I have many pair of shoes, a lot of them from designers like Gucci, Sergio Rossi, Russell and Bromley, Oliver Sweeney, Patrick Cox, Harrys of London, Kurt Geiger. I'm now looking to invest in shoes that are serious classics and will last a lifetime. Hopefully with this thread I can put together a benchmark for the shoes a stylish gent should own. I've been looking at brands like; Crockett & Jones, John Lobb, Grenson, Church's, Tricker's, Alfred Sargent, Edward Green, New & Lingwood, RM Williams. I tend to prefer shades of brown and tan shoes as I prefer the pattena and antiquing you get over time. My current list is: 1. John Lobb or Edward Green Brown calf Oxfords 2. Whole Cut Oxford, John Lobb or Crockett and Jones 3. Chestnut wingtip brogues perhaps Crockett and Jones, Trickers? 4. Chelsea boots, Chestnut Crockett and Jones or New and Lingwood? 5. Gucci brown suede loafer with horsebit. 6. Tod's brown calf leather driving shoes. 7. Timberland deck shoe's. 8. Country boots, for walking etc. Perhaps Trickers or C&J laced ankle boots 9. Oxford suede brogue 10. Hunter Wellington boots in Navy. I look forward to your suggestions.