Grabbed a couple ties for myself.
Sadly I'm left wondering what I missed. One store had a completely destroyed Charvet and a BBGF with a small stain (I grabbed that one, giving the dry cleaners a try). What might have been...
Finally saw a Robert Talbott Carmel (not the "Carmel by the Sea" or "Carmel Valley" ties that get mislabeled on eBay all the time) tie. Left it as it was god-awful ugly (and not in that colorful RT way that sells well) and was $15, but could feel the quality.
Any size 16 out there want a blue french cuff shirt WITH A FREE RAG? (another Linda typo, this one because one of the R's is missing from the tag due to a tiny bit of damage).
And thus endeth my quest for basic, conservative shoes. Black (AE), burgundy (AE), and brown (Magnanni) cap-toes. Now I can just keep an eye out for good deals on more interesting things if they pop up, but no pressing need.