The Hanger Project: Affiliate thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LA Guy, Aug 26, 2008.

  1. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Flyswatter -

    Sorry to hear about the shoe trees. The Epics are the most difficult (well, LCA Perfecta's perhaps being a tie) shoe trees to fit because the double-barrel does not offer much spring. Because of this, the shoe trees have a much narrower fit range. They're fantastic if and when they fit, but this is sometimes more difficult. I'll have someone reach out to you about an exchange. We have a "perfect fit" guarantee on our products - so we'll pay shipping both ways until we get it right.

    My personal favorite shoe trees are the Ultra's. I just find that they fit a wider variety of shoes.

    Kirby
     


  2. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    Thanks! Great customer service. I'm disappointed the Epics didn't work out. I'd read great things about them, and think it's a really cool design. Woodlore definitely needs to review the size/sizing guide for these trees, because they would do absolutely nothing for my shoes as far as helping them keep their shape.
     


  3. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    Where did you get this sizing advice? I put these in a large in my 9.5E Strands and they fit perfectly.

    The size chart on their website is not correct.
     


  4. UnnamedPlayer

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    that is fucking miles off.

    For a size 10.5 should have been nothing smaller than a Large, possibly an extra-large
     


  5. Flyswatter

    Flyswatter Senior member

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    The size chart on hangerproject.com as well as Woodlore's website (who makes the Epics) says to get mediums for 10.5Ds. In fact, it suggests medium for up to 12.5D, which is an absolute joke. Did some more research online and it seems everyone agrees that the sizing for the Epics is pretty screwy. The consensus seems to be that size large Epics would be too wide for 10.5D, so I'm just going to return these for a refund and try another style tree.
     


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    Yea 10.5D is large in the split toe trees, and a medium in the solid state trees (or whatever they're called).
     


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    Don L Senior member

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    Shoe Shine Sunday:

    Polishing up the Alden NST's after a day of Mothers celebration

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    Father/son shoe shine bonding time. He doesn't quite have the hang of the conditioning portion yet, though. Light wear, so just conditioning and will possibly add some navy Saphir wax to the toe (been excited to try it ever since I saw the HP blog post).
     


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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    At one point we stopped carrying the Epics because they were so difficult to size... they just have a much narrower fit window than the Ultra shoe trees. They're fantastic, though, when they do fit.
     


  10. Al in Philly

    Al in Philly Senior member

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    They are fantastic when they fit. I have Epic large in my 10D Alden 901's (Hampton). They are pretty much a perfect fit.
     


  11. eddiemczee

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    Is there any reason to get the Saphir Invulner spray when the Renovateur spray already seems to waterproof? Do I need both?
     


  12. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    The Saphir Renovateur Suede & Nubuck Spray and the Saphir Super Invulner Waterproofing Spray are actually two totally different products.

    The Saphir Renovateur Spray is four nourishment (almond oil) and recoloring (light pigment) of suede and nubuck. It does not waterproof. I just got off the phone with Ron to confirm this.

    The Saphir Super Invulner, on the other hand, is a silicone-free waterproofing agent safe to use on the finest suedes and nubucks. It is recommended that you use it after the Renovating Spray. It can also be used on smooth leather in addition to suede. Once water stops to form into droplets, just reapply.

    To the extent that this was previously not clear in my product descriptions, I apologize. It's been corrected.

    For more information about suede, read our How to Clean Suede Shoes tutorial.
     


  13. kentyman

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    Is is recommended for shell cordovan, as well? I know a people, including shell connoisseur Mcarthur himself, recommend Alden Leather Defender. Is Invulner just as good for this? Are both silicone-free? I'd love if you could share any pros/cons.
     


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    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I cannot speak to those two products, but the Invulner is silicione-free. I'll double-check just to confirm my understanding, though.

    Yes, the Super Invulner can be used on almost anything, including Shell Cordovan. All you're doing is essentially spraying it on top of wax anyway...
     


  15. kirbya

    kirbya Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Guys - FREE SHIPPING thru Wednesday on all orders over $200. I'm going to send an email out tomorrow morning, but thought I'd like you guys know now since the promotional code is already activated.

    Use Promotional Code "BestHanger" (no space) in the shopping cart.

    We offer Free Shipping on shoe care items over $75 all year -- but only do this for our entire catalog twice a year. Free Shipping (unless you're Amazon) is incredibly expensive and because of how large our hangers ship, difficult for us to offer without raising prices (which we haven't done in years).

    Cheers,
    Kirby
     


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