Originally Posted by Raist
Are Johnston and Murphy any good? They're all over in the thrift shops here and I've always left them because I figured if they were that plentiful there must not be much of a market. If they are good, how good are they for flipping if not in my size?
I'll give you an honest opinion on J&M. They were my first foray into "better" shoes almost 15 years ago. I liked the made in Italy ones with the rubber soles. The company I worked for work corporate casual...and they worked great with Khakis. Theyhad a higher end line made in Italy I think made by Magnanni if I'm not mistaken and carried a $200 plus price tag.
Since then they began outsourcing their stuff much like Cole-Haan, Bostonian, and Florsheim....they are a shadow of their former self. If they are for your own use and they are in good shape...pick them up and use them until you find something better. If you find a pair on the old Made in US or Italy pairs and they look pristine, they might bring you something or would make good trade bait. Otherwise I'd leave them.
As for the smart ass replies to Raist earlier posts....not sure if it's the weather or lack of good finds, but right now there are a bunch of you who need an attitude readjustment.