I agree to most of it. One of the most important things is to try the different lasts to see which of them suits you more if we are talking RTW. John Lobb Prestige and G&G RTW for me are in line in terms of quality. My only concern with G&G is that the sole wears out pretty quickly but they are so great that I don't care. G&G lasts and styles are more modern and John Lobb more classic. I prefer the latter for a wedding for example and G&G for everyday use. Of course you have some G&G that are conservative: And some modern Lobbs: So both of them are cool, so you should choose taking into account the model you like, not the brand.