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I just got some Alden 994's (Barrie Last). Now I am poor and still need to buy shoe trees. Do I have to spend another $50 to get Alden branded ones, or are there any other brands that would fit in the shoe and do the job for a cheaper price? Does Anyone know who makes the trees that Alden put their logo on?

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I just got some Alden 994's (Barrie Last). Now I am poor and still need to buy shoe trees. Do I have to spend another $50 to get Alden branded ones, or are there any other brands that would fit in the shoe and do the job for a cheaper price? Does Anyone know who makes the trees that Alden put their logo on?

 

All good trees are around that price if you don't go ebay wise with used ones. So just go to your local shoemaker with the shoes and buy some :)

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This is me in late 2009 when I was 367 lbs. The other picture is me from last month at 332 lbs. What do you about my weight loss?
My neck size is still 18" and 34" sleeve (as of July 1, 2012). Now my chest is 52" (it was 54"), and my waist is 56" (it was 58"). When I was 367 lbs. in late 2009, my neck size was 19.5" with 35" sleeve, plus 60" chest and 60" waist. I'm glad I lost weight. Thank you God.

Good for you, pal. I was able to lose 100 pounds myself. Keep it up! If not for your self for your loved ones!
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I just got some Alden 994's (Barrie Last). Now I am poor and still need to buy shoe trees. Do I have to spend another $50 to get Alden branded ones, or are there any other brands that would fit in the shoe and do the job for a cheaper price? Does Anyone know who makes the trees that Alden put their logo on?

$50? That's high.
You can get them from The Alden Shop in San Francisco for $35.
http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=80&ParentID=2&PageID=&Action=

I'm pretty sure they are Alden branded Woodlore, and you can get them from Woodlore for $25
http://woodlore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=woodlore&Product_Code=M-Combo-Shoe-Tree&Category_Code=Shoe-Trees

You can also pickup decent trees at a Nordstorms, if there is one near you, or at Allen Edmonds.

And yes, buy the trees. You just bought some nice shoes, take care of them.
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All good trees are around that price if you don't go ebay wise with used ones. So just go to your local shoemaker with the shoes and buy some :)

I don't believe there is a shoemaker anywhere around town, and the only place that sells Alden shoes carries nothing in stock.

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$50? That's high.
You can get them from The Alden Shop in San Francisco for $35.
http://www.aldenshop.com/Store/DrawProducts.aspx?CategoryID=80&ParentID=2&PageID=&Action=
I'm pretty sure they are Alden branded Woodlore, and you can get them from Woodlore for $25
http://woodlore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=woodlore&Product_Code=M-Combo-Shoe-Tree&Category_Code=Shoe-Trees
You can also pickup decent trees at a Nordstorms, if there is one near you, or at Allen Edmonds.
And yes, buy the trees. You just bought some nice shoes, take care of them.

 

Puttind AE trees in Alden Shoes wouldn't be bad for the shoe? Or should I just order Woodlore trees from Amazon?

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Puttind AE trees in Alden Shoes wouldn't be bad for the shoe? Or should I just order Woodlore trees from Amazon?

If I am not mistaken, AE owns Woodlore. The trees are all the same. These are all better quality generic shoe trees, made of cedar. They are made with a left food and right foot. Less expensive trees may be completely generic, fitting either foot. They will work fine in your shoes. Just be sure to get the correct size.
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How much can I expect a shirt collar to shrink after its first few washings? I recently ordered several 16"/35" shirts and all the collars measure 16.5" (button to far end of buttonhole). While the 15.5" necks I've owned for a year from the same company measure 15.5"
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Thank You Archivist...

I found a shoes marked John Lobb in cursive writing on both insole and F1790 marking inside part of the tongue and on the sole of the shoe.
The leather seems high quality. My question is are there fake Lobb shoes? I checked on Lobb online site and the John Lobb cursive writing seems same but on the online site shoes
have gold stamp marking on the insoles. Could this be bespoke shoes? Thanks in advance for your answer.
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Thank You Archivist...
I found a shoes marked John Lobb in cursive writing on both insole and F1790 marking inside part of the tongue and on the sole of the shoe.
The leather seems high quality. My question is are there fake Lobb shoes? I checked on Lobb online site and the John Lobb cursive writing seems same but on the online site shoes
have gold stamp marking on the insoles. Could this be bespoke shoes? Thanks in advance for your answer.

Someone who knows more about the history of Lobb's will have to chime in. Mine are blind stamped, not gold stamped, for what it is worth, but that is the sort of thing to changes over time.
I do not know if Lobb has a 1790 last. F1790 would seem to indicate it is a F fitting on a 1790 last. That's Lobb Paris, Lobb St. James are all bespoke, and I don't own any, never seen them in the flesh.
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Where can I find out more about AE seconds (pricing, where to buy, etc.)?

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Where can I find out more about AE seconds (pricing, where to buy, etc.)?

AE Appreciation Thread...
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anyone know if these are a good buy for $320?
http://www.brooksbrothers.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Merchant_Id=1&Section_Id=522&Product_Id=1638921&Parent_Id=1032&default_color=BEIGE&sort_by=&sectioncolor=&sectionsize=#null
considering getting a pair in brown for casual wear

It's the best price I've seen them.
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Colour for an unstructured linen blazer?

This is to be paired with jeans, mostly (indigo blue and black).

I know a navy blue blazer is the classic colour, but it feels like a khaki blazer would be more appropriate in this case?

*** Ideally this should be as versatile as possible, across a full range of colours (not just the jean colours that I currently have)
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