Blake construction can still be a quality shoe as both Santoni and Berluti show. My Berlutis have held up well and I don't get any creasing of a noticeable nature. I have four pairs of Berluti worn since 1999 and I have not seen any unusual creasing or had any quality problems at all. In fact the Norwegian stitched wholecuts I have are very durable in rain and snow. Berluti is almost like an artistic shoe with tasteful to very wild design and very unique patinas. I think it is a nice shoe for casual wear at events where you want to be different than the crowd. I have seen several of their bespoke pairs and they are as good as anything out there.