I was looking at the Bluefly website and comparing this model to a picture of the EG Cardiff's and at first glance they seem to be identical. I was actually in the process of buying a pair, but my eyes kept going towards the toe stictching and then I noticed that it is not identical to my own EG Cardiff's.
The toe medallion is different from the pair in the Shoe Photos thread. That doesn't mean anything. If you take a look at the Made to Order page in the EG catalogue with the 4 different Cardiff shoes, you'll notice that the shoe the second from the left has a medallion identical to the shoes on Bluefly while the others have medallions identical to the shoe in Thracozaag's picture. EG is very flexible when it comes to things like toe medallions, and I would imagine that there are a dozen different variations or more that you could select. The Bluefly shoes scream Edward Green. It looks exactly like the Cardiff models, and there are several other details that are distinctively EG (the wheeling -- or relative lack of it -- on the welt strip, the color of the leather, the antiquing, the shape of the toe, the shape of the heel, the way the shoe looks from the side). Without seeing the shoes in person, I suppose that I could be wrong about this and that they're not made by EG. I don't think so, though.
They may still be made by EG and that is how they differentiate slightly, but I wouldn't want someone to pay $500 expecting something and possibly getting another.
Well, you can return things to Bluefly, so you can send them back if they're not satisfactory.