Edward Green Appreciation: Pictures, Info, and Where to Buy

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  1. Chowkin

    Chowkin Senior member

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    G&G shoe trees are almost twice as expensive at £138.00 per pair vs Edward Green's £72
     
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    hazel dovers this morning.
     
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    Nice, what last were these made on?
     
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    nephew,
    looking good, wear in good health
     
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    The shoe trees produced by most English ready-to-wear shoe makers are made by an advanced lathe. In G&G's case the same maker that produce the G&G lasts also does the lasted trees (we use the same maker for our trees). I do not know who makes the trees for Edward Green, I don't think they use the same last maker. There's a handful of last makers still around in Northampton and most of them make their bread and butter from shoe trees, if you buy a pair of high quality English shoes with branded shoe trees they are bound to be from one of these few last makers. I don't know any shoe maker who actually produces their own trees.
     
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    The shoe trees produced by most English ready-to-wear shoe makers are made by an advanced lathe. In G&G's case the same maker that produce the G&G lasts also does the lasted trees (we use the same maker for our trees). I do not know who makes the trees for Edward Green, I don't think they use the same last maker. There's a handful of last makers still around in Northampton and most of them make their bread and butter from shoe trees, if you buy a pair of high quality English shoes with branded shoe trees they are bound to be from one of these few last makers. I don't know any shoe maker who actually produces their own trees.[/quote]

    100% correct but John Lobb St James make their own last and lasted shoe trees although this may also be sub contracted out sometimes.
     
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    I'm almost certain EG sources their trees from an outside party. When visiting the factory store earlier theis year I noticed a wall of boxed shoe trees labeled with the name of another company. The boxes were a cream/off-white and brown/black color colour
     
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  9. HRoi

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    Shoe trees: serious bizness

    In related news, I was waiting for my carryon bag to go thru X-rays a few hours ago and could clearly see the outline of my EG shoe trees on the screen. The TSA agent took a long, exaggerated pause while looking at the image - i suppose because it was a suspicious-lookingitem? - while I thought to myself, this probably won't be the first time Styleforum would have caused someone to be anally violated, but this might be the first time in this particular manner.
     
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    So are you going to tell us or what? How did the trees fit and what size would you recommend for a snug fit
     
  11. archetypal_yuppie

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    Of course they do. They're not a woodworking company.
     
  12. michaelvl

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    Saint Crispin's also make their own (lasted) shoe trees.
     
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    As I skimmed the previous messages too quickly, they read like:


     
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    Springline?
     
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    Figured the thread could do with a little more Westminster before (if) they get a new home.
     

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