An old boss of mine preaches about men having their dress shoes well shined. It shows attention to detail that he likes on an employee.
I can see his point. Actually way
back when we worked together, they let a shoeshine man walk through the office selling shines.
Yesterday, before I met up with some blog peeps, I went to Macy’s in NYC. I needed to get a white dress shirt.
When I practiced making the Eldredge Tie knot a few weeks ago, I noticed that the two white shirts that I had didn’t fit in the neck. They were 16 & 1/2 and 17 inch necks and damn they were tight when I buttoned the top button.
My dimensions are uncommon. A 17 & 1/2 neck but a 32/33 sleeve. Like dressing a T Rex instead of a G Rex. So it took a while but got it and wow 17 & 1/2 is MUCH more comfortable.
And while I was there, I bought a shoe shine kit. I believe it was my first time shining my own shoes with shoe polish. GRex is all grownz up.
I was told by one of the lovely blog ladies that I saw yesterday, a fashion pro, that my Johnston & Murphy shoes are nice but Cole Haan shoes make that right impression. I do like those too, I’ve never been crazy about spending $300 on shoes, though I have been thinking about it. Maybe after I get a job. I do like my J & M’s. Very very comfortable.