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post #1306 of 1316

I'm surprised, as I'd not heard about that change. I remember reading that Trickers had made a decision to avoid Horween when sourcing their shell, although that was some years ago obviously. I wonder what provoked this re-think?

 

The selection of colours in shell was one of Trickers great selling points. So I guess that's the end of interesting one-offs in Cipresso, Navy, Teak etc. What a shame.

 

If I'd known that change was coming then I'd have ordered a Cipresso pair (in the right size...) or jumped in on your recent Cipresso cap toe order. Which, by the way, is still one of the best looking items of men's footwear I've ever seen. Some combinations just come out perfect (Whisky Alden longwings, Acorn Bourtons with natural welts etc.) and that was one such combo.

post #1307 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Expat Simon View Post
 

I'm surprised, as I'd not heard about that change. I remember reading that Trickers had made a decision to avoid Horween when sourcing their shell, although that was some years ago obviously. I wonder what provoked this re-think?

 

The selection of colours in shell was one of Trickers great selling points. So I guess that's the end of interesting one-offs in Cipresso, Navy, Teak etc. What a shame.

 

If I'd known that change was coming then I'd have ordered a Cipresso pair (in the right size...) or jumped in on your recent Cipresso cap toe order. Which, by the way, is still one of the best looking items of men's footwear I've ever seen. Some combinations just come out perfect (Whisky Alden longwings, Acorn Bourtons with natural welts etc.) and that was one such combo.

 

It's not Horween, to the best of my knowledge - but I'm verifying that now.

 

We had originally ordered a Cipresso boot as our first makeup for the shop, and were told that it was canceled due to issues with the color falling off the shell.  

post #1308 of 1316


Hi Jeremy, I'd be interested to know what you find out. From memory there's a place in Argentina (I think) who do Cordovan in colours too, I'm hoping for that over Horween, as while I know the Horween skins are gorgeous, it'd be nice if Trickers stayed with a supplier that offers other colours.

post #1309 of 1316
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Originally Posted by Expat Simon View Post


Hi Jeremy, I'd be interested to know what you find out. From memory there's a place in Argentina (I think) who do Cordovan in colours too, I'm hoping for that over Horween, as while I know the Horween skins are gorgeous, it'd be nice if Trickers stayed with a supplier that offers other colours.

That would be Rocinante
post #1310 of 1316

Richard at ShoeHealer said it was an English tannery, with only black and burgundy colors available in shell.

post #1311 of 1316


Thanks for that info. Shame, but I'm sure the decision was made with good reason, I have faith in Trickers.

post #1312 of 1316
Hi 
 
Managed to lose my previous log-in for the Forum so have a new profile, it's been a while: previous MTO was similar to a junya watanabe super boot. 
 
I'm currently speaking to Richard about the following two boots & wanted to see if there's any interest from any Trickers aficionados on SF. 
 
 
Style: Jimmy aka stubby stow
Last: 4444 
Fitting: 5
Colour: cuba waxy 
Sole: Commando Sole in brown
Welt: Natural Welt
Lining: TBC
Pull tab: TBC
Binding: None
Eyelets:  Brass eyelets
Lace: Heavy wax cotton in brown 
 
Very similar to these produced by the Bureau a few seasons back: 
 
 
&/Or 
 
Style: Jimmy aka stubby stow
Last: 4444 
Fitting: 5
Colour: snuff waxy 
Sole: Vibram gumlite brown / would consider other sole options if it gets the numbers required for the bulk MTO 
Welt: dark 
Lining: dark green 
Pull tab: dark green 
Binding: None
Eyelets:  Brass eyelets
Lace: Heavy wax cotton in brown 
 

Not a million miles from these Trickers that have been modified:

 
 
Any Takers, please let me know below?
 
Best 
Dom 
post #1313 of 1316
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Originally Posted by StrangeJeremy View Post
 

 

It's not Horween, to the best of my knowledge - but I'm verifying that now.

 

We had originally ordered a Cipresso boot as our first makeup for the shop, and were told that it was canceled due to issues with the color falling off the shell.  

 

Coming back to this 3 months later:  Our shell boots have been cancelled outright, as Trickers is having trouble with production across the board for shell boots.

 

Are there any make-ups anyone is desperate to see out there?   I have a ton of ideas, but I want to make boots that people want.   Feel free to PM me or email jeremy at standard and strange dot com.

post #1314 of 1316
That sucks and I'm sorry to hear that. I think Cuba waxy is a great leather they work with. An Allan boot or longwing derby in that would be cool.
post #1315 of 1316
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Originally Posted by rutabaga View Post

That sucks and I'm sorry to hear that. I think Cuba waxy is a great leather they work with. An Allan boot or longwing derby in that would be cool.

 

Good call on the Cuba waxy - that leather looks really nice.

post #1316 of 1316
I was chatting to Superdenim a couple of weeks back and they said Tricker's were getting out of SC completely. I got an email today from Superdenim saying that they will be offering the Cordovan boot in Black and Burgundy in AW16. Conflicting reports from the same source - it's anyone's guess what is actually happening.
Having said all that, coming late to the Tricker's party, I'd be in for a similar MTO boot as the PCTB x Superdenim in Blue Calf or (shudder) Burgundy SC.
I was lucky enough to pick up this boot in both Black and Mogano SC recently and love the style and fit.

Edit: I've been in contact with Richard at Shoehealers and he said that Tricker's have gone back to Comipel after assessing numerous other tanneries. At the moment they're only using Black and Burgundy SC and only making the Robert Derby shoe in it. Bummer!
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Edited by CrashBurner - 7/25/16 at 2:41am
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