This past week I had an almost surreal experience, I was in my long time menswear store shopping for odds and ends and I expressed dissatifaction with the lines they carried in a backhandeded way, next thing I know I ended up in Tom Ford land. Everything was very well made but it looked like some retro nightmare mess. I ended up dismissing the suits, much to my SA's chagrin, I usually buy Zegma mainline of Isaia from them, the super wide lapels didn't do it for me. What struck me were the shoes, they seemed very well made, but really fugly comnpared to Lobb or EG at that price point. The standard captoe I looked at closely looked like some failed Frankenstein child of a bulbous toe Church's and EG, but at $1600 I could not fathom why I should consider buying them. Am I out of touch? Can somebody rationally explain why anybody should buy this stuff? Quality was there, but the design was missing something. I am being serious btw.