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I wish everyone a blessed holiday season. May this Christmas bring you comfort, joy, peace and happiness to last throughout the coming year!
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Happy Holidays Everybody!!!
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Happy Holiday Gents
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A heartwarming Christmas story (at least for me):

Over Thanksgiving I found myself in London with spare time to make the train ride to Northampton for the factory sale. I managed to pick up three pairs of EGs, including a lovely handsewn pair of Ectons. It turns out these were seconds merely because of uneven antiquing/burnishing in the polish. But Lady Luck was watching over me, as the good folks working the sale included the woman responsible for finishing/polishing, who offered to redo the antiquing. Only problem: I was returning to NYC the next day. Solution? The fellow working with her, one of the only two craftsman who do the hand-sewing (including this very pair, I might add), offered to hand deliver them to me when he came to NYC for family holiday on Boxing Day.

So...tomorrow my pair of newly-re-antiqued chestnut Ectons arrive. Needless to say, I'm excited. And since I know he had room in his luggage for my shoes, I know he'll have room for the bottle of Eagle Rare bourbon waiting for him.

Happy Christmas, indeed.
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A heartwarming Christmas story (at least for me):

Over Thanksgiving I found myself in London with spare time to make the train ride to Northampton for the factory sale. I managed to pick up three pairs of EGs, including a lovely handsewn pair of Ectons. It turns out these were seconds merely because of uneven antiquing/burnishing in the polish. But Lady Luck was watching over me, as the good folks working the sale included the woman responsible for finishing/polishing, who offered to redo the antiquing. Only problem: I was returning to NYC the next day. Solution? The fellow working with her, one of the only two craftsman who do the hand-sewing (including this very pair, I might add), offered to hand deliver them to me when he came to NYC for family holiday on Boxing Day.

So...tomorrow my pair of newly-re-antiqued chestnut Ectons arrive. Needless to say, I'm excited. And since I know he had room in his luggage for my shoes, I know he'll have room for the bottle of Eagle Rare bourbon waiting for him.

Happy Christmas, indeed.


Very nice of them indeed.

 

Congrats!!

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Great story! I wish I could visit. I've found my EG shoes to be my absolute favorite out of all my shoes. I had a hellish week and all I did was wear my EGs.
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That is a great story. I was really impressed with the staff when I was there with Cleav earlier this month.
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For the guys that are too cheap to buy the EG shoe trees, what shoe trees do you guys use?

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For the guys that are too cheap to buy the EG shoe trees, what shoe trees do you guys use?

I know this is not the answer your looking for but I'm going to go ahead and voice my opinion anyway. For shoes that cost this much, I only buy Edward Green shoe trees. For me the reasons are simple. Part of the reason they cost so much is because they look so great. lasted or semi lasted shoe trees tend to work best. Comparatively small investment especially when your talking about shoes that should last you a good number of years. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now.
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For the guys that are too cheap to buy the EG shoe trees, what shoe trees do you guys use?

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I know this is not the answer your looking for but I'm going to go ahead and voice my opinion anyway. For shoes that cost this much, I only buy Edward Green shoe trees. For me the reasons are simple. Part of the reason they cost so much is because they look so great. lasted or semi lasted shoe trees tend to work best. Comparatively small investment especially when your talking about shoes that should last you a good number of years. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now.

I'll play the other side:

Even at the factory sale, the EG shoe trees are quite dear in price. Don't get me wrong: they are fantastic and gorgeous, and lasted to the shoes. But at the end of the day, Woodlore (or other quality cedar shoe trees) fulfill the role perfectly well, and at a quarter the price. I've never noticed any difference in shoe wear between lasted and third party shoe trees.

I thought long and hard about this, but all things being equal, I'd rather save the money and put it toward another pair of EGs. However, I don't fault anyone for going for the EG lasted trees. Truth be told, I wish I had them. But I also know that if I had them, I'd only be able to buy fewer pairs of EGs.

So, what is more important to you? There is no wrong answer.
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I know this is not the answer your looking for but I'm going to go ahead and voice my opinion anyway. For shoes that cost this much, I only buy Edward Green shoe trees. For me the reasons are simple. Part of the reason they cost so much is because they look so great. lasted or semi lasted shoe trees tend to work best. Comparatively small investment especially when your talking about shoes that should last you a good number of years. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now.

 

You're 100% correct.

 

If you intend to keep the shoes for 10+ years...its a minor investment to help get your money's worth out of them. 

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I know this is not the answer your looking for but I'm going to go ahead and voice my opinion anyway. For shoes that cost this much, I only buy Edward Green shoe trees. For me the reasons are simple. Part of the reason they cost so much is because they look so great. lasted or semi lasted shoe trees tend to work best. Comparatively small investment especially when your talking about shoes that should last you a good number of years. Ok, I'll get off my soap box now.

I just purchased four pairs and while it sucks to shell out that kind of money for shoe trees it makes me feel better that I'm doing all that I can to take care of the things I worked so hard to acquire.
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I just purchased four pairs and while it socks to shell out that kind of money for shoe trees it makes me feel better that I'm doing all that I can to take care of the things I worked so hard to acquire.

Agreed.
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For the guys that are too cheap to buy the EG shoe trees, what shoe trees do you guys use?

Woodlore.
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For the guys that are too cheap to buy the EG shoe trees, what shoe trees do you guys use?

The Ralph Lauren purple label trees that were made by EG. Not sure if these are still available, but they were a steal at under $40 on sale.
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