Guys, this is as serious an MGoTopicOffTopic as has ever been brought up.
I am a serious, and I MEAN SERIOUS clothes horse. I love shopping for clothes. Love it. Can't get enough of it. And sometimes, I get to buy some instead of trying them on and runing out of the department store real fast, hoping the security guards are at lunch or something. Hell, I'll kill the bastard before I give up a hot pair of stolen shoes.
And that brings me to this topic: Men's dress shoes. For years, I've been into the Johnston & Murphy line. Holy hell--you put on a pair of leather J&M's and you wouldn't care if your wife ran off to Bermuda with the plumber and left you with nothing BUT the J&M's. I finally bought two pair this year, and I can't go anywhere while wearing them without some hot chick noticing I have a boner. I ain't lyin' when I tell her, "It's not YOU, honey, it's the Johnston & Murphy's. Fuck off and buy me a drink."
I think it's the confidence in me that she notices--and it impresses her. She never buys me the drink, though, but she sure fucks off!
Anyway, I found two new lines today that are about as sexually arousing as my J&M's: Clark, and Echo. Tried them on, walked around, and plunked down a hundy for the Clark's. So far, I'm satisfied. I've had them on for three hours while wearing nothing else, and they look and feel great!
I figure I can come here and ask for any other shoe lines in the same price range (on sale, J&M's and Clark's are about a hundy a pair at a department store in Omaha).
This would be a good thread and a good day to discuss shoes. I know you're out there. We're Michigan Men. We may sit and watch TV with one hand stuffed in our pants, but DAMMIT do we look good while doing it!