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 Ah, so it was your commission that we were discussing when I was in the Jermyn St shop on Friday. The person I was talking to didn't mention any personal details, e.g. that they were for your wedding, but they did mention that they'd recently delivered a TD commission to someone that had involved going through a load of old patterns and resurrecting stuff that they hadn't made for a while. They also mentioned that, at that point, you had only posted a teaser picture of...
 I do still specify sunken toe caps but I agree with the adding slippage to the front observation. I definitely found that although now that I'm used to it I find it manageable. Ultimately I consider it a price worth paying vs having to resole too often and without them I really do wear down the front of my shoes alarmingly quickly. I confess that after the first pair I specified them on I was very torn as to whether to do it again and I put a self-imposed 6 month...
 If you're looking at MTO then EG can (and will) sew an extra bit of leather into the inside of the heel cup after lasting in order to narrow the heel a bit. I can't comment on the effectiveness yet because it's been specified on two shoes that I have on order at the moment but the extra bit of leather is cut from the same leather as the interior lining at the time the pattern is cut and I've seen it implemented on another EG shoe and it's quite difficult to see it's there...
 What colour is the suede on the unlined dover?
 Wow. Really interesting. Thanks. Just to clarify though, there is a slight glitch with the second photo isn't there? For all the other photos the TD shoe is on the left and the non-TD one is on the right whereas for that second photo (rear view of the heels) it is the TD shoe on the right and the regular shoe on the left isn't it? - Julian
 Hi Akeem, Thanks for PM re quoted cost. If you haven't seen it then here are three articles from Simon Compton at Styleforum.co.uk that go into great detail (well, except for part 3 that is a brief follow-up report) about his visit to the factory to see his Oundles (but not TD I think) having a recraft. The links to the three part article are here... Part 1 - https://www.permanentstyle.com/2010/05/how-great-things-age-edward-green-1.htmlPart 2...
 Thanks for the update. My guess then is that, after a TD premium, it's probably just going to creep into the low-end of my £351 to £585 exc VAT guesstimate. If yes then that'll be a bit cheaper than I though since my suspicion was that it would be closer to the top of my range of guesses. From the look of the pictures of your purchase though, particularly the wear on the soles and heels, they don't look to have been very heavily worn so hopefully all this is only of...
 Beautiful. Not sure what the price of a TD recraft is but new price for a monkstrap, as of last Thursday when I placed an order for a Westminster, is £1,500 including UK VAT and bundled shoe trees. Knock off the £95 list price for the shoe trees gives £1,405 inc VAT (sales tax) or £1,171 exc VAT if you're outside the UK. I think recrafts usually run to somewhere between 30% and 50% of new shoe price so my guess would be somewhere between £351 and £585 (+ VAT if applicable).
 Wow; love those! Congratulations. It's not the usual Galway last is it? This looks much sleeker than others I've seen. What is the last? 82? - Julian
Most of my stuff is EG, I only have one G&G, but on the toppy-or-not debate my main concern is traction and so far I have gone for a compromise. I put full rubber on the heel to improve traction but leave the sole untouched. How much influence heel grip has on traction probably varies by individual gait, I'm quite a heel-heavy walker which possibly goes with walking quickly and having a longer stride.   All my shoes are MTO so if I ever feel the need to go further I...
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