Originally Posted by RJman
Well, there was at least one Brooks English made by EG that was shown in someone's visit to Green's shop.
That might have been an aberration.
Show us pictures of the inside.
Most of the Brooks English shoes I've seen have been quite nice. This one looks like a great shoe and I'll bet it would perk up even more with a little bit of conditioner and a fresh polish--especially if you take a toothpick and clean the brogueing; arduous work but it pays off (they are, after all, your shoes). I have a Brooks English single monk that does appear to have been made by EG; alas, I never could get a picture of the handwriting to submit to the oracles here. The numbering you describe, however, does not sound like it comes from an EG shoe. I agree that a key distinction will be whether the last, size, and production numbers are stamped or written. More shoe construction details would also help. Are the soles chanelled? Is the shoe fully leather lined? A nod in Church's direction would be a partial linen lining at the toes. Anyway, congratulations on your shoe. Where did you find it?