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Originally Posted by velvel87 View Post

Someone asked me this question and I want to be sure about the answer before offering it.

Do Gaziano & Girling shoes require the use of their lasted shoe trees or can a standard shoe tree be used?

I am assuming a standard shoe tree will work fine, but want to be sure.

If you are able to find trees that will fit then you can certainly use them and they don't have to say Gaziano and Girling on the tree. Personally for shoes like Edward Green, John Lobb, and G&G I'll use their branded or Lasted trees but imagine there are many who probably do not if for no other reason than they are fairly expensive. Vass and St Crispins as well but their shoes tend to come with the trees. For me the branded or Lasted trees are part of the whole package and experience.
Edited by dddrees - 8/29/15 at 5:58pm
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Has anyone recieved the skoak thorpes yet and can post pictures in natural light. TiA
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

If you are able to find trees that will fit then you can certainly use them and they don't have to say Gaziano and Girling on the tree. Personally for shoes like Edward Green, John Lobb, and G&G I'll use their branded or Lasted trees but imagine there are many who probably do not if for no other reason than they are fairly expensive. Vass and St Crispins as well but their shoes tend to come with the trees. For me the branded or Lasted trees are part of the whole package and experience.

Less shoe trees = moar shoes.

I'd probably have 5 less EG/GG shoes if I bought one for all my shoes. I do think they looked pretty when they came varnished and were three pieces for boots. Now they barely look better than woodlore epics.
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Has anyone recieved the skoak thorpes yet and can post pictures in natural light. TiA

There's one guy that stated in the Skoak thread that he had received his, but as yet he hasn't posted any pics.
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I am not IM doc I did anesthiology & then did FS in PM they do have it combine or not combine depending upon school some do and lot don't. Just like a quest program few school have them not all. What school did you go to?

 

yea that is nice because i have never heard of that combined program for residency to fellowship before. I am familiar with the accelerated college to med school programs though. I went to Temple for med school (Philadelphia)

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All this MD talk smile.gif So why aren't there many psychiatrists now? Is it not a glamorous area of medicine anymore?

I always thought it was a good specialty especially if you like to dress well as you don't have to get too "hands on" with patients.

 

yea that is true. you can dress up everyday and not have to worry about getting messy at all. 

I'm in foot/ankle surgery so that is how most people can accept my obsession with shoes, but i can only wear them during office hours and try to keep wound care days separate when possible. Then of course i just wear sneakers when in the OR. i won't take a chance at messing up my nice shoes in there. haha

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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post


If you are able to find trees that will fit then you can certainly use them and they don't have to say Gaziano and Girling on the tree. Personally for shoes like Edward Green, John Lobb, and G&G I'll use their branded or Lasted trees but imagine there are many who probably do not if for no other reason than they are fairly expensive. Vass and St Crispins as well but their shoes tend to come with the trees. For me the branded or Lasted trees are part of the whole package and experience.


i agree. If you can afford the lasted trees, they are well worth it and add to the experience/package of this high end level of footwear.

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If I am paying 1000$ plus for a shoe might as well get a lasted tree or branded tree normall tree work too but lasted one work better depending upon the shoe for example whole cut I would want the shoe tree that will accommodate the whole shoe. But to each there own I have bought actual tree for all my G&G & EG shoes.
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Originally Posted by TtownMD View Post

If I am paying 1000$ plus for a shoe might as well get a lasted tree or branded tree normall tree work too but lasted one work better depending upon the shoe for example whole cut I would want the shoe tree that will accommodate the whole shoe. But to each there own I have bought actual tree for all my G&G & EG shoes.


same idea here. for the major price paid already, what is an extra $100-150? It is worth it when breaking up the cost of the shoe over a few years.

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Only shoe tree I do t care for it use generic woodland or Jose a bank tree is for carmina
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same idea here. for the major price paid already, what is an extra $100-150? It is worth it when breaking up the cost of the shoe over a few years.

With the amount of shoes I bought that would have been an extra 3-5k on trees in the past year and a half. To each his own though.
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Originally Posted by Ironist View Post

Less shoe trees = moar shoes.

I'd probably have 5 less EG/GG shoes if I bought one for all my shoes. I do think they looked pretty when they came varnished and were three pieces for boots. Now they barely look better than woodlore epics.

Different strokes for different folks, and I can certainly understand your reasoning. Good thing for me I'm only at the point it might have been about two more shoes at this point. LOL

But anyhow my method still works for me and when purchased in a more spread out fashion over time it's not as noticeable as when shoes are purchased in bunches of ten or more at a time. LOL
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With the amount of shoes I bought that would have been an extra 3-5k on trees in the past year and a half. To each his own though.

Oh I get it, hence my previous post which I was composing as you where composing your response. LOL
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post

Different strokes for different folks, and I can certainly understand your reasoning. Good thing for me I'm only at the point it might have been about two more shoes at this point. LOL

But anyhow my method still works for me and when purchased in a more spread out fashion over time it's not as noticeable as when shoes are purchased in bunches of ten or more at a time. LOL

Yeah no kidding. If I only bought one shoe a year I'd get shoe trees. When you get 10 shoes at a time? Pass... Then again I should have passed on buying so many so fast, I can't really appreciate them when I get a new shipment every week... Curse the exchange rate. If the price had never dropped I would never have any EG and GG since it would have been out of my price range.
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Lol @ Ironist that is why I switched to stcrispin & evening out my shoe distribution lol but still love the G&G
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Lol @ Ironist that is why I switched to stcrispin & evening out my shoe distribution lol but still love the G&G

Did you cancel the sinatra? Say it ain't so.
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