Clinton. Bill Clinton.
President, Ladies Man, International hostage negotiator, and perhaps the first “First Gentleman”.
He famously relied upon strategist James Carville’s phrase - it’s “the economy, stupid” - as his rallying cry when he crushed G.W. in the wake of early 1990s recession.
So simple, so effective, so right.
Gents, in the same vein, it’s your shoes, stupid.
It’s this column’s charge to provide sartorial advice in a way that translates to real world success.
I’m not saying anything new, of course, as in man’s attempt to woo the fairer sex (or the same sex for that matter), nothing is more commonly known than “women [people] judge men on their shoes.”
I’m sure you do too.
Taking this as fact, as an inalienable truth, however, I propose an easy and quite economical way to make weight.
That is, you only need three categories of shoes, in good quality and style, to thrive in the shoe department: