FCS, There are a *lot* of cheesy Italian brands, but in general, they don't make it here, just as lots of American brands (Steve Madden and Skechers, anyone?) don't get distributed overseas. You see a lot of crap like that at offprice stores, though, along with lots of stuff from IT (hate it...) lines like Versace Jeans Couture (ugly, gaudy, crap,) Ferre Jeans (less well known, but still infinitely crappy, with lots of polyester to boot, and D&G (more crap, completely unworthy of Dolce & Gabbana's talents. Hey, it's a trend.) If you're in SF ever, go to the myriad stores on Sutter, and you'll see what I mean. Don't let the sleazy salemen pawn anything off on you though. I have been meaning to get a mustard windowpane suit (matching hat) and gator shoes and belt though. Maybe I'll check it out next time.