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.