While in college getting my BBA about 10 years ago I picked up two pairs of AE shoes to last me forever. I then outgrew said AE shoes. Since then I have replaced those shoes every few years with cheaper alternatives fearing that as soon as I invested in good shoes styles would change, I would mysteriously change shoe sizes again, etc. Now that I have pushed those fears aside, and decided that some styles really are classics, and not just fads, I am ready to invest again.
Over the course of the next year or so I plan to buy roughly four pairs of good shoes/boots, with hopes that they will cover 95% of my non-athletic footwear needs for the next decade and then some. I am looking to spend roughly $1k for all four. My style is pretty traditional..I confess that I was buying pleated pants a few years ago, and I am only 31 now. I no longer wear suits to work, and can get away with just about anything, jeans and a polo shirt is perfectly acceptable per office policy. I would like my four pairs of shoes to cover suit wear as well. I have black, navy, brown and charcoal suits.
So help me out. If you could only have four pairs of shoes/boots to fit most occasions what would you get? Specific shoes are great, but even styles will help.