Well, I've been kicking around here and AAAC since Christmastime 2009 when I first started to read up on menswear. I caught the shoe bug early and hard... as this post attests, I think: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/...ent-on-my-shoe-collection-after-3-months!-PIC! As you can see, at that time I had 19 pairs. AlanC commented, that "I predict that your shoe wardrobe will look very different in two years." He was right, as usual! Today, I still have only ten of those first nineteen, and I've made extensive additions. I'm currently at 37 pairs, but I've gotten and let go of about five more in between, for a total of 51 pairs I've had in the rotation at various times. More about that later. In 2012, I was sure I would take Alan up on his prediction and do a photo; however, I never got around to it. On the principle of better late than never, here's what the shoe collection looks like today. First up: brouged shoes! Top to bottom, left to right: Row 1: Crockett & Jones unknown model for Gordon Scott as Greenwich on 317 last Florsheim #8 shell longwing bluchers Alden 97894 cigar shell longwing bluchers Row 2: Alden 2145 #8 shell medallion tip bluchers Alden 974 #8 shell balmoral wingtips Alden 9016 black shell perf captoes Row 3: ET Wright mahogany shell balmoral wingtips Alden 929 burgundy wingtip British-sense balmoral Alden 928 black wingtip British-sense balmoral Row 4: Church's Custom Grade Chetwynd V brown wingtips Church's Custom Grade Chetwynd V black wingtips Next: loafers! Top to bottom, left to right: Row 1: Alden for BB whiskey shell unlined LHS Alden 6765 mahogany shell LHS Alden 67540 ravello shell LHS Row 2: Alden for BB #8 shell unlined LHS "nice ones" w/JR soles Alden 6717 cigar shell LHS Alden for BB black shell unlined LHS Row 3: Alden for BB #8 shell unlined LHS "slipper comfy ones" - sadly these have developed a tear at the back heel Alden 0329 #8 shell plain toe full strap penny loafers - these were made for "OSCC Bespoke" and Alden claims they were only made in calfskin; I have no idea how these got made up in shell - anyone have any ideas? Alden 6845 black shell full strap penny loafers Row 4: Crockett & Jones Benchgrade for Polo RL Darlton light brown shell full strap penny loafers AE Juneau brown suede full strap loafers Finally: "plain toes" sort of: Top to bottom, left to right: Row 1: Alden 13132 cigar shell chukka boot Alden 1339 #8 shell chukka boot Alden for BB Black Fleece black pebble grain chukka boot Row 2: Alden for BB #8 shell plain toe blucher Alden 93911 cigar shell plain toe blucher Allen Edmonds Leeds black shell plain toe blucher Row 3: Alden 9905 whiskey shell plain toe blucher AE Delray chili split tip blucher AE Soho black captoe balmoral Row 4: Cheaney (for Dack's) brown captoe balmoral Allen Edmonds Fairgate burgundy shell captoe blucher Alden 906 burgundy captoe balmoral Row 5: John Lobb Chapel chestnut double monkstraps Alden 1684 whiskey shell monkstrap Alden 1655 black shell monkstrap So, well, yeah, that's it, the shoes, three years later. 25 shell, 12 calfskin. The fourteen pairs I got rid of in the last three years, I did so for a variety of reasons, but the only one I kind of regret letting go is the 405 Indy Boot. That said, three years ago I think it was a lot more obvious what I could expand into - today, it's a bit less so. I'm still hunting for a pair of EG's that aren't some strange model... and probably some kind of boot with eyelets, not speed hooks... maybe the AE Dalton... a light-colored shell version would be nice. But I'm not in a rush, which may be the biggest change from when I started out. I may let go of a few of these at some point - we'll see. Anyone have any more advanced development ideas? I'm really not around a whole lot anymore, but I did want to make sure I got this out there and SF & AAAC have been good to me over the years so I'm interested in what folks have to say. For reasons of personal privacy and modesty (and also, it is a ROYAL PAIN to drag this many shoes out of the closet) this will be the last "photo update" like this. Thanks in advance for any ideas, critiques, slings and arrows, etc, etc, etc.