(copied from AA temporary forum) I've come across a surprisingly competent shoemaker while traveling here in Asia--I'm on a sabbatical from NYC--and am hoping this will be the next Jantzen. One customer's last. I saw some photos that customers brought in to be copied--spotted some that resemble the EG Inverness, Grenson Stowe in the sea of more "fashion-forward" designs. A sample. Production of the shoes is a one-man and an assistant operation--the work is done by hands. I've been wearing my first pair from the shoemaker--a brown calf closed-toe--for about 2 months, and impressed with the fit, have been talking to the shoemaker about having his services available to overseas customers. We're thinking about getting a self-measurement form and starting by accepting a small number of orders. The forum really got my interest in clothing started, and I'd welcome you guys' comments.