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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

if its really that beneficial, why do most bespoke shoe makers uses hinged trees?  just curious.


understood, i'm talking about lasted/custom made trees.

i have only one pair of hinged trees. vintage lobb bespoke. probably the finest way to treat your shoes and the finest i ever handled in regards of trees. high class. thanks to spoo to make it happen. cheers.gif ps: saint crispin's are in the same league. i just don't own them...

my default are the three piece. imo, a step beyond the hinged. disadvantage: weight. to heavy for airplane travelling.

not lasted:

i use springloaded in loafers, trainers, sneakers. not in my dress shoes. let alone the noise is not appropriate for a fine pair of shoes.

actually, i'm a tree maniac. i have more trees than pairs of shoes and i have a sweet spot for vintage trees, which i have than adjusted by my tree maker mr. kalman berta.
post #1442 of 21772
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

if its really that beneficial, why do most bespoke shoe makers uses hinged trees?  just curious.


I am not offering an opinion on which is better, but I suspect that hinged trees are easier to make...and the hardware is relatively commonplace.
post #1443 of 21772
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

...but sprung is better 1. applies more stretching force = good esp for cordo 2. easier to insert n less likely to damage top of counter

not on raining on your parade. i solely shared my personal experience.

imo point two is negligible.
post #1444 of 21772
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

understood, i'm talking about lasted/custom made trees.
i have only one pair of hinged trees. vintage lobb bespoke. probably the finest way to treat your shoes and the finest i ever handled in regards of trees. high class. thanks to spoo to make it happen. cheers.gif ps: saint crispin's are in the same league. i just don't own them...
my default are the three piece. imo, a step beyond the hinged. disadvantage: weight. to heavy for airplane travelling.
not lasted:
i use springloaded in loafers, trainers, sneakers. not in my dress shoes. let alone the noise is not appropriate for a fine pair of shoes. actually, i'm a tree maniac. i have more trees than pairs of shoes and i have a sweet spot for vintage trees, which i have than adjusted by my tree maker mr. kalman berta.

I've never owned hinged or 3-piece trees before, but the G&G trees are probably the nicest spring-loaded trees I've ever owned. They are lasted, and the springs are silent.
Edited by commodorewheeler - 10/13/11 at 12:15pm
post #1445 of 21772
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Originally Posted by commodorewheeler View Post

I've never owned hinged or 3-piece trees before, but the G&G trees are probably the nicest spring-loaded trees I've ever owned. They are lasted, and the springs are silent.

excellent.

actually, you didn't understand what i wrote. it's obvious looking at the bolded part. so again: i use non lasted trees for loafers, trainers, etc.

...and, what's much more important. you never handled the other two. so what?
post #1446 of 21772
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

excellent.
actually, you didn't understand what i wrote. it's obvious looking at the bolded part. so again: i use non lasted trees for loafers, trainers, etc.
...and, what's much more important. you never handled the other two. so what?

Actually, I have handled bespoke Lobb trees as well as St. Crispin trees. They are really nice. I like the finish better on the G&G trees, but the design on the bespoke Lobb and St. Crispin trees is superior, IMO, since I do prefer hinged trees to spring trees when given a choice.
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woe.is.me, iyorito, great pics. thanks!

i cant figure out what I dont like about the monk straps. initially I was worried about the strap but it looks fine. i think i just prefer the cleaner, simpler look of the JL William
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Rock on Iyoriti. Is that from Chicago, New York, or what?
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IDK, I think these new ones are shoes I would best appreciate on others, but I can't see myself wearing them.
post #1451 of 21772
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

IDK, I think these new ones are shoes I would best appreciate on others, but I can't see myself wearing them.

Someone hand me a paddle. I need to smack some sense back into Spoo - or at least check that he's still Spoo. lol8[1].gif
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Originally Posted by mktitsworth View Post

Someone hand me a paddle. I need to smack some sense back into Spoo - or at least check that he's still Spoo. lol8[1].gif

Call me crazy, I just think there is one element too many in each of these.
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post

Call me crazy, I just think there is one element too many in each of these.

+1. and you are crazy
post #1454 of 21772
...yet another meh for these new models.
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Originally Posted by iyorito View Post

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Please would you tell me what colour the two double buckle shoes are - is the red one vintage cherry? The green does not look like Racing Green - it looks like a crust leather to me - is it Olive?

Many thanks

LM
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