I've just come from the trunk show. Â Very, very impressive. Â They have perhaps 40 Edward Green models on display -- from boots to laceups to slipons, monks too, in a very wide variety of lasts. Â Two or 3 different spectators. Â TWO pairs of shoes (one lace-up one slip-on) in a stunning "antique olive green." Â The green was simply out of this world. Â Their book of skins also has an antique marine blue that is incredible too. Â Want Dover's that are bi-colored -- antique green with antique blue? Â Want Dover's that are fitted with golf spikes? Â Now's your chance. Â The message the EG reps gave was --these aren't bespoke, but they are close to it -- basically "made to your design" -- the sky's the limit as far as skins, lasts, soles, and any of the shoe features they offer -- want wingcap rather than captoe, no broguing, very small hole broguing, small/large alternating broguing, captoe of a different shade of leather, etc. Â They can accommodate all of those requests at the trunk show. Â Pretty cool. An interesting crowd was there while I was there including an Asian guy who spent the whole time on his cell phone talking in what sounded like Japanese; one guy who took off a clearly bespoke suit jacket (red/cream paisley lining) while getting measured; and one guy who was wearing jeans and a sweatshirt who said he had come down from Philadelphia for the trunk show (who ordered 4 or 5 pairs, including a pair of monogrammed house slippers). I actually was there for well over an hour, spending most of the time talking with the shoemaker (Alex) who was there both showing how he stitches shoes with a boar's bristle and answering my dozens (literally) of questions about lasts, colors, skins, soles, refurbishing, and on and on. Â I should have brought a recording device along... Having been away from the office for too long... I'll post some of the info I got from Alex this weekend. I placed an order for a pair of the Halifax boots, double leather sole, dark oak antique, in last 606. Â I plan to go back tomorrow too and place another order (Sky is only 5 minutes from my house) -- I need to nail down what I want--probably Shannon boots. By the way, the very nice lady who took my order spent at least 20 minutes measuring my feet, drawing an outline, using tape and a measuring device and taking notes the whole time. Â She told me all kinds of things about the shape of my feet that I never knew -- that too was very educational. Â Most interesting, she told me difficult words for a man to hear -- they're not as long as you think they are. Â I've always thought I could wear 13s. Â She instead told me my left foot is between 11-1/2 and 12 US and right foot is between 12 and 12-1/2 US. A half-size difference. Â Wide in the toe area but narrow in the heel/arch. Â Maybe for once, I'll get shoes that fit properly and aren't based on guesswork when I buy 'em on Ebay. Â (My brother and father have profited nicely as I give to them my EBay shoe purchases that don't fit quite right.) Â One other plus for having had my shoes measured out -- now and forever I can call up EG and place an order and they'll have my measurements on file. Prices are mostly $840. Â Hand-stitched shoes, such as Dover (and Halifax boots) are a little more. Â Most boots are around $950. Â These shoes are so unique and so beautiful, and the opportunity to get exactly what I want is so rare (a first for those of us in the DC area), lead me to believe this is money well spent. For those planning on going, give yourself plenty of time, and consider going during off hours (like today). Â You'll want to ogle and paw at the shoes, munch on their munchies, sip the wine, and ask questions of the two EG reps. Â Plus, the care they take in measuring feet takes a bit of time.