chogall, that's the trouble with too many Italian makers: they think that adding a dozen "twists" into one model will make it look cool. In truth they make these pairs suitable for Russian pimps and gaudy entertainment dudes with loose cash only. The English way is to have faith in the shape of the last, the quality of the leather, and some great polish.
MoosicPa, you must have at least half a million dollars in clothes and accessories. Just in case you haven't done so already, a separate insurance would prove golden in case of fire, asteroid, or some such.
Agreed! For peaks, the so-called faux tweeds are a much better option. They are smooth, clean worsteds with a pattern or weave that resembles the ones usually seen on tweeds (that rough woollen stuff) but look and feel more formal, which goes better with peak lapels.