The "house cut" might be considered a bit sturdier than many Italian makers, but I find the single leather soles to be quite dressy none the less. I guess for a super dressy and sleek look there's always Blake Rapid, this is very sleek. I'd love to see people try this out more if they are into the market for sleek dress shoes or loafers.
1. I'd be curious to know the point of comparison, as I do not consider EB's to be too clunky.
2. Isn't the Blake rapid also quite a good deal cheaper?