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post #3346 of 4663
I've got both coffee Eatons and acorn Stows.
The acorns are pretty much the same color they were when new.
And the color really isn't that close to Ravello. I'd say Tricker's beechwood is sort of close to Ravello. For that matter, Ravello varies quite a bit in color from batch to batch.

If shoe healer has your size in the coffee Eatons, I'd get those.
I take the same size in 4444 (Eaton) and 4497 (Stow). YMMV.
Otherwise you can get acorn Stows anywhere unless you're talking about Acorn Stows with the light edge trim in which case you're pretty limited to Shoe Healer or some other random special makeup of them and I'd probably still go with the Eatons.
post #3347 of 4663
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I've got both coffee Eatons and acorn Stows.
The acorns are pretty much the same color they were when new.
And the color really isn't that close to Ravello. I'd say Tricker's beechwood is sort of close to Ravello. For that matter, Ravello varies quite a bit in color from batch to batch.

If shoe healer has your size in the coffee Eatons, I'd get those.
I take the same size in 4444 (Eaton) and 4497 (Stow). YMMV.
Otherwise you can get acorn Stows anywhere unless you're talking about Acorn Stows with the light edge trim in which case you're pretty limited to Shoe Healer or some other random special makeup of them and I'd probably still go with the Eatons.

Zippyh, do you mind my asking how you convert from US to UK if you take the same size in 4444 and 4497? Are you doing 1/2 size or full size difference? Also how is the 4444 compared to the 4497 in length?
post #3348 of 4663

thanks for the reply!

 

So I think I'll go with the Eatons.

 

Shoehealer said that they're the same last as the Stowes. 

post #3349 of 4663
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Originally Posted by kmdsimpson View Post

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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

I've got both coffee Eatons and acorn Stows.
The acorns are pretty much the same color they were when new.
And the color really isn't that close to Ravello. I'd say Tricker's beechwood is sort of close to Ravello. For that matter, Ravello varies quite a bit in color from batch to batch.

If shoe healer has your size in the coffee Eatons, I'd get those.
I take the same size in 4444 (Eaton) and 4497 (Stow). YMMV.
Otherwise you can get acorn Stows anywhere unless you're talking about Acorn Stows with the light edge trim in which case you're pretty limited to Shoe Healer or some other random special makeup of them and I'd probably still go with the Eatons.

Zippyh, do you mind my asking how you convert from US to UK if you take the same size in 4444 and 4497? Are you doing 1/2 size or full size difference? Also how is the 4444 compared to the 4497 in length?

I've always done a full size difference.
Lengthwise the 4444 and 4497 are the size. They differ in width/volume.
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Originally Posted by aram108 View Post

thanks for the reply!

So I think I'll go with the Eatons.

Shoehealer said that they're the same last as the Stowes. 

Cool. I'd no question go for the Eatons if they're on the 4497.
He used the 4444 on the ones I got.
post #3350 of 4663
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I recently bought and receive a pair of Trickers Malton in C Shade Gorse. I must say that the quality is higher than American made boots. I am normally a US11D bordering on 11E and ordered a UK10 in a 5 Fitting.

 

I was debating to either go for a UK10.5 or a UK10 as some have suggested going down only 1/2 a size due to shortness of its length. Thankfully mine fits well with thin/ medium weight socks despite having gone a full size down. They are more snug than most other English shoe brands in the same size and I can see why some might want to either go up in width or a 1/2 size up, I was always of the impression that Tricker's had a generous fit. 

 

The gorse calf is thicker than the regular calf but quite soft and I think will only get softer with use. It has a very matte/ waxy leather look that confines it to country use. I need some advice on whether I should buy the Obenauf LP to treat the boots or simply use what I already have in my shoe care kit i.e. Saphir Renovateur, Lexol, Pate De Luxe wax (Black, Brown and Mahogany which seems to match the C shade color quite well.)

 

I use LP on all boots and shoes that get worn outside in the elements; renovateur won't be of much use if you're caught in a heavy rainstorm although I suppose it depends on what your local conditions are...

 

I've not yet polished a pair of gorse boots with wax as the leather isn't designed to take a shine - cream will be a better option. Tricker's own-brand polish is actually re-branded Saphir and they only have a handful of colours; cognac is the colour they match to their C-shade, out of interest.

post #3351 of 4663
Thanks for this. I will look for the Obenauf LP. the boots are meant to be worn in wet weather and mud so i guess they will work better than the renovateur.

Out of curiosity, does the application of LP make it harder to obtain a shine on dress shoes?
post #3352 of 4663
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Thanks for this. I will look for the Obenauf LP. the boots are meant to be worn in wet weather and mud so i guess they will work better than the renovateur.

Out of curiosity, does the application of LP make it harder to obtain a shine on dress shoes?

I think you won't want that on your dress shoes... I use it only on the soles.   Most likely you won't shine the shoes again if using LP

You might also want to try Montana Pitch Blend leather dressing that has bees wax.

post #3353 of 4663
Obenauf LP will pretty much kill the ability to put a shine on a shoe until it wears away. It will also darken porous leathers. My coffee Eatons didn't get all that much darker, but my tan monkey boots got significantly darker. My acorn Stows and navy longwings didn't change very much at all. Love the LP and it works very well. The only thing I'd caution about LP is that it can cause a lot of squeaking when treated leather surfaces rub against each other. I may have gone a bit overboard when doing my application, but my monkey boots have been squeaking a lot since I applied the LP, but it seems to be going away as I wear them.

I wear an 8.5D for most shoes, an 8D Barrie and took 7.5 UK in both the 4444 and the 4497. If you have the chance, I would try them on, if possible. For both the 4444 and the 4497, in boots I find that the length is just a bit short but I only notice when I need to squat and my heel gets pressed a bit painfully against the back of the boot. This may get better as I break in my boots, but for the time being I usually avoid lacing up the boots too tightly so my heel can slip a bit to avoid the constriction. The 4444 in shoe form, on the other hand, is a perfect fit.
post #3354 of 4663

Does anyone here use a Woodstock (or similar) shoe for more formal occassions, or have an opinion on doing so?

 

I've looked at the Regent/Henley (not sure what the difference is apart from the last?) but prefer a rounder toe shape, although I do like the toe cap. Thoughts?

post #3355 of 4663
Someone who wears around a 12 US needs to jump on these (Namor?):



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trickers-size-11-1-2-12-Black-wing-cap-Oxford-on-a-channelled-leather-sole-/310612057539?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4851ebddc3


Also a pretty awesome pair of Eatons in size 6:



http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trickers-size-6-Brown-waxy-Eaton-country-brogue-boot-on-a-dainite-rubber-sole-/310612049957?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item4851ebc025


...and two-tone monkey boot. This has to be a second from a special makeup - looks like an End-type thing:


http://www.ebay.com/itm/Trickers-size-7-1-2-2-tone-Acorn-Monkey-boot-on-a-Commando-rubber-sole-/160982329213?pt=UK_Men_s_Shoes&hash=item257b4b677d
post #3356 of 4663
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Originally Posted by zippyh View Post

They're burnished coffee. Be careful when polishing or you might mess up the effect on the toes.

Richard has done this bulk MTO several times.
He's got more arriving in Feb.
https://www.shoehealer.co.uk/Tricker_s/Tricker_s_For_Shoe_Healer/Tricker_s_Eaton_Arriving_Feb_2505.html

Hey man,

 

went with these. should have them in about a week. I'm psyched!

 

How do you recommend polishing them?

post #3357 of 4663

I'll be travelling to London in April, and have been eyeing up a pair of the Stow boots for a while.  I'm wondering if there is a significant cost difference (in either direction) between buying the boots in the US (no VAT, but boots are coming from outside of the country) and buying the boots in London (VAT, but they're local).

 

Can anyone chime in on the difference (if any) in costs in each country?

 

Thanks.

post #3358 of 4663
Shouldn't you be able to get a VAT refund as a tourist?
post #3359 of 4663

^Do you have a chance to try them on in the US? If not, and you'll be buying them from Jermyn Street, I'd say that the chance to try before you buy far outweighs any other saving.

post #3360 of 4663

Those brogues look awesome. Wish I had a use for another pair of dressy black shoes
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