I can certainly understand the desire to wear "peacock plumage" to attract a mate, be it in a club or on the street. However, to make a corollary to LA Guy's point, is someone who doesn't share your values"”aesthetic or otherwise"”a person whose regard is worth having? That doesn't mean they have to know Zegna or Canali by name, but they should be able to recognize and appreciate the quality of those garments (and, more importantly, how good you look in them). If a woman needs to see a familiar logo to know you're well-dressed, what does she really know about clothes? Likewise with the loafers. You should wear them because you like them. If somebody else "gets" your shoes, even if they don't know what they are, then you've found a kindred spirit (to the extent that spiritual kinship can be assessed via footwear). I think Beau Brummel went a step too far. Your own words are more to the point: in certain contexts, it's best not to call attention directly to one's clothes. If you can call attention to yourself visually in a positive way without your clothing standing out as the eye-magnet, then you're probably quite well-dressed.