I had a thought the other day when trying to decide on my next pair of dress shoes, do men expect compliments from women (and other men) when we dress up, or do you do it for your own sartorial edification? I think it's a given that most of us feel a sense of pride and confidence when we wear a suit, but do you enjoy the attention if someone comes up to you and asks you about your shoes or tie? Does it make you feel weird if a guy comes up to you and says, "I really like your cap toes. Are they shell cordovan?" I'll admit, I don't get many opportunities to dress up. I attend the occasional fundraiser every year, go to random weddings or take my wife out to a fancy restaurant. But, i'm of the opinion that it's better to have a nice suit & shoes and not need it, than to need a nice suit and shoes and not have it. In a weird sort of way I do watch what other men are wearing, be it the cut of their suit, the shine on their shoes or the way their tie is dimpled (or not). Sadly, most of the men I see look like they dress themselves in the dark, so i've yet to be impressed by someone's mode of dress outside of SF and AAAC. what about you?