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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post

Sorry....I have only these pictures.

Perhaps...not digged

yeah, maybe not. Still quite good looking though.
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John Lobb Aero Shoe Trees

Extra hollow Aero

 

http://thenakedapegetsdressed.blogspot.jp/2011/01/aero-shoe-trees.html

http://www.johnlobbltd.co.uk/catalogue/fullsize_images/Websitetreesslippers/Trees/Shoetrees/thumb.htm

post #453 of 2750
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Lobb St.James trees.....I recall their prices are in an epic level lol8[1].gif
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G&G,GC,EG Bespoke Shoe Trees

Legendary EG Bespoke, so beautiful trees!

 

http://horatio-hanna.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2010/07/shoe-trees.html

 

 

 

post #455 of 2750
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That's a decent price. SC PRET is cheaper although SC doesn't have an actual maker doing the last customization.

Dover has better aesthetics but this pair has much better construction.


Comparing EG`s Dover with a Semi-Bespoke Hiro Yanagimachi may not be a good comparison. Probably not fair to imply that Hiro`s Derby is a Dover wannabe.

If I want a Made in Japan Dover alternative, maybe I should look for something that looks more obviously similar lol8[1].gif

MIYAGI KOGYO`s U-tip derby, the FUJIBANA, may actually be the Japanese answer to Dover. I remember reading about Miyagi Kogyo`s boss being obsessed with Edward Green. So I`m not so surprised that these look so much like Dover.
In fact, they are really well made, I tried them once a year ago, and remember really liking them. Priced at ¥55,000 or so ($560 or 365 GBP)

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Miyagi Kogyo`s FUJIBANA. There is also a soft square toe version.

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Apron details

I also recall doing a translation of a dissection done by MEN`S EX, so here it is (open the link, not image)
MiyagiKogyo5.jpg

And here the dissection of a EG Dover from MEN`S EX I did a long while ago. Enjoy!
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post #456 of 2750
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Up close shot of Hiro`s apron stitches. Very clean.


Close up of my EG Dover on the 82 Last - Double sole....as promised.

 

 

 

 

 

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And a couple pics of my shoe fix for March 2013 ....

 

Left = EG Dover

Middle = Vass

Right = Saint Crispin

 

 

March 2013...
 

post #458 of 2750
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Close up of my EG Dover on the 82 Last - Double sole....as promised.
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I haven't seen willow for a long time. Very nice.
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Willow Calf is RARE....very hard to source....

 

They were made several years ago....taking me some time to source these.
 

post #460 of 2750
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Willow Calf is RARE....very hard to source....

They were made several years ago....taking me some time to source these.

 

Yes, Very very nice. The leather looks awesome.

Btw, the Miyagi Kogyo I posted above uses Japanese Kip. Using imported calf will probably drive up the price.

But yeah, Miyagi and EG shoes don`t belong in the same sentence in many ways lol8[1].gif

But it is kind of nice to know that EG shoes are the inspirations and the models for some of these nicer Japanese makers like Miyagi Kogyo. Not just in style / appearance, but the details in construction too. There are lots of respect for English shoemaking tradition here for sure.
post #461 of 2750
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Originally Posted by BespokeMakers View Post

G&G,GC,EG Bespoke Shoe Trees

Legendary EG Bespoke, so beautiful trees!

 

http://horatio-hanna.cocolog-nifty.com/blog/2010/07/shoe-trees.html

 

 

 

 

JLP and Herve Brunelle bespoke shoe trees put these to shame.  These are machine copied trees.

 

Was looking for similar JLP/Brunelle/Delos grade trees from Japan.  Or at the very least, Saint Crispin's.

 

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JLP and Herve Brunelle bespoke shoe trees put these to shame.  These are machine copied trees.

 

Was looking for similar JLP/Brunelle/Delos grade trees from Japan.  Or at the very least, Saint Crispin's.

 

 

 

 

Sorry, I couldn't help you.

Saint Crispin's own made shoe trees in the workshop.

Made to spend 8 hours per pair

If a Japanese maker makes same shoe trees, become very expensive.

 

 

Saint Crispin's - Making hollowed shoe trees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDiywI8myTs

http://dyshoes.fc2web.com/stcrispins.htm

post #463 of 2750
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Sorry, I couldn't help you.

Saint Crispin's own made shoe trees in the workshop.

Made to spend 8 hours per pair

If a Japanese maker makes same shoe trees, become very expensive.

 

 

Saint Crispin's - Making hollowed shoe trees

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDiywI8myTs

http://dyshoes.fc2web.com/stcrispins.htm

The boy on the right looks very young....

post #464 of 2750
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The boy on the right looks very young....

lol8[1].gif the article says he`s 20yrs old (in 2007).
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lol8[1].gif the article says he`s 20yrs old (in 2007).

 

Thank you Nutcracker - maybe the one on the left is 20.... 

 

Anyway, some home truth about Rom:

 

The average salary in Romania might be some $400, but the truth is that most people do not earn this much, but are more likely to earn about $300/month/net in Transylvanian cities.



Source: Romania: Average Salary, Income, Real Wage and Salary Growth | Romania Central
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