Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by laughtr, Oct 9, 2012.
Snap IS! I have 5 pairs (2 business and 3 casual). ** I keep mine in the original boxes using cedar wood or lime shoe trees in their original boxes, at the bottom of my Ikea double-wardrobe. Probably would like to buy another 5 pairs at some stage (over the years and not all at once) because I have too much black. I'll also either sell, but probably donate my Loake 1880 Aldwych's because I find the leather too hard, and the last is not elegant enough.
Except for maybe a pair of tan casual shoes (coming round to derbies, but still prefer oxfords and single monks), I'm good for now. I still have my eyes on the Carmina whole-cuts on the Simpson last. Let's wait and see what Meermin produce in tan or burgundy in the Linea Maestro range.
** I actually have 7 - but the less said about the 2 pairs before I discovered SF, the better. Time to put those in my charity wardrobe.
Some of you may not agree with my practices, however, every morning i venture down into my dungeon whilst sipping my cup of good morning america. its a long walk, so i like to get listen to the latest podcasts or news progammes on my ipod. finally i reach a security perimeter in which i greet my friendly (but socially awkward) guard, ironically named bernard. at exactly 8:59am.. I should add, sometimes I like to go a little early just to see how bernard is doing, and to maybe give him a pat on the back for all the great work he does. anyway, we both insert keycards into a security slot and get my retinas scanned to ensure it is I, and only I, that will enter into my shoe laboratory.
Once inside, I browse around my shoe room which is made of carbon fiber glass protection seal, or in other words, a modern day faraday cage. the room temp is set to a wonderful 78degrees to ensure that the shoes maintain their shape and seal intact. everything is enclosed in security coded glass containers / displays. at this point once i have narrowed down my selection (of which i normally have to go through an exhausting 3,724 shoes), I like to call in my team of handlers to delicately allocate my selections onto my feet so that I may proceed into the fit pic stage.
After taking a number of snapshots (I never like to take more than 6, as my moods usually don't swing further than that), I invite a few photographer friends over for a session of fit pics which I then swiftly send over to styleforum.net for further validation.
While waiting for the team at styleforum.net to choose the worthy pair of shoes to be worn for the day, I usually like to leave the chambers and take a lovely walk around the grounds, usually enjoying a delicious drink called ' americano ' , which is usually a delicate mixture of water and espresso. i like these to be iced.
Finally, we decide on the shoes to be worn and the unworthy choices are usually sent to be burned into the fire. Now, here is where it gets interesting...
I like to venture out wearing the chosen ones and determine their success dependant on interactions with ladies, or even friendly faces and happenings.
A good day, and the shoes are promptly delivered back to my castle to be cleansed and de-germed, put back into their display cases and given a brand new treatment so that if I were to pick them again, they will be brought back to their original state.
A bad day, and they are immediately banished from my castle and silenced, before being brutally burned by a pit of fire, turned into ash, and never to be spoken of again.
Just my preference.
see! so many awesome solutions
do they have those in low class cities like bmore?
i hope to get another 2, as the fall progresses.
ill try and get pics of my decidedly non baller situation.
13 pairs. 5 pairs of dress on the floor/shoerack of coat closet. casual/beater in garage.
welcome to the good life.
Okay this totally made me laugh and i enjoyed it!
The real question...is where the eff did you install this?
I can see a shorter version with more levels working as a really efficient and not bulky looking solution...1 or 2 shelves wide but more like 5-6 tall. This could potentially fit in a lot of closet/bedroom spaces.
Do you have the longest closet in the world? Is your hallway also the shoe-emporium?
that belongs to vox. i imagine his closet is larger than my house.
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