shoes.com Insider on Johnston & Murphy Shoes
The word "presidential" elicits images of elegance, class, and dignity. It is why five star hotels have presidential suites and luxury resorts give the presidential treatment. As a source of footwear for presidents since Millard Fillmore, Johnston & Murphy takes genuine pride in its commitment to live up to all the expectations that come with the presidential label.
The now internationally acclaimed brand can credit its dedication to quality craftsmanship to its founder William Dudley. Dudley, an immigrant from Europe who first set up shop in New Jersey in 1850, was finely trained in the art of English shoemaking. Dudley quickly made a name for himself and, in his company's first year of existence, its finely crafted shoes found their way onto the feet of President Fillmore. With wide appeal to businessmen looking for quality shoes, the company rapidly expanded.
Today, Johnston & Murphy remains a leader in men's footwear. Classic oxford and derby designs, made with the finest materials and attention to detail, still dominate boardrooms throughout the United States and world. Men seeking elegance, class, and affordability turn to Johnston and Murphy. And, Johnston & Murphy continues to broaden its selection from dress to casual, such as penny loafers and boat shoes, and accessories, such as leather belts, wallets, and briefcases. For men who appreciate a touch of affluence and elegance in every aspect of their wardrobes, Johnston & Murphy has them covered from head to toe.