My understanding is that New & Lingwood's shoes are made by Crockett & Jones and Alfred Sargent. New & Lingwood also owns the Poulsen Skone line, which is made by Edward Green. I have a pair of Paul Stuart Stuart's Choice shoes, which are made by Grenson and are equivalent in terms of construction to Grenson's Masterpieces line. Their quality is very similar to C&J's Handgrade line. Both have channeled soles, interior hand-markings, narrow waists, and other hallmarks of fine welted shoes. The punching on the Grenson shoe appears sharper -- it's a little difficult to describe without pictures, but the brogueing on the C&J shoe is a little fuzzy and indistinct. The leather that the Grenson is made from is of marginally higher quality than that the C&J shoe is made from. Although both shoes are antiqued, it's more extensively done and done with better effect on the C&J shoe. The waist on the C&J shoe is slightly narrower, and the C&J shoe has a full sock liner. My C&J shoes are more comfortable than my Grenson shoes, but I think that this is more because the C&J last (330) fits my foot better than the Grenson one (92) does. Edward Green is in a different league from either C&J Handgrade or Grenson Masterpiece. The leather is higher quality, the waist is narrower, the welt stitching is closer together, the channeling in the sole is better closed, the welt is closer cut, and the antiqueing is done to better effect than on either of the other two. On the C&J shoe, you can see the markings on the leather where the pieces were fed through a machine to punch holes on the edges. On the Edward Green shoe, you cannot. As bengal-stripe has mentioned here and elsewhere before, Edward Green is famous (or infamous) for the narrowness of their shoes. You can get C&J Handgrade for around $365 (including shipping and shoe trees) if you're willing to mail order them from Britain. Grenson Masterpieces are slightly less expensive (although Stuart's Choice shoes cost $550 per pair). The going rate for Edward Green shoes in the US is around $700 per pair (Ralph Lauren Purple Label shoes, also made by Edward Green, cost $100 or $150 more, but I think that you get the shoe trees for that price). C&J and Grenson aren't on the same level as Edward Green (or Lobb, for that matter), but they do represent pretty good bargains. I've never seen a Tricker's shoe in the flesh, so I really can't comment on them.