After much sole searching (bad pun) I have decided to finally break down and get my first pair of bespoke shoes. I was hoping I could get some opinions on who I should go with. I obviously want the best possible pair shoes for my money, but I am working under the impression that when it comes to bespoke shoes the construction is very similar from maker to maker. Is that a safe assumption, or am I way off base here? I am looking for a fairly conventional/conservative design, so that shouldn't be an issue either. I guess the big thing I want are shoes that fit absolutely perfect, look good, and at the best possible price. Does anyone have recommendations? I am in Greenwich, CT and I can easily get down to NYC, so I would think that I should have some options...although, I am not sure that I want to fly all the way to Budapest, so Vass is probably out of the running. By the way, thanks to A. Harris for the great pictures and awesome write up about his experience buying the pair of Vass. I would love to hear who A. Harris, Bengal-Stripe, Naturlaut, Steve, or anyone else for that matter, think I should look at.