The fact should also be included that these shoes are MTO with no up-charge and trees included.
You wanna do MTO + trees in any other RTW quality maker (EG, G&G, Lobb Paris, etc.)...its going to cost in the same ball park once all said and done with significant upcharges for the service.
Corthay RTW is priced similarly to StC and there is a significant upcharge for any MTO specs.
So I'd say StC is very much within a reasonable price range compared with other top-of-the-line RTW/MTO competitors.