Anyway, Warclee, if you're on the wide side, go for 4444 UK8. 4497 UK8 might be too small and UK8,5 too big.
You can maybe ask Richard to send you a box with 2 different shoes/sizes to be sure.
Hello everyone. My nick is badeggcat and I am a Trickers-holic.
I started with the Coffee Eaton back in Dec 2011. That was from eBay and is on the 4497 last.
Next is the two tone Stow with Vibram Christy sole. That was a 5cm collaboration that I picked up in HK on Feb 2012. I know that the Christy sole doesn't get any loving here but it's so much more comfortable compared to Dainite! I do find it too thick compared to similar offerings from Grenson. Anyways, there are quite a number of non-standard Tricker's in HK. Seems like there was some craze over the city not too long ago.
Last but not least is the Dainite sole Stow from Pediwear. That arrived in my loving arms just a week ago.
So that's three boots in a span of four months. Someone please help me!!
P.S. What polish do you using for the acorn Stow? Neutral?
I would be interested if it is just a mismatch in material like these McNairy EG.
Thanks MSAINT. Wouldn't have known that just from looking at the colour chart!
I had the pleasure of meeting Richard face-to-face at the weekend and was wearing the Skipton (veldt) boot at the time, and I believe it was the first one he'd seen. It's a lot sleeker than the Grasmere which has all the styling of a classic veldt boot except for the all-important veldtschoen build, which is a lot more water-resistant than a storm welt. The 'close-heel welt' is actually a stitched-down upper, with another upper inside which is welted normally, I believe.
You can see the stitch-down construction in close-up here, taken earlier before cleaning the boots from the weekend's walking:
The stitched area has had dubbin applied.
Ironically, I'd just changed the laces over when I saw the post above:
For MTO you'd have to go elsewhere for a true veldtschoen as Tricker's just won't make them any more (C&J and Cheaney do, and Sargent may be able to do an MTO version as they produced them up until their troubles last year). If you're not fussed about the boots keeping your feet dry then you could look to get a Grasmere made in a slimmer width fitting. A storm welt doesn't come close to veldtschoen for keeping water out, however.
Richard himself was as charming in real life as on the phone and a pleasure to chat with in person. I left there having mentally spent several thousand quid on some of the stuff in his shop...