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Australian Members - Part II - if you read the first post, you'll get what this is all about.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Foxhound, Feb 10, 2016.

  1. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Really?

    Woodlore websites says:

    Composition
    Aromatic cedar is made up of white and red sections of wood. The white section is referred to as sapwood. The red wood is called heartwood, as it contains the aromatic oils. Woodlore products include at least 75% heartwood for the greatest aromatic benefit. After one year, a light sanding with a medium sandpaper restores the aromatic properties.

    Benefits
    Cedar shoe trees, hangers, blocks and shapes play a vital role in protecting fine shoes and clothing. Aromatic cedar helps to repel moths and other insects. Because we don't coat our cedar with varnishes or lacquers, our all-natural shoe trees absorb moisture from footwear. Aromatic cedar also deodorizes with a forest-fresh scent.
     
  2. Marbles

    Marbles Senior member

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    I have 6 pairs from Massdrop, sent as medium instead of large (their error). Happy to on-sell them if you want to PM me.
     
  3. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    There are many different types of cedar - perhaps Coxy is confusing the very expensive Western US or Australian Red cedar he has recently shelled out a shitload on for cladding his house with the more common Eastern Red or Spanish cedar, which is used for shoe trees, wardrobe linings and mothballs.
     
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  4. Journeyman

    Journeyman Senior member

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    I'd certainly be interested in a few pairs. If you'd rather sell them all in one go, I'll take all of them for the sake of convenience (depending on pricing).

    I'll send you a PM.
     
  5. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    Thanks for the replies re: Shoe trees guys, looks like there might be some good woodlore alternatives in some of the places mentioned.

    thanks Marbles PM sent
     
  6. Osiris2012

    Osiris2012 Senior member

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    I know its always hard to gauge as lots of things can be involved but damn katrinas is a bit on the pricey side for suit alterations.
     
  7. WillisAU

    WillisAU Well-Known Member

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    On the topic of shoe trees, I noticed that David Jones had the florsheim full cedar trees in stock again, as opposed to the ones with the plastic heel that had replaced them previously (this was Melb CBD store). Muji also do decent cedar trees for the same price as the florsheims ($40).
     
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  8. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Yes, they use Eastern Red, which Western Red mocks and pillories.
     
  9. herringbonePete

    herringbonePete Senior member

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    Missed out on a Herringbone 36s unstructured jacket on eBay this morning, sold at 99c plus 15 bucks postage (1 bid). I simply forgot to bid even though I got a reminder 15mins before...

    What's annoying is that I forgot to bid in its first listing!!

    Anyone here got a smug story to now tell?
     
  10. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    You can be certain that it wasn't me bidding against you Pete. :)
     
  11. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    I've always been keen to understand the science of how wood shoe trees absorb the moisture from shoes and yet don't form a moisture equilibrium with the surrounding atmosphere/room.
     
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  12. herringbonePete

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    It was actually a 36 altered to be a short...
     
  13. California Dreamer

    California Dreamer Senior member

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    You can still feel safe from me ...
     
  14. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Yes not to mention Western Red is always condemning the less than glowing human rights record of Eastern Red, to which Eastern Red replies it shouldn't be judged by Western Red values.
     
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  15. fxh

    fxh Senior member

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    PoP & Ernesto's Artisanal Organic Cedar Handmade Shoe Trees.

    Coming Soon - Affiliate thread on SF.

    .[​IMG]
     
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  16. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    If there was a market for $1,000 artisanal cedar shoe trees I'm sure the Hanger Project would already be selling them.
     
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  17. Coxsackie

    Coxsackie Senior member

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    I'm with fxh on this. The whole moisture-absorbing thing sounds like a crock to me.

    I'm not saying that shoe trees aren't a good idea. But I'm sure that's not the reason why.
     
  18. DartagnanRed

    DartagnanRed Senior member

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    I thought Chris Rock's getup yesterday was on point, almost made his routine bearable. Great example of how you can go a bit edgier than perfectly classic and still look sensible. Burberry tux jacket I think. However IMO when it comes to white tux jackets, white men need not apply.
     
  19. Journeyman

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    Cardinal Pell must be one of the most incurious people on the planet.

    Either that, or he's extremely obtuse for someone who is obviously an intelligent person.

    He was an adviser ("consultor") to the then Bishop of Ballarat, with the responsibility (along with others) of advising the Bishop on moving priests to other positions. It's proven that several other people, including the then-Bishop, knew that former priest Gerald Ridsdale was a paedophile and Pell was present at the meeting of advisers where it was decided that Ridsdale was - yet again - going to be moved. Despite that, Pell says that he wasn't aware that Ridsdale was being moved again because he was a paedophile and that he didn't know of the reasons for the move.

    Pell knew Ridsdale - he worked in the same parish as him, and he even lived in the same parish house as Ridsdale for a time - and yet, if Pell is to be believed, he did not know why Ridsdale was being moved and nor did he seek to know why Ridsdale was being moved.

    The whole situation with Pell rather reminds me of this sculpture, over a doorway in the Toshogu shrine in Nikko, north of Tokyo:

    [​IMG]
     
  20. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Senior member

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    Pell is a grub.

    At every level.
     
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