Can you really have too much of a good thing? Probably not, though when considering your next footwear purchase should you approach the decision with some rigour? Or buy on a whim?
Truth be told I’m more of an impulse buyer susceptible to the lure of the shoe store. When you add a talented and knowledgeable member of staff keenly passionate about their wares, then I’m an easy sell.
With all this in mind what am I to do when the good lady states that I should treat myself to some new footwear for a wedding we’ve been invited too later this year? Now, I’m not naive, I do know this proposition from the Duchess will subsequently cost me new outfits for the ladies in my life but who cares, I’ve been given the green light yet I’m lost!
Well, perhaps I should do this with some strategy, apply a method to spot a hole in my collection. Maybe I should take an inventory, heaven knows I’ve been asked many times. That may take too long…
What am I to do when the good lady states that I should treat myself to some new footwear?
Firstly, how am I for Oxfords? I have black, brown and burgundy etc covering Toe-Caps, Punched Toe-caps, Brogues, Whole-cuts and Adelaides (often referred to in the factory as a 'Gary' Oxford).
Derbys, ‘I have few but then again not too few to mention’, in all colours. I am quite a fan of the split-toe Derby, food for thought.
Now, what about Monkstraps? Both single and double straps are here in black as well as different shades of brown. A well made Monkstrap is a sight to behold.
Once upon a time I wasn’t a Loafer man, that’s changed! I now have several pairs, lined and unlined. Brown(s), burgundy and black so I’m definitely all in there. Versatile, dressed up or down they offer so much, tassels provide that little extra too.
Truth be told I have it sorted, I don’t need anything really. Though I shouldn’t miss an opportunity so I’ve narrowed it down, a made to order Lonsdale in Polo Brown Suede? Harvard in Dark Brown Cordovan? Or would they make for me a Vincent in Black Cordovan…
I’ve decided, you can never have too much of a good thing.