Bucksfan, great pics, especially the one of "the city" at night. Even when sauntering up Wall Street you won't see many gentlemen wearing as good a pair of shoes as your RL Marlow PTB's. Having the company of a nice lady on ones arm is always a bonus. Honestly if I had to leave the house with one pair of dress shoes today the Marlow PTB's would get get the nod. In a word, versatility. I got the RL wingtips and PTB's in the same size, but that's just me. Many guys in this forum have remarked about the break-in time for the Marlow wingtips. I think that the sometimes excruciating length of break-in time owes itself in large part to the quality of their construction, heavily brogued pieces of shell cordovan on top of each other, and also to the fact that many SF members have some pretty deep footwear rotations. Both pairs of your shoes look really good. Love the argyles.