sfoglia wrote:And, yes. You're doing well to consider the shoes. They are, in my opinion, the easiest indicator of how much pride someone takes in their appearance, and I think they become doubly important in those professional fields that require their employees to maintain a certain appearance (e.g. law).
What kills me is that sales on good shoes are rare, and my size (7-7.5) are almost always out of stock. I lucked into sales on the chukkas and AE's this summer and I always keep an eye out on Nordstrom, J.Crew, and AE promotions for the opportunity to pick up some more. I almost refuse to buy clothes at full price. I'm also skittish to paying over $100 for clothing that's of lesser quality.