My Favorite Footwear Week

If you follow my Instagram feed you’ll know I take a lot of photos of my shoes. I constantly use the hash tag #shoestories. This is because I like to tell stories. And I like my shoes. And this week I wore my five favorite pairs and photographed them in the various photo styles I’ve used since starting #shoestories. So, if you missed it here’s the wrap. And be sure to click the Instagram link to follow.

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Monday

Kicking off my Favorite Footwear Week #FFW with this vintage pair of Alden medallion tip balmorals in caramel. I call them vintage because they were purchased by my father sometime in the 80’s or 90’s, and gifted to me three years ago after the birth of my daughter. I consider these a favorite because of the timeless style, and also because of where they came from. Thanks again, dad!
#wiwt #menswear #dumbo #alden#aldenarmy #shoestories #jcrew #gant#fall #autumn #brooklyn

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Tuesday

Continuing my Favorite Footwear Week #FFW with these suede wingtips from #JCrew. These shoes are probably close to ten years old; maybe a little less. I don’t remember. They pre-date anything Ludlow, I can tell you that much. These make the list because of their comfort and versatility, and frankly because there are one of my only semi-dress shoes with a rubber sole. I wouldn’t want to wear these in pouring rain, but on a morning like today where the ground is wet from an overnight storm, they come in handy.
#wiwt #menswear #dumbo #alden#aldenarmy #shoestories #jcrew #gant#fall #autumn #brooklyn

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Wednesday

Day three of my Favorite Footwear Week #FFW. Today I bust out my vintage Eggers & Silk short wings. These were another hand-me-down from dad. Not sure where these were purchased or when. Not sure where they were made either, but printed on the insole are the words, “Downtown NY, It’s Eggers & Silk.” Wearing these today with Brooks Brothers socks and wool Bonobos pants. Not seen are my J.Crew blazer, and a Thomas Mason (pre-Ludlow) shirt. Networking event tonight. Gotta look the part!
#wiwt #menswear #dumbo #eggersandsilk#jcrew #bonobos #shoestories#brooksbrothers #thomasmason #fall#autumn #brooklyn

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Read the text

Rain expected today. Lots of rain. Brought an umbrella. Wore a windbreaker that sort of keeps me dry. I could have worn the L.L.Bean duck boots, but I opted instead for my J.Crew MacAlister boots in sand suede. Suede again, you ask? Yeah. These puppies perform surprisingly well in the rain. Wore them in Paris…in the rain. Wore them in Dublin…in the rain. Why not New York City?
#wiwt #menswear #dumbo #eggersandsilk#jcrew #bonobos #shoestories#brooksbrothers #thomasmason #fall#autumn #brooklyn

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Friday

Another rainy day. But today, instead of wearing sneakers or boots I decided to wear my favorite pair of Alden penny loafers. These are old and beat to hell. I plan on sending them in for recrafting soon. Figured I’d get in one more rainy Friday with them. I like a good penny loafer. In fact, I may purchase a pair of knock around Bass Weejuns just to have for casual and rainy days. Have a great weekend!
#wiwt #menswear #dumbo #jcrew #alden#aldenarmy #shedrain #shoestories #rain#fall #autumn #brooklyn

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