Originally Posted by codetomorrow
What's your opinion of Johnson & Murphy shoes?
I don't own a pair, but have tried on and/or inspected their line at one of their outlets. Their Aristocraft line is not bad, but it's not terribly cheap either. I think they retail for around $250, and they were selling at the outlet for like $160, if memory serves. For that kind of money, they're not nearly as nice as AE's. However, if you don't want to spend over $80 and are just looking at one of their plainer shoes (like a black captoe), I'm sure they'd be serviceable shoes that you'd get a lot of wear out of. Cole Haans are fairly comparable, and I've had a pair of those for about a year. Like the run-of-the mill J&M's, they're glued and have corrected grain leather, but they look fine and have not fallen apart.