I intend to order those exact boots at the EG trunk show this Friday/Saturday in DC at Sky Valet. So, thanks. The pictures are very timely.
I had been thinking that I'd do the 888 last, but 82 is a possibility also. Is 82 basically the 888 but with a rounded rather than squared off toe?
Correct. You can see side by side comparison of some lasts here: http://img25.imageshack.us/gal.php?g=eg606-eg888_sm.jpg
Do you know if the Shannon only comes in a captoe or if it's possible (per a trunk show order) to order it with a wing tip (still w/o brogueing) instead of captoe?
Intersting idea, but I have no clue. Things that I would change in my order are: - The single leather sole comes with a 1" heel, and I think a 1 1/4" heel would be better. (Not even sure if this is an option) - The laces that came with it are really thick and don't look good on such an elegant boot. I would have preferred ordinary sized laces.