The Contents of My Shoe Cabinet, A Substantially Underwhelming Guide:
Someone recently asked me to break down the collection of shoes that I wear. I thought that was a pretty good idea, giving you a glimpse of what I own and how I’ve made purchases. I guess I’ll give you the shoes (excluding those used for athletics), how much I bought them for, when I bought them, and maybe some general stuff about them. I don’t know; we’ll see how it goes.
Air Jefferson Cap Toe Oxford by Cole Haan:
These were the first shoes on which I spent a decent amount of money. I bought them for about $200 in the beginning of my freshman year of college. Over the two and a half years that I’ve had them, I’ve worn them less and less each year, but I still find myself wearing these every once and a while. They used to be a workhorse shoe in my wardrobe, but they have a rubber sole, so their appeal has diminished to me. Definitely the most comfortable leather shoes I have ever worn though.
Antelope Suede Brogue by Herring Shoes -
I got these for $150 dollars at the end of last summer, so I’ve been wearing them for about five months. I can definitely say that these are my favorite shoes that I own, goodyear welted, great color and last, and comfortable as hell. They are also made by Loake. I always recommend Herring for guys looking for a quality shoe at a responsible price.
Two-Tone Suede Lo Pro Eras by Vans:
I’m going to just come out and say it: Vans are the ultimate sneaker. I don’t care; take your Tretorns or your NBs or your Jack Purcells or your limited edition CDG shits. Vans are, and always will be, my favorite sneaker in existence. I’ve been wearing Vans since third grade. They are still as cool as they were then. At the beginning of this school year, I snagged these Eras for fifty dollars, the steady selling point for Vans since forever. The best thing about vans, besides the iconic simplicity, is that you can skate in them. If you see me wearing another pair of casual sneakers, please, slap me.