I'm good with that - I would never suppose that everyone likes what I like. Here are the Drummonds in both colors that I own - and I do agree with you that these are a pretty good substitute for a really fine pair of English shoes. They do however, exceed the price point under discussion ($500) by a good 20%. From 6 feet away they look pretty expensive. Only someone who is really paying attention would notice that the waist is not as tight, nor as lifted, that the sole edging is less detailed, and that the leather simply isn't up to G&G quality. These are all very slight differences. Although, even with these very minor differences noted the overall effect is still somehow 'not quite' up to a G&G, is it? Oh, and I chose the orange sock photo just for you!