I visited C&J and EG yesterday in Burlington Arcade. I am sold on the fit and superior antiquing of EG, but I could not get myself to pull the trigger at 400 pounds plus. It was interesting to note that C&J's people were trying to convince me to get a pair, whereas EG's people ( I was served by an older gentleman) fitted me but did not really "sell" me anything. Perhaps they thought I am a lost cause because I was wearing a pair of Santonis that are Blake stitched. He did make a comment that my shoes are "fashion shoes"
After I tried on the Greens, my Santonis really felt flimsy and lacked support. C&Js Handgrades are great value though from PLAL, IMHO. Oh, I saw some Trickers also, but did not like their lasts.