Because they're made in England, and because they're PL. EG makes (or has, until recently, made) the PL shoes. That said, something is odd here. Even if we assume these aren't by EG, these shoes are still priced abnormally low. Every other PL laceup is $850 or more; even a change in supplier wouldn't spur a price reduction of $525. (I wouldn't expect any price reduction at all, even if the PL line were taken over by a much lesser maker.) At the $325 price point, I'd expect these shoes to be made by the mysterious Italian company. But they're clearly made in England. And that doesn't make sense. Even the C&Js are significantly more expensive than $325. So what's going on? Be interesting to see how this shakes out... Right. This driving loafer is what you typically get for the low threes in a PL shoe. It's $310. Explain that v. either the suede shoe shown or the calf shoe described at $325.