I came across an article listing six pairs of shoes that will last you a lifetime; this assertion is almost solely based on quality, the history and heritage behind the brands that produce them. Not only is it a list of shoes of long lasting quality, it is also essential shoes every gentleman needs in their wardrobe. The image above is self-explanatory; I know many of us could do with a cordovan lace-up, a wholecut, some double monkstraps, the list goes. What I love about menswear is the fact that even though these shoes represent the high end market, there are also cheaper, stylish versions, that look just as good as these. So a gent is definitely spoiled for choice. The article is in depth even though it is short. It is great guide especially if one is looking for venerable companies that make shoes of the highest quality.