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Having said that, G&G offer individual last-specific trees at about the same price points as EG so it seems a shame that EG don't, if only to remove any nagging doubts in customers' minds. 

 

- Julian

 

G&G shoe trees are almost twice as expensive at £138.00 per pair vs Edward Green's £72 

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hazel dovers this morning.
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hazel dovers this morning.

Nice, what last were these made on?
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202
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Originally Posted by bespoken pa View Post



hazel dovers this morning.

nephew,
looking good, wear in good health
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Originally Posted by JulianL View Post


I had the same discussion as DpprDr when I asked about lasted trees in the EG London store. The rationale that I was given for this is pretty much as archetypal_yuppie stated, that if the main body of the foot was similar there isn't much point in having different versions of the last for different toe boxes. I'm lucky that my preferred lasts are the 888 and 82 which are, as I understand it, directly derived from the 202 so the standard 202-based last should fit my shoes pretty well when I get them (5 months since order but there could still be another 5 months to wait).

Having said that, G&G offer individual last-specific trees at about the same price points as EG so it seems a shame that EG don't, if only to remove any nagging doubts in customers' minds. Does anyone know how the lasts are made? Are the blocks of wood cut on some fancy computer-controlled lathe using data generated by a laser scan of a production last? I find it hard to imagine that the shoe trees are carved by hand since that would seem to be too inaccurate and way too expensive.

- Julian

The shoe trees produced by most English ready-to-wear shoe makers are made by an advanced lathe. In G&G's case the same maker that produce the G&G lasts also does the lasted trees (we use the same maker for our trees). I do not know who makes the trees for Edward Green, I don't think they use the same last maker. There's a handful of last makers still around in Northampton and most of them make their bread and butter from shoe trees, if you buy a pair of high quality English shoes with branded shoe trees they are bound to be from one of these few last makers. I don't know any shoe maker who actually produces their own trees.
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The shoe trees produced by most English ready-to-wear shoe makers are made by an advanced lathe. In G&G's case the same maker that produce the G&G lasts also does the lasted trees (we use the same maker for our trees). I do not know who makes the trees for Edward Green, I don't think they use the same last maker. There's a handful of last makers still around in Northampton and most of them make their bread and butter from shoe trees, if you buy a pair of high quality English shoes with branded shoe trees they are bound to be from one of these few last makers. I don't know any shoe maker who actually produces their own trees.[/quote]

100% correct but John Lobb St James make their own last and lasted shoe trees although this may also be sub contracted out sometimes.
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I'm almost certain EG sources their trees from an outside party. When visiting the factory store earlier theis year I noticed a wall of boxed shoe trees labeled with the name of another company. The boxes were a cream/off-white and brown/black color colour
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Shoe trees: serious bizness

In related news, I was waiting for my carryon bag to go thru X-rays a few hours ago and could clearly see the outline of my EG shoe trees on the screen. The TSA agent took a long, exaggerated pause while looking at the image - i suppose because it was a suspicious-lookingitem? - while I thought to myself, this probably won't be the first time Styleforum would have caused someone to be anally violated, but this might be the first time in this particular manner.
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So are you going to tell us or what? How did the trees fit and what size would you recommend for a snug fit
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I'm almost certain EG sources their trees from an outside party. When visiting the factory store earlier theis year I noticed a wall of boxed shoe trees labeled with the name of another company. The boxes were a cream/off-white and brown/black color colour

Of course they do. They're not a woodworking company.
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Saint Crispin's also make their own (lasted) shoe trees.
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As I skimmed the previous messages too quickly, they read like:
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could clearly see the outline of my EG shoe trees on the screen...while I thought to myself, this probably won't be the first time Styleforum would have caused someone to be anally violated, but this might be the first time in this particular manner.
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How did the trees fit and what size would you recommend for a snug fit?
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The shoe trees produced by most English ready-to-wear shoe makers are made by an advanced lathe. In G&G's case the same maker that produce the G&G lasts also does the lasted trees (we use the same maker for our trees). I do not know who makes the trees for Edward Green, I don't think they use the same last maker.

Springline?
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Figured the thread could do with a little more Westminster before (if) they get a new home.

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