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The simple answer.... YES.

The in depth answer, read this thread when you have a few months...fing02%5B1%5D.gif
http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc

I am surprised by the price range of shoe trees with Cheaney cedarwood £65 compared to Herring £35 - both British made so hopefully FSC sustainable wood. Amazon and other sites sell cedar shoe trees for as little as £15. Cheaney beech wood shoe trees are £40 so I am undecided between the Herring cedar and Cheaney beech.
post #947 of 990
Shoe factories, as far as I know, never make their own shoe trees. All are re-branded stuff and rarely worth the markup prices. G&Gs are an exception because their shoe lasts have such strong shapes that readymade trees can never support them like the orinals.
post #948 of 990
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Originally Posted by AndrewDu View Post

I am surprised by the price range of shoe trees with Cheaney cedarwood £65 compared to Herring £35 - both British made so hopefully FSC sustainable wood. Amazon and other sites sell cedar shoe trees for as little as £15. Cheaney beech wood shoe trees are £40 so I am undecided between the Herring cedar and Cheaney beech.

Unless they're lasted, there is no value in buying expensive branded trees. All spring-loaded trees are much of a muchness. Jones the Bookmaker often has them on sale, if you live near a store, otherwise I've had good deals from Cathcart Elliott online. £15-20 is a sensible price.
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Originally Posted by atia2 View Post

Unless they're lasted, there is no value in buying expensive branded trees. All spring-loaded trees are much of a muchness. Jones the Bookmaker often has them on sale, if you live near a store, otherwise I've had good deals from Cathcart Elliott online. £15-20 is a sensible price.

Thanks. The spring loaded look like the more logical option, for a better fit. Currently £40 in Jones so I will maybe hang on for a sale. I am using my Cheaney sparingly for days with more important meetings so should be fine for a while yet. Still a strong, but pleasant, new leather aroma
post #950 of 990
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Please can anyone advise which is the wider fitting last, the 236 or 341. I am looking for a black cap toe Oxford and come down to either the Connaught (236) F width or the Radstock (341) G width. I have neither of these lasts so wonder which would give the greater width. Does anyone with a wide foot have experience of either of these please?
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Recently came across this pair of santoni goodyears in my travels at a nice discount. I've been contemplating going back to purchase. The double leather sole and fudged welt seem a bit at odds stylistically with the straight cap design. Still, the welt is not much chunkier than, say, the 270 hand welt on my bonafe shoes. I really want to get out of my BB park avenues. Thoughts?
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Recently came across this pair of santoni goodyears in my travels at a nice discount. I've been contemplating going back to purchase. The double leather sole and fudged welt seem a bit at odds stylistically with the straight cap design. Still, the welt is not much chunkier than, say, the 270 hand welt on my bonafe shoes. I really want to get out of my BB park avenues. Thoughts?

During what type of functions will you be wearing this shoe? Also how much will you be paying for them? Perhaps we can find another alternative in a similar price range that doesn't have the 360 welt and storm welt.
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Hey guys looking to buy a black cap toe for around $400 or less.  Could anyone recommend some that have a heel height of approximately 1.5 inches, or slightly more? Thanks!

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Hey guys looking to buy a black cap toe for around $400 or less.  Could anyone recommend some that have a heel height of approximately 1.5 inches, or slightly more? Thanks!

I believe 1.5 inches is considered significantly high, higher than typical. I thing the Alfred Sargent heel is considered high and with the pound down, can be had for less than 500.
post #956 of 990

Anyone on here got any experience with Cheaney's city line oxfords? Tried a pair on today but not sure how they compare to the likes of Loakes 1880's or Benchgrade C&J's?

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I have a pair of Fenchurch semi brogues. They are nice shoes, decent quality leather and take a good shine. I'd take a Benchgrade C&J over both brands every time, although they are at different price points. 

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Originally Posted by jonathanS View Post

Anthony Cleverley black cap toes. (I do not think this one had been added.)

















nice, how are the sizing on this? Are they like GG/EG (1/2 down from US) or CJ (one size down from US)?
post #959 of 990
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Originally Posted by clee1982 View Post

nice, how are the sizing on this? Are they like GG/EG (1/2 down from US) or CJ (one size down from US)?

One size down from US

More size references here:
http://www.styleforum.net/t/367014/cleverley-appreciation-thread#post_8532355
post #960 of 990

Yes, one size down - like C&J

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