My first pair of "nice" shoes post graduation were some black McAllisters and I've never looked back. In fact, my perf-to-nonperf ration is way too high. Even to the point my wife thinks there are duplications.
Q: "Aren't those two pair of brown shoes exactly the same?"
A; "No, dear. That pair is a dark brown calfskin LWB. The other is a cognac shell LWB. They couldn't be more different."
My wife gives me that same type of answer all the time.