What a great idea to combine features of a couple of shoes--in this case, the Ladbroke and Southwold--to get exactly what you want! Those are absolutely stunning shoes. I think that the swan neck feature of the Ladbroke goes well with the slanted wingtip pattern of the Southwold, and adding the toe medallion to the more-usual form of the Southwold (or at least the way it's displayed in the EG catalog) is a great idea. Right there we see one big advantage of EG over most other top-tier shoe makers: the flexibility to give buyers exactly what they want in last shape, decoration, and color at close to a RTW price. When you say "heavily antiqued," do you mean that that's the way EG normally are, or did you ask for more pronounced antiquing than usual when you ordered them? In any case, the antiquing is really smashing on these.