Know what’s more annoying than a billionaire hellbent on flaunting his wealth? A billionaire hellbent on flaunting his frugality. Yeah, we’re looking at you Buffett. The latest example of this alarming trend is 9EE-wearing, salt-hating, subway-riding pragmatic centrist New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who, the Post reports today, owns just two pairs of work shoes: one a penny-loafer, one a tasseled loafer. The man owns five houses and two pairs of shoes. That’s a home-to-dress shoe quotient of 2.5. Bloomie, a word of advice. Sign up for Gilt MAN, where you’ll be able to pick up some sorely needed footwear, such as the handsome pair of A. Testonis above, without undermining that bargain-hunter cred.
As a rule, a man should own at least as many pairs of dress shoes as homes.