Stitchy - re your comment above - I can't include myself in the brand-whore "we". If anything, I over-correct on the anti-branding side of the equation. There is no WAY I would have popped for my EG Galways or those lovely G&G boots if the boots themselves were no nicer than my Allen Edmonds Bayfields.
The GS will never be purchased by a brand-whore. For me, that's part of the appeal.
Fack, I'm tired from all that typing!
totally fine, and i respect you for that. but you are by a country mile, or twenty, in the minority. and that is the battle that seiko faces with GS in the states. they have steadfast customers like you, who will happily kop and love their GSs, but most other people, just cant make that mental jump.