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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post

this comment makes no sense, i doubt any tree coated or not will help with this, why would you want to retain the moisture absorbed in the tree in the shoe, if you want to let the air you best to leave the tree out for a short time before you insert it back in.

from all the shoe makers i have ever spoken too, the general purpose of the tree it to retain the shape and preserve the leather from excess creasing - does nothing for absorbing moisture coated or not - AFAIK this is a myth

You are both right and wrong, AFAIK. To let shoes dry fast just air does it best, or with some paper stuck in. But since you want to retain the shoes shape and flatten the sole out, you need shoe trees. If you have plastic or coated (G&G trees are not coated BTW, they are stained, same function as non treated wood trees) the leather is not allowed to breath at all, and all moisture needs to go out through the upper side. Takes more time to dry, and isn't good for the lining leather (imagine covering the outside of the shoe with thin plastic sheeting after every use, and just let it dry through the inside of the shoe and for long period of times have plastic tightly to the leather pores). Wood lets the leather breath which is the main benefit, and then it do absorb some moisture too, but not that much though.

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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Any thoughts on the Skoak_ShoeTrees for G&G shoes? I remember someone mentioning G&G Boot Trees being available for Bespoke customers only?

They work great, shape is more or less Mh71 copy.
Edited by j ingevaldsson - 7/12/14 at 5:34am
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I'm glad for all the action on this thread, keep it coming gents lurker[1].gif
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Edited by DWFII - 7/12/14 at 7:42am
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Creases develop in shoes under the influence of heat and moisture--the foot is constantly infusing moisture into the leather.

Reversing or mitigating that creasing is best...and perhaps only...accomplished when the leather is still slightly warm and slightly (emphasis on the slightly) moist.

To "set" the leather in a "new" configuration...as with lasting...the leather needs to be slightly moist and allowed to thoroughly dry while in that configuration.

IMO...

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Edited by DWFII - 7/12/14 at 7:43am
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

Any thoughts on the Skoak_ShoeTrees for G&G shoes? I remember someone mentioning G&G Boot Trees being available for Bespoke customers only?

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Originally Posted by j ingevaldsson View Post

They work great, shape is more or less Mh71 copy.

Yeah the trees have a nice chisel and amazing color. Travel ones are super nice as well. They do for slightly big though IMO
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Anyone know what kind of leather this is? Hatch grain? Pin Grain?
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Looks like GG's highland grain leather. Similar to other brand's country calf / pebble grain.

It's a beautiful boot, love the Arran...
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Originally Posted by JubeiSpiegel View Post

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Looks like GG's highland grain leather. Similar to other brand's country calf / pebble grain.

It's a beautiful boot, love the Arran...

I remember there being issues with hatchgrain, is this similar to it? Yes love the Arran, not sure what pricing for these are nowadays.
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Originally Posted by badsha View Post

I remember there being issues with hatchgrain, is this similar to it? Yes love the Arran, not sure what pricing for these are nowadays.

I have not read/heard of any issues with GG's highland grains as of yet. I had issues with their english grain finishing, but that was a quick fix. GG highland grain is honestly very similar to most other country grain / pebble grains i have felt from other brands.

You can either look for current pricing with Bespoke, or Skoak. Not quite boot prices, but somewhere in-between...
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My wigmore's have the same highland grain as those arran's...

 

I like it...

 

and I like those arran's...they are sexy.

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Rainy July Sunday today so took a few pictures to cheer myself up :)

 

G&G Cambridge Vintage Oak on the TG73 last

 

 

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G&G Westminster - Vintage Burgundy - TG73

 

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What's the lead time on G&G these days? I ordered a pair of MTM from a retailer in Toronto last October and still haven't received them.  :confused:

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Most affiliate retailers on SF estimate anywhere from 4-6 months. You might have just been unlucky, and your MTO was delayed due to their new factory move & store opening. Maybe you should ask for an update...
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I tend to agree and think Hove is easier to coordinate. Dover is more casual and country, but  I also agree that Dover is Dover and it has its own place.   

I own 32 Last Dover and MH71 Hove.  They are very different shoes.
Can I trouble you to post a pic of them side by side? Having trouble deciding which one.
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