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Old 21 March 2016, 08:41 AM   #1
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How many of you are into shoes... (Dress Shoes)?

So long before my watch addiction, I was into shoes. I have quite a collection and are wondering how many other forum members are into shoes?

Most of my shoes I have stripped, recolored and added a patina to. A few pairs were beautiful enough from the factory that I kept them stock.

I also decided a year or so ago that I needed a shoe specific closet inside my front door. It's deep enough for a large shoe and holds 18+ pairs.

So here are some pics to get this thread started...

Louis Vuitton Derby


Santoni


Magnani before color


Magnani after coloring/patina


Allen Edmonds with a proper shine


J Fitzpatrick the day they arrived from England


A different pair of Magnani after coloring and patina (first pair I ever did)


Scarpe di Bianco


A third pair of Magnani recolored/patina




Bontoni




Riccardo Bestetti (one of the most amazing shoes ever made) Also my Holy Grail of shoes!


The shoe closet I built...


Yes, that is an Oakley display case behind me... Sunglasses are an addiction too. Collecting for 25+ years...


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Old 21 March 2016, 08:51 AM   #2
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Great looking shoes both new and worn.

Dan will be along soon to share his shoe passion
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Old 21 March 2016, 08:54 AM   #3
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Nice collection
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Old 21 March 2016, 08:54 AM   #4
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Custom made boots for me.
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Old 21 March 2016, 08:55 AM   #5
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+1 for Magnanni. I own several pairs.....
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Old 21 March 2016, 09:13 AM   #6
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Great looking shoes both new and worn.

Dan will be along soon to share his shoe passion
Who me? LOL

Let's start it off with some G&G Kudu shall we.


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Old 21 March 2016, 09:19 AM   #7
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Actually English shoemakers tend to be more where I am at and Edward Green tends to be my favorite brand although I find myself purchasing Gaziano and Girling Shoes lately. Here's one from Edward Green. The Falkirk is one I really like.

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Old 21 March 2016, 09:21 AM   #8
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There really is nothing like the leather John Lobb uses and monks just happen to be something do real well.


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Old 21 March 2016, 09:24 AM   #9
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Nobody does the split toe better than Edward Green in my opinion and the Dover and its handsewn apron is just one of their Icons.

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Two of my favorite things. Burgundy and the short wing. It's a faux short wing but a short wing for sure.

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It maybe a staple but a staple no man should be without. The Black capote Oxford.
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And boy do I like calf and suede.

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There really is nothing like the leather John Lobb uses and monks just happen to be something do real well.


You my friend, have FANTASTIC choice in shoes. G&G St. James in Cherry were my Grail, until I started chatting with Freccia Bestetti.

I was looking at this exact same pair of DMS John Lobb shoes yesterday. My wife decided I needed a messenger bag more, since I carry around a very functional and ugly pelican case.

So, I'm sure you have heard of and read The Shoe Snob?

I'm so happy there is another guy that cares for shoes like I do.
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I know you said shoes, but are you really not going to include boots.

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And boy do I like calf and suede.

Holy shit, those are beautiful!!!
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You my friend, have FANTASTIC choice in shoes. G&G St. James in Cherry were my Grail, until I started chatting with Freccia Bestetti.

I was looking at this exact same pair of DMS John Lobb shoes yesterday. My wife decided I needed a messenger bag more, since I carry around a very functional and ugly pelican case.

So, I'm sure you have heard of and read The Shoe Snob?

I'm so happy there is another guy that cares for shoes like I do.
Thank you and you also have some very nice ones as well. I have seen some shoes from Bestetti that I wouldn't mind owning and I have read the Shoe Snob blog from time to time.
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Dan, I'm now waiting for you to break out a pair of St. Crispins, gray with red piping...

Your shoe collection trumps mine. Congrats. You have some amazing footwear.

I still have you beat on the shoe storage though... :)
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Holy shit, those are beautiful!!!

Thank you sir. Pretty easy to get it right when choosing shoes from Edward Green, John Lobb, Gaziano and Girling, and St Crispins.
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Dan, I'm now waiting for you to break out a pair of St. Crispins, gray with red piping...

Your shoe collection trumps mine. Congrats. You have some amazing footwear.

I still have you beat on the shoe storage though... :)
No competition here, just an appreciation for fine footwear.
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More into casual shoes myself, as I don't "dress up" very often... I'm a big fan of "Drivers" though.
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No competition here, just an appreciation for fine footwear.
Didn't mean it like a competition. I was just paying a compliment to your fantastic collection.

I adore the Norwegian welt on the St. Crispins. Those are beautiful!
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Didn't mean it like a competition. I was just paying a compliment to your fantastic collection.

I adore the Norwegian welt on the St. Crispins. Those are beautiful!
Thank you sir, and that is definitely one of the things that was very attractive to me.
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More into casual shoes myself, as I don't "dress up" very often... I'm a big fan of "Drivers" though.
Just give it time. It's like having a sweet watch. The first time you start getting compliments, you'll get hooked.
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Not dress, but it is my favorite model of boots and it is in Zug.
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Did I happen to mention I like boots?
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Did I happen to mention that there's something about spectators that I like as well?
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How did the liking of boots come about? I really, really want to like them, but I just can't. I don't know why. I'm so hung up on oxfords and monk straps...
I like the boot itself, and think they look great on others, but on me, I just can't do it.

What made you like boots so much?
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I'm guessing that these are all virginity photos. All of these beauties have been worn, and have some character by now, right?
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