I bought a pair of EG's Ladbroke shoes today in dark oak on an 888 last. They're very nice indeed. There is one thing that is peculiar about them, however: the tongue appears to be (purposely) stitched to the inside of the quarter on the medial aspect of each shoe (only for a section of about 7 mm or so). I'm assuming, of course, that this was done on purpose on these shoes to prevent the tongue from deviating, but it does seem strange. Perhaps Bengal-Stripe could share his thoughts?