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Hi guys, I would appreciate some advice on Trickers shoes. I have 2 completely unworn pairs to sell that are marked as size 12.5 and I am wondering how true to size wearers find them. These are marked as 'bench made' and were made in the 1980's. One is a suede with 'phillips special' on the heel and the other is the traditional leather soled brogue. The suede seems a slimmer fit than the brogue. I would also appreciate advice on how much to sell them for. I do not have the laces for the brogues and they are both without boxes. Any advice appreciated.
It means it is a size 12. Width Fitting 5, which is a standard width, 6 being wide. 12.5 is not 12 and a half size. They write this as 12 1/2 for half sizes. As for the other numbers above, you might be able to contact trickers directly for more information regarding the lasts and fitting info.
For shoes 20-30 years old, they appear to be in surprisingly in good condition but it wouldn't hurt to condition them first before putting them for sale. You can get some laces for the brogues before selling them and you could probably get the money back for the laces plus more for the shoes just for this bit of value added service.
It is not unusual to get Brand new with box sale trickers (1-2 seasons old) around 150-230GBP so you probably can't sell them for more than that. Do note some shops even deduct VAT for overseas buyers. The suede ones will probably have to go for much lesser.
My lollipop Eatons are a bit bright, but I don't want to lose the red completely. I was looking at using a coat or two of mahogany Saphir cream - I get the feeling the cavalier leather will absorb colour pretty well, but have no personal experience of this.
I used Saphir Creams after patiently cleaning the boots (brushing and brushing more mostly, and with Saphir renovateur if necessary).
First, on a dry shoe,I darken using a small paintbrush with pure black cream the areas I want to be the darkest, then after a while (almost dry) I brush the boot.
Again, patience, then apply mahogany all over the boot, let it dry out, brush it and voila!
Repeat operation as often as necessary, I like the reddish tint to show so I personally don't do it often.
Hope it helped!
If you don't like your first try, you can use the Renovateur to "clean" it.
And yes, I chose to follow and underline the stitchings as it's really easier to get a nice result like that, I also darkened the upper ankles, the cap and the counter.
not too sure about that, but Tricker's does have a factory store, http://www.ebay.com/sch/retricker1829/m.html
which you can get bargains from.