Lovely. The Alden/BB brown suede tassel is my #1 shoe to get this fall. Apparently they don't arrive in stores for another month, but my SA said he'll honor the 25% off Friends and Family deal when they come in.
Disagree. I've only been into Streets once, last November, but I was helped by Grant. Me remembering his name should tell you something. Extremely knowledgeable, helpful, and well dressed. If he still works there I can't recommend his assistance enough.
Ended up returning the Maus & Hoffman pinkish/red silk sport coat from the other week. It's just too damn big to sell or fit my father. Did pick this up though: J.Crew suede jacket. Medium. Not great, but things have been slow. It's my size so I might keep it, but it is available if the right offer comes around.
You and Teger both have good points. Clothes are so much about personal taste. Like you, I definitely like some break in my pants. It's not perfect, but so what. It's still damn good and better than 99.99% of men on the street.