Donald J Pliner: The Chicago Secret

The right pair of shoes can transform your body language and attitude. They lift you physically and emotionally. I have been writing about some serious things lately. So, I want to talk about something even more serious.

Shoes. And specifically, men’s shoes.

Why shoes? They may comprise a proportionally small element of your overall appearance, but they are worth putting extra time and money into. Multiple studies have found that we make judgments about people based on their shoes, and I’ve found this to be very true. Especially when it comes to making a good impression.

Donald J Pliner Homer in Navy
Donald J Pliner “Homer” in Navy

“Inspired by Energy. Drawn from Destinations. From the beaches of Miami to Metropolitan rooftops, the lights of Las Vegas and beyond, Donald J Pliner shoes, boots and accessories are infused with uniquely bold, colorful, modern styling influenced by a mix of evocative places both near and far away.”

Donald J Pliner Barton in Brown
Donald J Pliner “Barton” in Brown

Since 1989, Donald J Pliner has built an international reputation for quality craftsmanship and innovative materials in the luxury footwear industry. His shoes are known for the combination of fashion, fit and comfort that embodies every design. The Chicago secret, better known as Donald J Pliner was born and raised in the heart of the city. He began his career working as an apprentice to his father at the family-owned Pliner’s Florsheim Family Shoe Store.

I love the sophisticated styling and detail that goes into every pair of his shoes. Made in Italy, these shoes are reasonably priced for the quality you get. They will easily be your new go-to for every occasion. Here are my top picks from the Chicago secret.

Donald J Pliner Dacio Blue
Donald J Pliner “Dacio” in Blue

Dacio: Discover the best-selling men’s loafer in sporty nylon mesh. The detailed stitching and metal hardware gives this slip-on loafer a touch of sophistication.

Donald Pliner Calvyn in Brown
Donald Pliner “Calvyn” in Brown

Calvyn: This shoe will take your look from ordinary to extraordinary. The double strap design and multi-media details set this monk-strap apart from the rest.

Donald J Pliner Pascow in Regal Beading
Donald J Pliner “Pascow” in Regal Beading

Pascow: Signature at its best. Artistic touches join handcrafted excellence that create this gem. This show-stopping loafer is crafted for the man who appreciates unmatched style.