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EUtroll

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I’m quite the opposite. If a pair picks up a few scuffs and I know they’ll never return to box fresh I stop worrying about them so much, but I have a couple of pristine pairs that I live in fear of damaging, so much so that if I haven’t worn them for a couple of weeks I’ll give them a loving brush down just to remove any dust that may have settled. In fact I have a pair of Cifonelli slipper style loafers that I’ve never once worn out of the house, because I can’t bear the thought of losing that new suede beauty :p
My principle, limiting the expenditure on normal clothing/shoes, is if it'd be too costly to allow me to carelessly enjoy the purchase. If so, too pricey and better go for a cheaper option.
 

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It's a bit of a long story and probably not something I can share publicly. But some very nice people have encouraged me to put some of the posts into a book format. To be honest, I feel a bit shy and strange about putting blog posts into a book format. But if I did something, some of those old posts might show up there in a more fleshed-out form.



Unfortunately, I don't have any experience with those shoes.

I would love to support your writing by buying a book and several of the pieces are so good that they deserve a hard cover.
 

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would 1000% req the orslow 107s in white...canoe club has em in stock

edit: i have a pretty casual wardrobe to be honest {i wear a lot of uniqlo U tees with styleforum approved jackets (kuon, orslow, etc) + jeans/chinos} and have been debating buying a pair of loafers. i know suede would be more casual but as a relatively lazy guy...can i consider just leather? namely, i have been debating the armoury's duane loafer in espresso calf but...since it's the armoury i worry that maybe the shape of the loafer might not be right for my ultra casual fits (from the armoury's POV)

I have these loafers and like them a lot. They seem too formal for what you describe however. They are closer to the EG Piccadilly than the Alden LHS or JM Weston. A great, less expensive alternative to the Piccadilly though.
Those Paraboots posted above look closer to what I imagine you are looking for.
 

Keith Taylor

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My principle, limiting the expenditure on normal clothing/shoes, is if it'd be too costly to allow me to carelessly enjoy the purchase. If so, too pricey and better go for a cheaper option.
A very sensible principle that will save you money and leave you with a more usable wardrobe. I shop a little differently as my shoes are all vintage from eBay, and I buy them with the assumption that they’ll arrive with imperfections (which is fine as I live in a pretty rough and tumble part of the world where nothing stays pristine long). On the odd occasion a pair of shoes arrives in box fresh condition it’s that much harder to send them out into the cruel world.

I should probably ask my sellers to apply a light salt stain before shipping so I’m not tempted to baby them for too long :)
 
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It's got me looking at cowboy boots!
When I was growing up I wanted to be a cowboy so bad. I grew up riding horses and learned how to milk a cow, rope a steer, all that shit. I'm definitely feeling like I need some cowboy boots back in my life. Interesting that DWW mentioned Tecovas as that was the brand I was leaning toward instead of Luchesse or Justin (usual go to).

Other things I am looking forward to wearing as the weather warms up are in no particular order: linen shirts, camp collar shirts, huaraches, white jeans, more western/americana themed items in general (bandanas anyone?)
 
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I think the combination of the well written and focused editorial, practical style tips, great amalgamation of photos and seasonal nature actually make DWW a very unique website today and I would for sure buy the book.

The deep dives are great on one-off topics (loved the recent western wear read) and the posts on classic styling are just as classic.

I check DWW often in hopes of being distracted from work on a regular basis by a new post and often refer back to old reads when I am hunting for a summer sport coat or Calvary Twill pants.
 

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