i was just gonna say - i thought i was really picky about the slightest imperfections about shoes until i looked up the price of eg's. then i quickly and warmly embraced the imperfections of allen edmonds seconds!
very true. rarely would i be carrying a portfolio on my right hand and a brief on the left. but people will notice that you have matching bags when you carry them on different days. and that's actually pretty cool.
i actually like that idea. steve jobs used to say "don't ask me what i want, show me what you have and i'll tell you if i like it". i certainly do enjoy the serendipitous finds but it sure wastes a lot of my time...
not sure if the price has gone up recently. but i was in their store last year around 4th of july and there were two suits (paul) in charcoal/grey for $680 plus tax and tailoring - and it had most common sizes 38/40. that's gotta be the best i've seen from them and so far the online sale does not match that.