Shoe porn — some shoes I gave away or sold:
1. Di Castri
I no longer liked the patent leather of the Canali, which aged awfully. For the other 3, I came to find their design off-balance, too pointed for my very classic taste. (The only pair I kept from that period are the Corthay Arca which are indeed pointed, but just so unique I just couldn’t bear to part with them.) I also came to realize that pointedness is not just about the width at the tip, but rather a golden ratio between width at the widest and narrowest points, length, and slope, i.e. a pointy shoe will still look balanced if the other parameters line-up.