Yeah I did suspect that guys here are more interested in slightly more dressy shoes/styles, but like I'm more familiar with these forums generally speaking. Thanks for your advice, I'll look into those, and post if I end up getting something.
I was just going with DMs before because they have a standard of quality that I am familiar with and can trust. I've only recently been upgrading my wardrobe, so I'm wary of going into unknown territory, that's why I went with them as my safe choices. Obviously I'd be happy to look at better alternatives, so thanks for your suggestions.
Something like these?
Honestly, I am fairly clueless about shoes, or how to judge their quality (that, and ties, but I'm going to work on my shoes first I think). I wonder if there are any quick resources to getting into higher tier shoes? I HAVE looked at a bunch of shoe threads, and I think I can appreciate a good shoe, and I've picked up some sense of what's good and what's not, etc, but some more precise style/matching/etiquette guides/articles would be great if you can point me to a direction.