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my thoughts exactly
post #10412 of 18707
I finally found an EG that I felt wasn't so "vanilla". I like the u-tip design, the unique medallion and the xtra broguing throughout. Finish is typical EG, so nice, i think.

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This has got to be some of the most awful shell color matching I have ever seen. I hate the last, too.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This has got to be some of the most awful shell color matching I have ever seen. I hate the last, too.
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There are guys that will pay extra for "rare color matching) shell!!
post #10415 of 18707
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

Rotation is a factor, but proper trees is paramount. I've got some shell Borgioli Bluchers that I've worn maybe 20 times and there is barely any rippling at all.
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yeah, yeah, very funny wise guy. satisfied.gif
The amount of time even your favorite pair of shoes spends on your feet is very small versus the time they spend in storage. Even if one owned 2 pairs of shoes and wore one pair 12 hours every other day, the ratio of storage time to worn time would be 3 to 1. For SF members, the ratio is MUCH higher. THIS is why it's smart to make that "Tree Time" count! If the trees fit tightly, that's the shape they'll take. If they're loose, and the vamp is left flexed, THAT's the shape they'll take... especially with shell.

Tight trees can stretch shoes in undesirable ways. I suppose a better way to instruct is to use proper trees, i.e. lasted. The trees that came with my RLPL EGs weren't tight, but they had less toe spring than the shoe, so they effectively straightened out vamp creases without overstretching the shoe, for instance.

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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

plain.gif   but the board likes u man

You missed it, teh sarcasm smile.gif
post #10416 of 18707
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Tight trees can stretch shoes in undesirable ways. I suppose a better way to instruct is to use proper trees, i.e. lasted. The trees that came with my RLPL EGs weren't tight, but they had less toe spring than the shoe, so they effectively straightened out vamp creases without overstretching the shoe, for instance.
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You missed it, teh sarcasm smile.gif

I've seen some "lasted" trees that allow the vamp to stay somewhat flexed while being stored. I don't like that. Personally, I've never had a pair of shoes that stretched from using tightly fitting trees.
post #10417 of 18707
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

I suppose a better way to instruct is to use proper trees, i.e. lasted.

"lasted" and "proper" aren't synonymous. If lasted isn't an option, there are other "proper" options.
post #10418 of 18707
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Originally Posted by isshinryu101 View Post

"lasted" and "proper" aren't synonymous. If lasted isn't an option, there are other "proper" options.

Perhaps. But you don't want someone going out buying trees a size larger because they want them to fit "tight". The trees should either come with the shoe or be sized like the shoe. I avoid trees sized like t-shirts.
post #10419 of 18707
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Originally Posted by NORE View Post

Perhaps. But you don't want someone going out buying trees a size larger because they want them to fit "tight". The trees should either come with the shoe or be sized like the shoe. I avoid trees sized like t-shirts.

If they are "a size larger", they either won't fit or you'll have to struggle to get it in. In that situation, obviously, they're too big.

What do you mean by "sized like the shoes". By the way, this is why I prefer vintage trees. No "small, medium, large" crap. Sizes go up by shoe sizes and many widths are available.
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Where'd you find these? Are they available online?

 

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Where'd you find these? Are they available online?

They are available from Ralph Lauren. But they don't carry the glossy mahogany ones anymore, just the unfinished ash ones (which I have 5-6 pairs) for $55. I get mine from the mansion.
post #10423 of 18707
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they are nice, although not necessary.
post #10424 of 18707
I think the easy thing to do is just get the lasted trees with whatever shoes you buy and not worry about it.
post #10425 of 18707
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

This has got to be some of the most awful shell color matching I have ever seen. I hate the last, too.
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I kind of like the mismatched colors
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