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.
     


  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).
     


  8. The Ernesto

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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

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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

    herringbonePete Senior member

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

    Coming Soon - Affiliate thread on SF.

    .[​IMG]
     
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