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post #3451 of 4793
Read through the shoe care thread: http://www.styleforum.net/t/228153/the-official-shoe-care-thread-tutorials-photos-etc/0_50

I'm sure you'll find some great advice there. In generally, in depends on how the burnish is done but if you are concerned, maybe match the color of the burnish (or darker) on the area.
post #3452 of 4793

Some tasty cordovan seconds on the Retrickers ebay site today, a UK 8.5 Allan boot (4497 last), a UK10 Bourton (4444 last) and adding.

 

All a bit pricier than the normal calf leather seconds, 300GBP.

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I really wish the Allan in Cotto Cordovan where available in 6.5!
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Ok everybody, after months of indecision I decided to spend some money in a new pair of shoes.

Due to a heavy winter I decided that I needed a pair of winter shoes that suited my suit.

I used public means or bicycle and snow and rain totally destroyed my other pair (italian brand named il gergo, check them out).

So after studying and studying I bought my new black stow boots with Vibram sole.

They fitted me so well when I tried and then I could not resist.

I hope next winter this will show and prove to have been a good choice. I am quite sure.

What I like most is the fact that look just like another "suit"shoe when the trousers are over them.


Edited by marno76 - 4/29/13 at 10:32am
post #3455 of 4793
Anybody have experience buying from Pediwear and shipping to the U.S.? Good? Bad? Do you normally get hit with customs or import fees?
post #3456 of 4793
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

Anybody have experience buying from Pediwear and shipping to the U.S.? Good? Bad? Do you normally get hit with customs or import fees?

First couple times they shipped via parcel force/usps so no customs.
Last time they used UPS so had to pay duty.
Some one told me you can still request parcel force/usps when you order.
post #3457 of 4793

no I bought them at a shop, I can't buy shoes online! it's would be like throwing money out of the window, for me.

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Here they are. I hope in approval from you. I consider this pair as formal dress and not casual.

But I think they fit both. I'll tell you more next winter. Now in Italy is getting warmer (even if rainy) after a long winter.

post #3459 of 4793
Ciao Marmo, brogues and most of all Country boots were intended for country life (gentlemen sports, shooting, fishing, whatsoever) so, not formal at all...

That being said I wear my Stow, Eatons and other Tricker's boots in the city all year long as formal dressing is rarely appropriately observed nowadays even in jobs where jacket & tie are part of the dressing code (plus my job allows me to dress as I want) so I quite agree with you: Country Collection has become quite formal!

Conclusion: who cares, do as you want and be happy with it!
post #3460 of 4793
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Originally Posted by MSAINT View Post

Ciao Marmo, brogues and most of all Country boots were intended for country life (gentlemen sports, shooting, fishing, whatsoever) so, not formal at all...

That being said I wear my Stow, Eatons and other Tricker's boots in the city all year long as formal dressing is rarely appropriately observed nowadays even in jobs where jacket & tie are part of the dressing code (plus my job allows me to dress as I want) so I quite agree with you: Country Collection has become quite formal!

Conclusion: who cares, do as you want and be happy with it!


Yes but in my experience - unless you have a driver and live the marvelous life - such level of "formal" is more than enough.

I mean during winter I still have to go to work, by bike or feet, to walk, to go to court etc. etc..

How is someone supposed to do that on my crockett and jones or fratelli rossetti black captoes? :-)

thanks!

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Yes but in my experience - unless you have a driver and live the marvelous life - such level of "formal" is more than enough.
I mean during winter I still have to go to work, by bike or feet, to walk, to go to court etc. etc..
How is someone supposed to do that on my crockett and jones or fratelli rossetti black captoes? :-)
thanks!

I wear all my boots (12 pairs of Tricker's boots, 12 pairs of Red Wing boots + some Alden and Heschung boots as well) on every occasions and every seasons (I walk to my office, use my Vespa or subway the rest of the time) except on my construction sites where I wear Thorogood safety shoes (still US made and GY welted Vibram soles and steel toe).

Good shoes (well built) can't fear rain, snow, mud or sun ans long as they're well maintained (Saphir milk & pommadier creams or Obenauf products for instance)
post #3462 of 4793
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Hello -

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.

/Chris

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.






Holy cr@p yes! I had this happen first to my Maroon Trickers (cleaner followed by multiple coats of rennovateur cleaned it off, only to reappear with every drizzle of rain, and then I repeat the process). I thought it could be salt (I'm new to both higher-end boots and to life in a region that salts the roads and sidewalks) but when it didn't happen to a pair of Loakes I own, but did happen to a pair of pebble Alfred Sargents, I blamed the Saphir that had served as a base coat for the stain-prone boots. Oddly, it happened to the Trickers before I had applied anything to them, but I know they apply polish at the factory, and others have suggested they use Saphir. I've managed to end the trouble by striping the shoes with that heavy duty Saphir cleaner, and then applying 2 coats of Obernaufs. Occasionally spots will appear, but a quick pass with a horsehair brush now removes it. I think the Obernaufs is the key. On the Loakes I started with 2 coats of Obernaufs as a base, and put the rennovateur on top after it soaked in, and they've never had a stain.
post #3463 of 4793
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Originally Posted by MSAINT View Post


I wear all my boots (12 pairs of Tricker's boots, 12 pairs of Red Wing boots + some Alden and Heschung boots as well) on every occasions and every seasons (I walk to my office, use my Vespa or subway the rest of the time) except on my construction sites where I wear Thorogood safety shoes (still US made and GY welted Vibram soles and steel toe).

Good shoes (well built) can't fear rain, snow, mud or sun ans long as they're well maintained (Saphir milk & pommadier creams or Obenauf products for instance)


thanks! I started worrying because that is my first pair of shoes costing more than 250 Euro (which is a lot for me and in general, I think).

yet on this forum people seem to spend billions in dress and shoes (john lobb?!?!?! ahahah! yes if I made 10.000 euro a month, maybe) while for me there must be a fixed proportion ratio between my net earnings and spendings.

I also had never heard about Obenauf (I'll see if here in Italy their products are on sale).

post #3464 of 4793
Salve Marno, of course everything has to be (or should be) a balance between earnings and spendings nad trying to be reasonable. Just know that your Tricker's can last your whole life if you take care of them properly, it's always better that spending less on "fashion brands" shoes poorly made in whatever sweatshop and that will last you 1 year at most.

There are no Obenauf's distributors in France either but I bought their products on-line from their website (Special offers are the best bargain: https://www.obenaufs.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=24 )
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