I am going to necro this thread rather than ask the same exact question. :icon_smile_big:
Top of RTW English shoe-making? IMO it's the Dover. balance and gravitas. The Willow calf- Dark Oak, as below, is my fav EG skin, and the 82 below, is my fav last. Don't think they do the willow anymore (it's boarded in one direction to get the variegated finish) but the ordinary dark oak is so versatile it's hard to beat- and to my eye the EG antiquing is at its best on this color. The 82 last, elongated round, makes the Dover a dressy shoe that it's not so much on the 202. Haven't tried it on the 888 but from pics it works.I am going to be placing an order for a pair of Edward Green's Dover shoe in the next week or two. I'm thinking dark oak might be the most versatile, though I also like burnt pine. Also, regarding the lasts -- does anyone have an opinion on what the most elegant last number is? Would any of the square-toed lasts "work" with the Dover, such as the 888?