Originally Posted by bengal-stripe
I like them!
Normally I have a problem with butterfly loafers as they are usually very low-vamped, but these ones aren't.
P.S. Why didn't you go for those phallic shoe trees?
Hmmm, bengal, what makes you ask that question...
Actually, having seen the so-called beaver-tail trees up-front, they're very striking, they're classic three-piece trees and they're made in the "rules of the art" as the French say (sorry for literal translation, but crashing headache) -- which is to say the beaver-tail piece is made out of a single piece of wood. However, I demurred for my own reasons:
1) Storage -- having that thing sticking up would get in the way in my shoe rack and would pose a problem putting the shoes in bags
2) Convenience -- I prefer hinged trees rather than wedging the third piece in and
3) Expense -- having them made would have been extra money and likely time.
I really do feel it's not the size of the tree that matters, but how I use it.
Baron Demon? Bateman, the due dil' is always worth it. It's the Blackberry that makes me feel like a character in the science-fiction short story "The Winner" (Donald Westlake?) who has an electronic implant that causes him escalating amounts of pain the farther away he gets from his prison.