• I'm happy to introduce the Styleforum Happy Hour, our brand new podcast featuring lively discussion about menswear and the fashion industry. In the inaugural edition, a discussion of what's going on in retail today. Please check it out on the Journal. All episodes will be also be available soon on your favorite podcast platform.

  • Hi, we have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy in anticipation of the upcoming new Calfornia laws, the CCPA. If you are a resident of California, these rights pertain to you. Thanks - Styleforum Team.
  • STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

    Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

    Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

New style shoe trees for EG/RLPL

retronotmetro

Distinguished Member
Joined
May 5, 2004
Messages
1,645
Reaction score
27
I just got my new Mackays. They came with a different style of shoe tree than my other RLPL shoes--these have a spring loaded hinge instead of the "door hinge" style. I find these a LOT easier to get in and out of the shoes than the old style. When did this switch occur? Is this the standard EG tree?
 

aportnoy

Distinguished Member
Dubiously Honored
Joined
Mar 10, 2006
Messages
6,808
Reaction score
774
Originally Posted by retronotmetro
I just got my new Mackays. They came with a different style of shoe tree than my other RLPL shoes--these have a spring loaded hinge instead of the "door hinge" style. I find these a LOT easier to get in and out of the shoes than the old style. When did this switch occur? Is this the standard EG tree?

The change was for the Spring 2006 shoes and I agree that they are a vast improvement. These are much closer to the standard EG trees but are still not the same as EGs trees are unvarnished.
 

mbca

New Member
Joined
May 25, 2006
Messages
2
Reaction score
0
Originally Posted by retronotmetro
I just got my new Mackays. They came with a different style of shoe tree than my other RLPL shoes--these have a spring loaded hinge instead of the "door hinge" style. I find these a LOT easier to get in and out of the shoes than the old style. When did this switch occur? Is this the standard EG tree?

I just received my mackays from the Polo sale and they came with the "hinge" trees. The good news is that I had no trouble removing the trees. The bad news is that I think this 888 last is too narrow for my foot.
I wear a 12D US size, though my right foot is slightly larger (& wider?) than my left. As much as I love the look and craftsmanship of these shoes, I think they need to go back. Such a great price (used the MAY18 coupon)! Will they break in much over time?

I bought 2 other pairs of shoes through the online "private" sale. One is the cordovan darlton tassel loafers. Great looking and beautifully made RTW shoe. I have a 20 year old pair of BB cordovan loafers that these will replace...and they seem worthy! I also ordered a pair of the "Garcia" italian made penny loafers. This is another great shoe and value at $150. It fits perfectly and may become my "travel" dress loafer. Does anyone know who makes this shoe for RL?
 

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by

Featured Sponsor

How wide do you like your leg opening on your trousers?

  • 7”

    Votes: 59 17.5%
  • 7.5”

    Votes: 113 33.4%
  • 8”

    Votes: 102 30.2%
  • 8.5”

    Votes: 36 10.7%
  • 9”

    Votes: 13 3.8%
  • 9.5”

    Votes: 7 2.1%
  • 10”

    Votes: 1 0.3%
  • 10.5”

    Votes: 7 2.1%

Related Threads

Forum statistics

Threads
432,645
Messages
9,276,696
Members
194,693
Latest member
Pedal321
Top