I'm sure that our shoe aficionados will correct me if I'm in error. Â
RTW EG shoes are available on stock lasts which are pretty much set, i.e. the Berkeley at Saks will be on the the 202 last. The following email from Susie Jones of EG explains the different programs very well:
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 Â 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, Â 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
If you are willing to spend the extra money, this special order program would seem ideal for one who wants the best but is unwilling to spend $2500 to $3000 for the full bespoke service.