There's that "worth it" question again. Â As was so well expressed by Alexander in a current thread RE the relative value of Kabbaz shirts, an item is worth the price if you know what you are getting and are willing to pay the price asked. While I own a couple pairs of EG RTW, I haven't ever bought a pair of bespoke shoes; however, what seemed an absurdly high price just a year ago now seems much more reasonable. Â We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. Â This is most fortunate, as I've been quite able to convince myself that survival without at least one pair of bespoke EG is a categorical impossibility. I recently made a request of EG for information RE their MTM program, and received a prompt reply from Sussie with whom I'm sure some of you are acquainted. Â Sussie is both an enormously knowledgeable and personally pleasant lady, and I include here a portion of her explanation of the service offered by EG. Â It's my hope that she wouldn't take offense to its being shared without her consent: Â Dear Mr Kalendek, Thank you for your enquiry concerning the availability of the Edward Green MTM service. Â I should perhaps explain this is not strictly speaking a MTM service, we come to the US several times throughout the year and visit the outlets that carry a selection of our shoes. Â This service in general enables customers who are not a stock width fitting to have their feet measured and then we match their measurements as closely as possible to one of our in house lasts. Â Sometimes we make minor adjustments to the last to accommodate a high instep or an enlarged toe joint etc. Â Stockists in the US tend only to carry a D width and sometimes an E fitting, therefore customers with feet that are either more narrow or wider than a D or E are unable to be fitted from stock. Â In the factory we carry lasts from an A fitting to a G in sizes from 4 to 14, so by measuring customers feet we are more often than not able to supply them with shoes that are the correct fitting. Â There is also the additional choice of leathers and models that are not carried as regular lines in the stores that customers are able to see when we visit. Â The price increase for this service over the ready to wear shoes is approximately $150- $300 rather depending on the amount or work that is involved. The truly bespoke service is totally different because we make an individual last to the measurements of each customer. Â They are free to choose any design and select leathers that are not available for the ready to wear or MTM shoes. Â The bespoke shoes are also made in a different way totally by hand and are structurally completely different. Â This is reflected in the price which begins around $2,500. Â In New York the stores that carry a selection of Edward Green shoes is Saks Fifth Avenue, Jay Kos at 475 Park Avenue, Mitchells in Westport and Richards in Greenwich. Â At present we do not have a fixed date for a trunk show but it is likely we will be in NYC working with Saks around the end of September. Â I will keep your name on file and when I know the exact date I will contact you. I am sorry if my explanation has been too long winded but I hope now you are able to appreciate the differences. Best regards Susie My shoe wardrobe is rather eclectic and includes EG, C&J handgrade, Grenson Masterpieces, Poulsen Skone, and others. Â While I don't anticipate that the purchase of bespoke EG will produce a life-affirming peak experience or spiritual epiphany, I'm confident that the process will be most rewarding and pleasurable, and I look forward to it. In short, you too seem to have been beguiled by bespoke, and if my own experience is common, then, there is no cure but to go forward. Â Only then will you be able to answer your questions in a personally definitive and meaningful way. Good luck.