Originally Posted by thinman
As I recall, no one in _Southern_ CA carries EG, correct?
That's true when I checked in November 2005, unless you count the ones Ralph Lauren sells. I don't know of any shoe in that class or higher being sold in SoCal, except perhaps for the odd JL Paris that show up in NM or Hermes. Barneys has a small selection of C&J, but I'm not sure which line they're from. Ian Daniels has sporadic shipments of St. Crispins.
Custom shoe makers do show up. I think Cleverley makes a stop in Beverly Hills every so often, and we have our share of cowboy bootmakers.