(I also asked this on AAAC - the difference in responses may be interesting) I figure this forum will be a bit biased toward higher purchase prices, but in reading past threads, I had the following question: What should one's annual income be in order to spend $XX on shoes or $yy on a suit? Shoes? $300 (Allen-Edmonds), $500 (C&J Handgrade), $1000 (Edward Green), $3000 (Bespoke) Suits? $750 Abboud, $1500 Canali, $3000 Oxxford Yes - I know sale prices on all can be had. The question relates to price actually paid - not to any particular brand. In other words - how much should I make before spending $300 on a pair of shoes? $500? $1000? $3000?