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^ I bought 4 of the JAB trees the last sale for $8 or so a piece. Another sale starts at midnight. I didn't really know this until I got them, but they are identical to the AE full toe trees.

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^ I bought 4 of the JAB trees the last sale for $8 or so a piece. Another sale starts at midnight. I didn't really know this until I got them, but they are identical to the AE full toe trees.

Yeah, they are all made by Woodlore, an Allen Edmonds Company. :-)

Alden had their made by Rochester Shoe Tree Company, hew is apparently from New Hampshire!
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Any shoe tree recs for 11 EEE barrie? I just got my first pair of shell Aldens and was under the impression that Alden offers lasted shoe trees... after a quick search, I appear mistaken. It's taking a lot of will power not to wear these guys yet!

11 EEE -- have you tried Muir Woods? 

 

I would think a standard combo tree would work as well as anything else.  No lasted trees on Aldens.

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Any shoe tree recs for 11 EEE barrie? I just got my first pair of shell Aldens and was under the impression that Alden offers lasted shoe trees... after a quick search, I appear mistaken. It's taking a lot of will power not to wear these guys yet!
Definitely pick up some Jos A Bank trees. I got all excited when I got my first pair of shell Alden and had to have Alden trees, too. That remains the only pair of Alden trees I have. I have all JAB, now. Well worth the less than $8 I paid for them.
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Thanks for the tips on the JAB trees just grabbed 5 sets been meaning to get a few new sets.

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Yeah, they are all made by Woodlore, an Allen Edmonds Company. :-)

Alden had their made by Rochester Shoe Tree Company, hew is apparently from New Hampshire!

AE/Nordstrom/JAB shoe trees are all made by Woodlore. Alden/JCrew she tress are all made by Rochester Shoe Tree Company.

(Fun fact: Nordstrom sells Nordstrom branded shoe trees at Nordstrom... but they sell Woodlore shoe tress at Nordstrom Rack at a lower price. Yet they are all the identical except for the name on the metal plate.)

I prefer Alden shoe trees to AE/Woodlore (standard) shoe trees. Their have better sanded edges and have bigger and rounder heels. But then the latter are a lot cheaper at Nordstrom Rack or at JAB when they are on sale. Yet, I like Woodlore Epic shoe trees the most:

http://www.amazon.com/Woodlore-Epic-Twin-Tube-Shoe/dp/B002VWKRE4
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Maybe those who think the difference will decrease over time are thinking that the creases that will form with wear will introduce color variation on each shoe, which will make the difference between the left and right shoes less noticeable.

 

I have a Cigar pair that had contrasting vamps although maybe not as noticeable as above Whisky pair. After initial wears and first shoe shine using brown shoe cream, the two became more similar. As the other SF user mentioned above, after a couple wears and polish, both shoes gradually have more two tone/patina which also might make contrasting colors more subtle. 

 

Although a left and right vamp may not be cut from the same shell, they should be cut from shells which were tanned together or within same batch which assures same tannage or very close base color. Sometimes you see a color 8 that has a olive hue and some are dark purple which is drastically different as they were tanned in separate batches.

 

Hope those Whisky pair work out. If you end up keeping em post some photos after some wear!

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I can not get enough of these saddles.

The color is so good.

They will be a staple in my rotation at least once a week.

I think I may need to find another pair of something similar.

 

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^^ Ohhh..now we're sneaking APs into our shoe pics, I see... haha
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^^ Ohhh..now we're sneaking APs into our shoe pics, I see... haha

Well... I have snuck a few other watches in. I couldn't help it today.

This will probably be my "daily driver" for a while.

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Monday morning Cigar...
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Well... I have snuck a few other watches in. I couldn't help it today.
This will probably be my "daily driver" for a while.
I can't blame you, dude. That thing is friggin' unreal. Happy for you.
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Monday morning Cigar...
Wow. If you asked me I'd say that was Ravello. Nice shade on those! How old are they?
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