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The beginnings of a shoe collection

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rapide66, Feb 6, 2016.

  1. rapide66

    rapide66 Member

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    Hi guys,

    Keeping in mind I'm still in my last year of undergrad and soon to join the workforce in front office finance as a full-time, what are your thoughts on my current collection and what I can add over the next few years. Also note that I-banking can be very conservative. As such, would you guys think a shoe with slight patina or antiquated leather (like Edward Green's cloud calf) would be too showy for a 1st year Analyst?

    Top right -> Clockwise
    Edward Green 888 Gladstone
    Crockett & Jones 348 Edgware
    Crockett & Jones 348 Hallam
    Carmina Alcudia Adelaide

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  2. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Those are very nice shoes for a first year on the job, not to mention for an undergrad student. You'll be fine - but I think you should expect to wear black shoes almost every day, so plan your next pair accordingly.
     
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  3. rapide66

    rapide66 Member

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    Yeah that's a good point, but even if I go grab another black one sometime later, would you recommend a derby or single monk just for the sake of diversity?
     
  4. starro

    starro Senior member

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    Maybe a black plain toe for dressy evening functions?
     
  5. Shawl Lapel

    Shawl Lapel Senior member

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    Um, looks like a pretty good shoe collection for a grad student to me. You could probably get away with something in a brown museum though if you wanted to add some diversity.
     
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    apack Senior member

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    jonathanS Senior member

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    Very impressive for an undergraduate student, you will add more over time. No need to purchase any more shoes unless it is a great price. The only thing I would recommend more is a shoe tree for that C&J without a shoe tree.
     
  8. pravda

    pravda Senior member

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    I agree. Kudos to you on the shoe collection. I can tell, you got the bug.
     
  9. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    Those are all very dressy/formal shoes. I'd say you need something a touch more casual, and it'd be good if it were a boot (for rainy days etc.): Dark-or-mid brown calf wingtip, dark-or-mid brown calf semi-brogue, or dark brown suede plain toe or stitch cap.

    P.S. All four of your pairs are nice.
     
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  10. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    1st year analyst? Stop pimping shoes.

    Get more black shoes. Consider traveling shoes as well.

    Stay put before you show up at working in full menswear mode.
     

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