So... Do you truly believe that the best artisans only reside in certain places, i.e. Italy / UK / USA? I'll be honest, I do, depending on the item. The reason I ask.. I'm spending WAY TOO MUCH MONEY at the Saks Final Cut sale today (scored a 450 Brioni that I had been eyeing for 2 months, for 149.. woo) and I decided to get something for my mother's birthday. So, I make my way to the St. John section. Now, for those who aren't familiar, St. John makes mostly conservative business suits / eveningwear. They're a pretty expensive brand.. think like a Brioni / Kiton for women for the sake of brevity. So I'm looking.. and 3/4 of the sh*t (while nice) is made in China and Hong Kong? What the fooking hell? They had some stuff made in the US but I was appalled. My question.. should I be? The stuff lasts, can be sized up and down (through some process they use), and can be absolutely gorgeous. I have a feeling of EG was made in China, less people would buy it for whatever reason.