Are these the ones you are referring to? http://store.asuitablewardrobe.net/unvarnishedcedarshoetreesbysaphir.aspx
How are they compared to woodlore epic-twins? Also, do the saphir ones fit your c&j shoes nicely?
I've also had confusion with shoe trees for different grades/lasts.
Purchased some Hallams last year (benchgrade) and got the their standard shoe tress (with the sticker 631 - I imagine that's the last number?). They fitted perfectly.
I recently boguht some Audleys (handgrade line) in the same size and those standard shoe trees are a real push and don't fit in the same way (feels like shoe trees are too big). Even if I do manage toget them in, they're extremely difficult to take out (without, it seems, scratching the leather inside).
I've received the same advice that the benchgrade shoe trees should fit all shoes (including handgrade), but I also remember once being told that they did spceial shoe trees for the handgrade shoes. When I visited a store last weeked, they said the darker brown she trees were instead for certain longer/narrower shoes.
Very confused. I think I'll just take my Audleys and current shoe trees down to the store and see what they suggest.
Damn.. That won't be too easy living in Norway.. How would I go about to get these exchanged? Ralph Lauren don't do international orders, so I have my doubts they would let me exchange these from Norway.. That is, if they even qualify for an exchange since I've already used them once..
That makes very good sense! But I need some help to understand this correctly. You say the shoes are not beyond repairing.. Why is it that they will sustain damage if I wear them? Because of the forgotten staple? Or because the inseam is not tight enough?
I bought them from a guy here on StyFo. I don't know if it is fair to have him sort this out, but it wouldn't hurt asking.. Maybe he wants to help out