Then moved onto Trickers polish/cream just maybe something a little darker & deeper. Will try &'post some pictures later.
Just thought I would ask a quick question. I am getting ready for my first Trickers purchase. I am thinking the Stow or Bourton in Acorn. I was just wondering if anyone had advice for one over the other? I know this is heavily a preference thing, but since I have no way to see these in the real world the more information I can get in advance always helps. And any comments on that particular color? Thank you all.
Well same here. I have two pairs on the 4497 and one on the 4444 - and two more MTO's coming on the 4497. I just cannot get on with the 4444. Even sizing down half a size I still need to put a thin insole in it and a tongue pad to keep me from popping out of my Bowoods.
With that said I just ordered my first pair in the legendary Acorn Antique - Stow boots however as per the above recommendations - natural Barbour welt with Dainite sole. The painted brown sole is not the best of lookers in my opinion.
Just got a pair of Stow in a bespoke color of "Burnished Burgundy" from Pediwear in the UK. Beautiful shoes with a perfect fit.
After wearing them for one day and walking outside for about 10 minutes in a very light rain, white sprinkles appeared on the shoe (pic 1). I polished them carefully using Burgol pommade and polish. The spots did not disappear but became less visible.
Today I was wearing the boots again and there was a slight rain. When I came home I could literally scrape off the color from the leather. I then decided to wash one of the boots with saddle leather soap. The color just fell of! The boot is now in a not so nice "pinkish" color (pic 2). I regulary wash & re-polish my Maltons and they look brand new after two years of rather substantial use.
Has anyone else had this experience? Does anyone have any advice? Burgol pommade and polish contains more pigment than Saphir Medaille d'Or and despite this it does not color the leather satisfactory. So this pair is a lost case. Sub par quality to say the least - especially at 375 GBP.
I will ask Pediwear for a full refund, but I am very curious if anyone else has experienced what I am describing.
Grateful for any advice and/or tips.
2013-04-29: After visiting two master shoemakers who both said "something wrong with tanning or manufacturing process", I decided to return the boots and I got a full refund. I will try to follow-up what had gone wrong. Pediwear staff has been excellent to deal with. It is hard to find better customer service. I will definitely order from them again in the future.
Thanks for your kind advice,
However, to me it does not fully explain the color of the leather literally dissolving when exposed to a light rain during the first day of wearing. I polished them afterwards to try get the color back. Also, it is worth remembering the country of origin of these boots are the wettest place in Europe except maybe from Belgium.
So after a long time of lurking around and admiring other people's shoes, I decided to join the forums. I was hoping I could get some help from you guys to try to identify this beautiful pair of Tricker's boots that I own. I was able to get them on the last day of the sale in the Jermyn Street store, and in my excitement, I forgot the details. If someone could help identify them, it would probably make my online shopping easier. Some of the offering on sites like Shoehealer are just mouth-watering.
Here are some pictures.
If anyone could help identify the model, I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you in advance. Sorry for my ignorance, but I guess we all have to start somewhere.
I just love these boots. They still look great after two seasons of bad weather. What's more, it still smells new!