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post #4036 of 11985
8.5 uk?
post #4037 of 11985

10.5. Being pretty lenient on the price (Best offer), I know I'm asking too much.

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Springline?

Correct.

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Originally Posted by Farhad19620 View Post

100% correct but John Lobb St James make their own last and lasted shoe trees although this may also be sub contracted out sometimes.

I don't know this for certain because I've never worked with Lobb, but I think JL designs the lasts, but it's a subcontractor that produces them (just like G&G), and their trees as well. I mean even Church's use subcontractors for lasts and trees.

The original last is almost always made up in wood at the last makers workshop, in close collaboration with the client (shoemaker), adding and changing bits here and there until the shoemaker or designer is satisfied. It is then replicated in plastic (almost everyone has moved away from wooden lasts these days, the plastic ones are more durable and does not shrink or swell depending on humidity and temperature) and scaled into different widths and sizes. They are then sent over to the shoemaker who use them in their RTW production. And because the subcontractor has the machinery and know-how, they also make the shoe trees.


post #4039 of 11985

la cordonnerie anglaise
 

post #4040 of 11985
Wh
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Figured the thread could do with a little more Westminster before (if) they get a new home.

What last are these on?
post #4041 of 11985
I'll guess 888
post #4042 of 11985

Correct. Very negotiable on price. I LOVE the shoes but they just don't look that great on my feet. But if they don't sell in like 9-10 days, I'll gladly keep them.

post #4043 of 11985

Not selling any more. Whatever these could fund if sold could probably be had at that price for a while. The great price Pat offered won't be had very often.

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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.

 

I was stopped in Vienna last year by Austrian customs - had 4 pairs of Vass and 3 pairs of Saint Crispin with trees....They were more interested in the Vass shoes.....as they had metal springs in the trees...Interesting conversation with the Custom guys about shoes.
post #4046 of 11985
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Originally Posted by michaelvl View Post

Yes, E.G. offers it as the model Carnegie.

I was reading the reviews.

This is a glued sole?? Not even welted?
post #4047 of 11985
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This is a glued sole?? Not even welted?

This is deliberately to keep the sole as thin and as narrow as possible. After all, those are evening shoes: the only outdoor wear they get is from the car/taxi into the venue.

At EG (don't know about RLPL's pricing) the "Carnegie" sells for less than it's welted brethren.
post #4048 of 11985
I have the Holborn in black patent leather and it is glued. I hope it will be repairable in the future.
post #4049 of 11985

Edward Green makes and sells a welted calf version of the Carnegie. In the past, RLPL has also offered the same model under the name Peering on the 89 last, which I have.  I find the calf and welts superior to patent and glue!

 

I have seen glued EG formal shoes for between $125 and $900.  Personally, I would not pay much for glued/cemented EG formal shoes, particularly when they cannot be easily resoled. 

post #4050 of 11985
Why would you need to resole formal shoes, I mean seriously it's not like any of us goes to black tie every night
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