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Eton shirt and I'll check the tie when I get home.
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Oh and in case anyone else was wondering, Septieme Largeur does NOT refund VAT. Reason being is that when using a North American IP address, the pricing is automatically updated and VAT deducted (like most sites). So what we see is the price, plus shipping.

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For anyone looking for good shoe trees at a great price, check out Brooks Brothers. With the Corporate Members sale today, shoe trees are $26 all in.
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Originally Posted by Duppy View Post

For anyone looking for good shoe trees at a great price, check out Brooks Brothers. With the Corporate Members sale today, shoe trees are $26 all in.

Thanks so much. I seriously forgot about the shoe trees and I left the store 2 hours ago.

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Thanks so much. I seriously forgot about the shoe trees and I left the store 2 hours ago.

 

If it's any consolation, the trees can be picked up nearly anywhere unbranded. IIRC they're Rochester or Woodlore and run around $16-$20 typically. Check Marshalls/Winners, I think I picked mine up for $12 from the last time I went to New York at Century 21. Nordstrom Rack has them too.

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If it's any consolation, the trees can be picked up nearly anywhere unbranded. IIRC they're Rochester or Woodlore and run around $16-$20 typically. Check Marshalls/Winners, I think I picked mine up for $12 from the last time I went to New York at Century 21. Nordstrom Rack has them too.

I usually got mine from Moneysworth&Best on Amazon for $20. But couldn't seem to find any cheap one with brass knob besides BB though.


Edited by nqtri - 3/11/16 at 2:18pm
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What preference does everyone have for trees, sized or the spring-type which covers more sizes?
Sir Beecs makes a fantastic set, sized and filing the entire shoe making more internal contact. A bit pricier than some of the others out there.
post #2963 of 4449
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What preference does everyone have for trees, sized or the spring-type which covers more sizes?
Sir Beecs makes a fantastic set, sized and filing the entire shoe making more internal contact. A bit pricier than some of the others out there.

 

These seem to be a copy of Woodlore Epics for slightly cheaper: 

 

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00BZH43BY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

 

They fit my 11UK shoes reasonably well - no complaints.

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Originally Posted by casadisartoria View Post

What preference does everyone have for trees, sized or the spring-type which covers more sizes?
Sir Beecs makes a fantastic set, sized and filing the entire shoe making more internal contact. A bit pricier than some of the others out there.

 

I always go for sized and full fitting ones. Sir Beecs is a perfect example of a generic shoe tree. Doesn't work very well for chisel toe ones though... but you can get Saphir's black edition shoe tree for that. 

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For the Oly lifters among us, just like last time round, $83 AdiPowers - tax in, free express shipping. White/Black colourway. No conditions!



This is so great. I'm loving my Romaleos but would get these in a heartbeat at this price.
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For the Oly lifters among us, just like last time round, $83 AdiPowers - tax in, free express shipping. White/Black colourway. No conditions!

 

 

Did the sale end already?

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The Saphir black is a great tree!
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Grabbed this from reddit tonight, pretty neat (if this is new info) dress shoe anatomy.

 

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Decided to take one for the team and see how Sole Survivor does with a half sole on some Alden Longwings. 

 

My impression so far: Cheap ($25), Long wait time (2 weeks at the moment), no Vibrarm offerings but the options seemed just as good

 

Inquired about Reheeling ($20 for commando, $30 for Cats Paw heels), and heel taps ($5 plastic, $10 steel) as well.

 

Follow up: The work is great, but the customer service has issues. Went to pick them up today and the half sole isn't the one I chose. Apparently the one I was offered was too small for my shoes (precut) so they made a decision without informing me, which I didn't appreciate. To be fair the owner, Lo, is working to correct the situation by calling suppliers to get what I want in my size. Definitely a pain in the ass when the wait time is 2+ weeks (waited 16 days total).

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Originally Posted by casadisartoria View Post

What preference does everyone have for trees, sized or the spring-type which covers more sizes?
Sir Beecs makes a fantastic set, sized and filing the entire shoe making more internal contact. A bit pricier than some of the others out there.


Our recommendation is for lasted shoe trees whenever possible. Granted, not every shoemaker makes lasted trees but a lot do make sized shoe trees, which may or may not have springs, but those would be better for their shoes than a generic tree from a third party.   

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