For all the jokes about women and their shoe obsessions there are just was many men who understand the importance of a well-designed, well-made shoe to ensure that their chosen outfit for the day is complete. Gentlemen who watch their appearance know that a terrible pair of shoes can ruin even the most stylish of outfits. When seeking great shoes stores Portland has a few to offer, if you know where to look.
Contrary to what some men may believe people really do notice a guy’s shoes. If they are scuffed, worn or just downright ugly and unsuitable it sends a bad a message as if they had been wearing flip flops or sneakers with their dress pants (which a few seriously style challenged guys still think is OK to do)
One of the more stylish shoe options that can really set a man apart are exotic shoes. Exotic shoes are made from animal hides such as crocodile, lizard and even ostrich. The best of these kinds of shoes are made to order, so that each pair fits their owner like the proverbial glove. New York and LA have stores offering this fashionable footwear but one might not think that when it comes to such shoe stores Portland might have none to offer, but there is one, Estes Men’s Clothing in the ever fashionable Pearl District.
For those seeking a more conservative but equally stylish look the Allen Edmonds line of fine shoes has been chosen by no less than eight American Presidents and countless successful media personalities and businessmen. The only full line offering available to those living in the Portland area is carried at Estes Men’s Clothing where they are expertly fitted by a highly trained and knowledgeable staff.
If the idea of shopping at one of those “discount designer warehouses” appeals to you then when discussing shoe stores Portland has plenty of that type to offer as well. The problem is that the shoes that looked like such a great buy on the shelf tend to wear badly and last for just a few months, as the workmanship that went into their construction was not quite up to the high standards one might have expected.
Shoes are a necessity, not just a fashion item and taking the time to shop for a pair that is of the best quality is really the only sensible course of action for the well turned out man.