    I use the bags to line Container Store shoeboxes.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by