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Not in my OCD mind.
OCBD = Obsessive Compulsive Business Dress.
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Originally Posted by TimelessMan View Post

A nice surprise from the courier today:

 

Awesome, details and pics? So keen for some G&G action. My Mrs thinks I have a problem...

 

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Hmm i suppose if you know your size, its not going to be of great value vs going direct, unless your extremely impatient.

 

Would be good to get an Alden stockist though, i didn't know they were looking at that. Hopefully they stock the tassels

 

Still nice to support a local shop, even for the added benefit of trying before buying. Henry Bucks seems to be a mixed bag on service and always pricey so I won't hold my breath.

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Ruzzi, I had a good look at this last year - researching before and when I was over there. The only real relative bargains in HK - leaving aside electronics, which I don't know enough about - are some high end watches (but not others, for no rhyme or reason I could see), cosmetics, prescription glasses and Lee Baron (if you're looking at bespoke sub-$1000). And food, of course, as PP says.
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Originally Posted by TimelessMan View Post

A nice surprise from the courier today:

 

Very nice.. did you size down for the loafer? Also.. looking forward to the review? :p

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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

Plastic and tin shoe trees? Everyone knows only Hanger Project cedar shoe trees absorb moisture sufficiently to allow your shoes to recover. Next you'll be telling us your coathangers are also a ragtag assortment of misfit styles and sizes, or that you own shirts that aren't blue...

I prefer the terms bricolage or détournement (or for the plebs, eclectic) to the descriptor ragtag, if its all the same to you. And yes my hangers are a tasteful and comprehensive range across the varouis years and design influences.

I do have a bunch of (hand-carved) cedar shoe trees. And yes I am aware I am perhaps missing out on the magical qualities of wooden shoes trees that can amazingly resist absorbing any water /moisture at all from the atmosphere for years but instantly suck up any stinking male foot sweat and toe jam moisture from inside a leather (goodyear welted natch) shoe instantaneously, whilst simultaneously recognising the difference between stinking male foot sweat and toe jam moisture and bees vomit. wax, crushed leaves carnauba, sheeps fat lanolin and metho, filtering the information and leaving the shoe leather full of fatty goodness but drained of foot excretions. Given that sweat is mostly water with a little bit of salt, this filtering, or moisture discrimination ability, to resist water in any form but feet sweat, is indeed a scientifically remarkably property of cedar shoe trees.
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I prefer the terms bricolage or détournement (or for the plebs, eclectic) to the descriptor ragtag, if its all the same to you. And yes my hangers are a tasteful and comprehensive range across the varouis years and design influences.

I do have a bunch of (hand-carved) cedar shoe trees. And yes I am aware I am perhaps missing out on the magical qualities of wooden shoes trees that can amazingly resist absorbing any water /moisture at all from the atmosphere for years but instantly suck up any stinking male foot sweat and toe jam moisture from inside a leather (goodyear welted natch) shoe instantaneously, whilst simultaneously recognising the difference between stinking male foot sweat and toe jam moisture and bees vomit. wax, crushed leaves carnauba, sheeps fat lanolin and metho, filtering the information and leaving the shoe leather full of fatty goodness but drained of foot excretions. Given that sweat is mostly water with a little bit of salt, this filtering, or moisture discrimination ability, to resist water in any form but feet sweat, is indeed a scientifically remarkably property of cedar shoe trees.

 

It's the scientific discovery of the decade!

We could call the rate of non-sweat-moisture transfer into the cedar 'Kirby's constant '. It's directional, and based upon magic.

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Thanks PetePan and Stiva - guess i'll stick to the food!
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But, can you topy your shoe trees?
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Originally Posted by thebrownman View Post

But, can you topy your shoe trees?

 

They'll last longer as it will keep away the accrued dirt and sweat from your shoes that are worn without socks

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Originally Posted by ruzzi View Post

Thanks PetePan and Stiva - guess i'll stick to the food!

You could check out Peter Lee at Lee Baron - I know a few people who have commissioned suits and jackets from them and they've worked out very well.

He charges around $700 for a two piece, fully-canvassed suit in English fabric such as J&J Minnis, with horn buttons.
Edited by Journeyman - 3/11/14 at 9:54pm
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Originally Posted by charliechan View Post
 

 

They'll last longer as it will keep away the accrued dirt and sweat from your shoes that are worn without socks

 

Topy stops the wood from breathing - what if you happened to end up with asthmatic trees that died because you topy'd them? How would you feel then? Huh? Huh? Huh?

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

Topy stops the wood from breathing - what if you happened to end up with asthmatic trees that died because you topy'd them? How would you feel then? Huh? Huh? Huh?


I couldn't care less. My shoe tree's are #menswear shoe tree's! Meaning they're never pictured without a cigarette in hand.

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

Topy stops the wood from breathing - what if you happened to end up with asthmatic trees that died because you topy'd them? How would you feel then? Huh? Huh? Huh?

 

Ever heard of synthetic shoe trees?

shoetree.jpg 

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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Topy stops the wood from breathing - what if you happened to end up with asthmatic trees that died because you topy'd them? How would you feel then? Huh? Huh? Huh?


This discussion is all very droll, but it's missing an answer to the crucial question - should I use Saphir polish on my shoe trees or will it dry out the wood? If that is the case, should I then apply some Renovateur?
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Had a look earlier at a couple of local brand casual jumpers and was quite surprised to find that they were not 100% wool WTF? One was 100% combed cotton, I thought it was wool when i gave it a quick touch up in the shop the other day. The other 70% cotton 10% nylon and 20% wool. Is winter extinct or is lambs wool passe? I would like to know WTF is going on here?
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