The branchinis look interesting, but the pointy lasts hurt my feet by just looking at them (or maybe that's residual from walking 50 city blocks last night in some pre-SF french shoes I purchased in Cannes a few years back). There is minimal creasing on the tri-colour Branchini, that looks the most intriguing. Would enjoy seeing how those soles held up. The branchini chukkas look like they'd pair well with denims, but again, the pointy last looks harsh. Those SC reindeer monks are very nice indeed. Focus on the mortgage. Shoes can wait.