Thanks for the in-depth reply haha. Just to clarify I do have two other pairs of ok, probably SF approved (i.e. better than Florsheim) shoes to service suits and more MC stuff. But the other shoes I have are really "dressy" and end up looking kind of daft with jeans or chinos (I'm def not the trim fit jean build, and they would require such. With trousers though, they're not bad). So, not looking for the one and only service shoes but your advice was well taken. Impatience def influenced my interest in Florsheim. The quick fix is rarely the right way to go, but I'm so goddamned impatient! haha
With all that blah blah out the way, the Strand does seem like a good investment. Looks like the sale you speak of starts June 15. Let the countdown begin!