Of course no two people have the same concept of elegance, classiness or even the same idea of what's "right". Is a Kiton or Brioni more elegant, a BMW or Mercedes more classy or Mahler or Bruckner more "right" as composer? To stick with the last comparison, after a number of years as Mahler devotee, I've now come down more on Bruckner's side. I've changed my mind over the years. That's just my choice. If you feel that John Lobb (Paris) makes the better or more elegant shoe, that's your choice and you should stick with JL. That decision is right for the time being and for your next purchase. Whether it still applies in ten years time, only time will tell. John Lobb (Paris) shoes are more flamboyant than EG, but still subdued compared with Berluti or Lattanzi. I cannot find an ounce of "chunkiness" in any EG lasts, look at Tricker's to see chunky. But that's horses for courses, some people might find Dolce & Gabanna's super-elongated lasts elegant, I find them just grotesque. EG's most elongated last is 808 which EG does not use at present for stock shoes; many people find the shoes too narrow. Special orders can still be made up in that last. Currently, all the RLPL shoes are made on last 808. Pop into the Ralph Lauren store and see if you find that last to your liking. I find in all the EG lasts, even the round-ish 202 a sense of "rightness" and calm determination, transcending all notions of "fashionable" and "showing-off".