From a link about blake construction shoes. Well said about forums Interesting analogy, but once the first impression fades away, it does not lead to the point he is making (or for that matter, what you seem to take away from it, chrono). First, the comparison is between a RTW coat and a bespoke item - obviously apple-to-orange. More importantly, at the end of the day, a Kiton jacket is still the best made RTW garment with most handwork(which MCgents lust after even moreso than quality/durability) outside of Oxxford and a handful of obscure Italian makers. The shoes equivalent of Kiton would be Edward Green/Lobbs/Vass, not blake-stitched shoes like Mr. Hare, or for that matter, MA+ or NDC.