I disagree. Just to give you a good comparison, I own a G&G MTO side gussetted shoe...the Wigmore...and a semi-bespoke Anthony Cleverley side gussetted shoe. Shoe construction is similar. The quality of the leather appear equal. Finish on both shoes was great There is no clear winner amongst the 2 The G&G shoe weighs a bit more and appears longer. The Cleverley shoe feels very light and is shorter. This is the M.O. of each company Price was similar when you factor in the price of a G&G MTO shoe does not include shoe trees or shipping costs....Cleverley's does. I will purchase more shoes from both companies. I must commend Cleverley for delivering the shoe months ahead of their original ETA. G&G is still working on improving their delivery time of 6 months. Not that it makes any real difference...G&G's mahogany shoe trees are, IMHO, the finest non-bespoke shoe trees. They are heavy, but fill my shoes quite well. The Cleverley supplied shoe trees (possibly made by Springline in Northampton) seem to be a grade below G&G's.