Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. With that said, I share the opinion that has been stated that the Canali shoes are somewhat unattractive. The wing tip portion of the shoe appears to be too close to the front edge and out of proportion with the rest of the shoe.
I should have given a better detail of what I liked and wanted from the Canali because, like a lot of readers here, there are aspects I don't care for:
1. I like "wingtip" as-is on the boot. The Canali's is too thin in proportion to the rest of the shoe. However, I do like that the Canali's wingtip wraps the length of the front and connects below the vamp
2. I like the Canali's pattern from the vamp back. By that I mean the second layer around the vamp that wraps all the way to the back (is that an "apron"?).
3. I also much like the studded brogue'ing long the edges on the Canali, but will do without the medallion.
Of course all this is tough to describe in thin air, so - with just enough graphics skills to be dangerous - I think I'm going to take a stab tomorrow at visually mocking up what I'm thinking of. If I can make something worth looking at, I'll post it. Stay tuned.
While I'm not afraid of going against the grain, if the consensus here is "mistake", I'll be thinking longer and harder about pursuing it.