Shoes are usually the first thing woman look at on a guy, I'm sorry to say. Not all women based giving you their number or talking to you on your shoes/clothes but a lot do. Especially in a bar/club atmosphere. My advice to to make sure your clothes are clean and your breath is fresh.
I would have to say yes, clothing does make the man. We live in a time when appearance means everything. And I'm not talking about you needing to spend lots of $ and wear nothing but designer clothing. If your shirts are clean looking and not wrinkled, same with your jeans or shorts, shoes are nice and not ripped apart / scuffed looking then you'll definitely leave a much better impression on everyone you meet vs if you're wearing old scruffy / dingy / looking clothes and shoes.