I love Santoni shoes from a thick quality leather, solid quality and construction viewpoint. But you have to be REAL careful as their styles are definitly Italian and sometimes just too much. But again, they are some of my best made, most comfortable shoes. Anyway, I kind of like these, do you think they would be elegant with a suit, or are they just to Avant Garde for their own good. They definitly can venture into the Kiton area in the ornate detailing. Anyway, fire away.