Other than the issues described above, they look nice. Were these bespoke? I'm starting to think that the QC for bespoke shoes is often WORSE than top end RTW. Some of my recent pair from two different makers have come back with issues you would never see with EG. These issues have been so serious that EG probably would not even sell them as seconds. Crooked stitching, poor dye jobs, marks on the leather from lasting etc.