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votre anglais est vachement superb

For the record.... I want to get enough shoe trees to cover my collection. Now, I use them on the most recently worn. I buy from a "fine pair of shoes" who do raw cedar for £25 (were £20, should have got more).

Obviously, 9 or so pairs of shoes is a big hit all at once, so I'll get there.

If anyone knows of where I can get 5 or more pairs somewhere, for a great price (bulk buy) please let me know!
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Holly caw Steve, you know "vachement"? Merci pour le compliment en tous cas! -tac-.gif
Here's where I buy my shoe trees (except I go to the brick and mortar store in Bastille): http://www.bexley.fr/Bexley/chaussure-Embauchoirs-ACCPRD-FR.htm (it's even very very cheaper during sales!)
The quality is good but as all good psycho I rework them with sandpaper to make them smoother, with rounder tops (all my boots have round tops) and blend all angles to avoid any scratching risk once on the boot.
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votre anglais est vachement superb
For the record.... I want to get enough shoe trees to cover my collection. Now, I use them on the most recently worn. I buy from a "fine pair of shoes" who do raw cedar for £25 (were £20, should have got more).
Obviously, 9 or so pairs of shoes is a big hit all at once, so I'll get there.
If anyone knows of where I can get 5 or more pairs somewhere, for a great price (bulk buy) please let me know!


Mate, there's nothing fancy about these but this model serves me well for all my shoes and boots and it won't break the bank.

 

I've had a similar conversation with Richard regarding the use of trees, specifically in relation to Tricker's boots. I use them anyway as I tend to wear my boots very hard and they need all the support they can get!

 

I can understand why some of the top label shoemakers would encourage you only to use lasted trees - but only because they're an additional source of revenue for them...bit like some makers of proprietary brands of leather conditioners spinning unsubstantiated warnings of woe-to-come when non-branded (and therefore cheaper) waxes or oils are used on leather...

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My family tree...
Top middle (clockwise)
Trickers Allan in a honey colour grain leather (red dainite)
Trickers Stow in Champagne waxed suede (double leather)
Mark McNairy for Tres Bien - waxy derby boot (commando)
Trickers 88 last black shoe boots (leather)
Trickers Keswick
Trickers Stow Chestnut (antique marron, commando)
Trickers Ilkely
Trickers Burford (espresso, leather)
The Stow Chestnuts are for sale as 7.5 and too small. When I bought them I wrongly thought they matched my 7.5 Keswick on the 4444 last. I take 8 in the 4497 last and so these are tight.
Amazing boots, custom colour that you can't buy, fell in love with them and really don't want to see them go. Only just past the breaking in stage. See my icon, pm if interested.
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Hi Steve7,

 

Would you mind telling me how The Sanders (McNairy's) compare to your Trickers?   I have just bought a pair of Sanders but have never owned a pair of Trickers.  I am very curious to know.

 

Thanks,

 

Marc. 

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Hi Steve7,

Would you mind telling me how The Sanders (McNairy's) compare to your Trickers?   I have just bought a pair of Sanders but have never owned a pair of Trickers.  I am very curious to know.

Cleaning them, I noticed the tongue had much more flimsy and less generous leather.
They don't feel as solidly built, but are the most comfortable boots I have ever worn out of the box.

I think they'd be high on my every day wear list just for that. I can't see them going through several re soles, though, as I could the Trickers. That said, most of my Trickers need some breaking in yet!
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you know "vachement"? .

Francais...? il n' y a aucun d'homme comme moi, mon ami.
Edited by Steve7 - 5/25/12 at 3:20pm
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I believe that a pair of Ilkelys are in my future ...
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Steve7,
Could you do some solo picks of those Champagne stows. Thems are gettin me bothered
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I'd be glad to - looking at that pic of them all I don't think it does any of them justice... muddle of colour and rushed.

They are without laces as they had just been cleaned with Saphir suede liquid... I was going to post a pic of one with brown laces and one with grey as I'm not sure which option I prefer. I'll get on to it... sunning myself at Trent Bridge today watching the England!
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... sunning myself at Trent Bridge today watching the England!

 

Don't get burnt!

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New week, new boots! msaint.gif

Tricker's Stow in lolipop calf... They come from reTricker and their defect is an uneven coloration witch is a good thing considering the treatment I was preparing for them!

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Well like on my Rippon I find the lolipop a bit too red but I also find it to be the perfect base to transform it in oxblood with shades... So I work for a few hours with a paintbrush with Saphir black and cotton canvas / polish brush with Sphir mahogany. I protected the sole with painter's tape and after two coatings and details I'm pretty happy! wark0.gif

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Here are some clickable before and after pictures :

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And here are my two oxblood boots

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Edited by MSAINT - 5/26/12 at 6:14am
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General question : when I darken a little bit the vamp with cream (Surfine Pommadier), i always get the original color back because of the creases.

Do you have such an issue ? Do you color that area with a lighter color to minimize the contrast between the leather color and the creme color, or do you actually succeed to darken in depth the leather?
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So does my banker...icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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General question : when I darken a little bit the vamp with cream (Surfine Pommadier), i always get the original color back because of the creases.
Do you have such an issue ? Do you color that area with a lighter color to minimize the contrast between the leather color and the creme color, or do you actually succeed to darken in depth the leather?
I manage to darken the whole thing.
I usually apply the darker color with a flat paintbrush (when the darkening is localized) let it dry then coat the whole boot with the base color and again with the dark créme (with a cotton cloth) and then, again the base (cotton cloth but avoiding the area I want to stay dark). With the Saphir surfine it's all about patina and coating as it's not paint (although they mix and keep transparency like water-paint (aquarelle))

Nom de Zeus! C'pas facile à expliquer en anglais! msaint.gif
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A more accurate rendering (but a crappy picture) of the actual color and patina (it's reddish under the sun thanks to the lolipop base and more brownish on the shade thanks to the mahogany like in the previous picture).

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Edited by MSAINT - 5/29/12 at 2:06am
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Nom de Dieu - beautiful stuff mec!..
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