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post #6496 of 7378
I was expecting the classic story of buying Tricker's International, which are utterly ghastly knockoffs.
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Well I've emailed Tricker's customer support about this, since at this point that's the only thing that'll assuage my doubts.

 

To quickly highlight my main concerns, I did indeed look at other Rakuten listings for L6439 and the main issue for me is that all the boots I've seen (except the ones linked by the previous poster and a red pair) have their eyelets ringed, as I'd certainly expect from a country-style boot; there's also no Tricker's badge on the inside of the tongue.

 

There's some other stuff but again, I should soon know what's what. One of the rare occasions where even if I'm wrong the end result is still positive :)

 

Thanks to all for chiming in, it's quite nice to read that the boots (at least) look the part.

post #6498 of 7378
I just checked 7 pairs of my boots. Only 3 have the label on the tongue.
Blind eyelets are uncommon on the country boots. But it's just an option.
They're more easily found on country shoes.
post #6499 of 7378
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Well I've emailed Tricker's customer support about this, since at this point that's the only thing that'll assuage my doubts.

 

To quickly highlight my main concerns, I did indeed look at other Rakuten listings for L6439 and the main issue for me is that all the boots I've seen (except the ones linked by the previous poster and a red pair) have their eyelets ringed, as I'd certainly expect from a country-style boot; there's also no Tricker's badge on the inside of the tongue.

 

There's some other stuff but again, I should soon know what's what. One of the rare occasions where even if I'm wrong the end result is still positive :)

 

Thanks to all for chiming in, it's quite nice to read that the boots (at least) look the part.

Will be interesting to hear what Trickers say but they look genuine to me. Trickers make dozens of MTOs for retailers in Japan and Italy so I don't think the eyelets are an issue. Last time I visited the factory shop they had a couple of pairs of men's Stows made on a city last with blind eyelets.

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I just got the Cipresso Cap-Toe MTOs. Great design. Great color. Good call on the purple accents. However, the shell has a rough finish in places (see the close-up pic). Have any of you run into this before with Tricker's shell? It is rough / grainy vs. shiny. It doesn't seem to brush out. I have a note in to Richard but have not heard back yet. All of my other Shell is Alden and I've never seen this kind of grainy finish…..

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AppleMark

AppleMark
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I've run into that grainy patch before on a pair of Tricker's cordovan. They were seconds though. I put some conditioner and polish over the spot and tried not to let it bother me. On mine the spot looks okay and you have to feel it to be able to tell the difference.
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@Massachusetts

Thanks for posting pics. Ive had that before on new 1st quality trickers boots. This rough patch is almost always located in the back which suggests that the shoe maker is aware of the issue and strategically places the shell in a "low-wear, low visibility" area. As z stated, cream will help
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An awful thing to say, but I have gone off Tricker's shoes. They look beautiful and are fairly comfortable but - in my experience - the soles wear really badly. My first pair had to have the rubber part of the heel repaired within a few months of buying them. Now I see the the tip of the sole is wearing down very, very quickly and will need fairly dramatic surgery, very soon. . Given the thickness of the sole, this wearing at the toe really should not happen. For me, these are expensive shoes (at £400 a pair).

 

I have worn my Boughton's about once every fortnight, for no more than 4-5 hours. They can hardly been said to have taken a battering. And yet these shoes are supposed to be rugged, 'country' brogues. I'm very disappointed.  Yours, as ever, Munky. :mad:

post #6505 of 7378
Get the dainite instead. But its a simple, starightforward, and un-melodramatic solution, im afraid
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Get the dainite instead. But its a simple, starightforward, and un-melodramatic solution, im afraid
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un-melodramatic solution

DO YOU EVEN STYLEFORUM?
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^ yeah boot fits a atleast 1/4 sizes big on my US12D foot. I take a 11.5C/D in the barrie. Went with uk11 on the 4537.

Noticed there's a UK10 on retrickers eBay... Would that be too small for you?
post #6509 of 7378

So my little tantrum comes to an end. Tricker's did confirm that the boots are genuine, a discontinued model made for the Japan market called Mandy.

 

I have a nice pair of boots out of the whole 'ordeal' so nothing to complain about, except my increasing levels of paranoia, I suppose.

 

Thanks to all who the sane(r) voices who posted here!

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AppleMark

AppleMark

Wow, I was just about to post this very question. I have a pair of orange shell boots that I bought as 1st quality that have rough patches all along the rear of the boot. . .even some cracking. I will try to post pictures this weekend to compare.
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