So gents, what was the take? What did you order? I managed to rationalize that, while I really don't need more shoes, I'm a little short in the boot department, so I ordered -- Halifax boots in dark oak, last 606. Double sole -- Shannon boots in dark oak, last 606, with wing cap and medallion, and some nifty brogueing along the wing cap and along the front-to-back seam. Double sole. I too was very impressed with both Alex and Suzie. Both incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. We all had a good time polishing off the wine while the thunderstorm roared through at 5:30 or so. I was glad to hear Suzie say that the show was so successful that not only would they be coming back to DC again, she thought they would probably do DC twice a year. I was also interested to hear Suzie's lament about having lost Paul Stuart's business, as apparently that was a very big customer for them. She said they may be getting another NYC customer in the not too distant future -- an old line retailer on Madison Avenue with stores all over the US, this would only be for the NYC store though (to start anyway). Alex mentioned that Grenson has laid off 2/3 of its workforce in the last year or so and has been having enormous sales the last two years to eliminate what he said is/was a huge overstock of shoes. He said they have been selling shoes for 50 pounds a pair. He added that since the huge layoffs, Grenson now has a workforce roughly equal to EG. We also discussed the EG website, which she and Alex agreed was not as complete as it could be (putting it very mildly). I gather that the powers that be at EG don't place great weight on having a good website and there's apparently concern about shoemakers and others "stealing" pictures of shoes, so it languishes in its current lame form. In the end, I gather the brothers at Sky Valet are quite pleased at how the show went. Which makes me happy too, as I want the EG program to succeed so I can continue to have a place to buy EGs that is 5 minutes from my house.