AFAIK - EG have pretty much always made their Custom or MTO and they added a selection of G&G's around 3 or 4 years ago.
S. Sassetti were thrown in the mix a couple of years ago and IMHO not great value for the charge.
Good deal on the Grants. Remembering the old days - when I picked up three pair at RL ( with Tree's) for around $550 a piece
I knew there were some Italian-made RLPL shoes, which I also knew to steer clear of unless more than 50% off but hadn't known about G&G. The only ones I have experience with are the EG, which I splurged on for my own wedding last month, and they are by fare the nicest pair of shoes I've ever worn. Comfortable right out of the box, too.