It wasn't my SA's fault. He said it was company policy and he later told me he personally did not agree with it either.
Wearing these around the house this morning - picked them up on 30% corporate discount day:
I'm on the fence about keeping them. I think they're a cool design and I love summer shoes . . . but the way the canvas in the vamp bunches up turns me off a little and although you can't see it the heel is low like a bowling shoe.
Decisions, decisions . . .
BTW, for those (like me) who never got the 40% off coupon in the mail, I was talking to my SA about it today and he told me he would give me that discount on a full-priced summer suit I was eyeing. YMMV, of course, but if you have a good relationship with an SA and didn't get the coupon it probably wouldn't hurt to ask.
I'll 2nd this. It is easy for people to say dry cleaners will ruin shirts, but with my two left thumbs and non-ability to iron, I'd say the chances of me messing them up is higher than someone who does it for a living