If my memory serves me correctly, I too possess a pair of Prima Classe "Handmade in Italy" "for Church's" boots. These were produced for Church's before the Prada takeover and were inferior to and cheaper than the Custom Grade line. I imagine the aim was to go after a somewhat broader market (with a slightly cheaper shoe) which esteemed Italian design and manufacture (hence made in Italy). Similarly, I have heard that the NYC Turnbull and Asser store attempted to sell made-in-Italy clothing when it first opened. This was in a similar effort to capture an imagined consumer slavish to "made in Italy" and ignorant of English quality. Indeed, the Church's salespeople with whom I have spoken have appeared somewhat dismissive of the line, which I do not believe is produced anymore. However, I cannot so state with certainty. The Prada takeover did lead to Church's streamlining its product lines... and to some truly regrettable models. KAGA Takeshi By the way, if my memory serves me correctly, in America it is the holiday known as "Thanksgiving". Happy Thanksgiving to my American viewers. Perhaps you may expect the "Thanksgiving battle" coming to a Fuji TV station near you.