Why would you have passed on the shoes? For what I paid I have no issue with tossing them away after I clean them up. Considering I don't have any dress shoes outside of a placeholder Payless pair I can't be too picky.
Thanks for the insight on the jacket/suit. Not going to lie, if cheap enough a friend of brine would have gotten a suit from me as a random gift.
Because the sole is mostly shot and the lining is man-made material, not leather. The leather of the outer is corrected grain, too.