I should thank unbelragazzo also for the unexpected pleasure of getting to see the boots as they were being constructed (not to mention for sharing photos of the factory visit). Much appreciated.
My trip to Tricker's - Page 2
You've really been doing the rounds here.
As you say, they have a tractor-like quality - indeed, I find the Tricker's shape just a little too rustic, but I suppose that is part of their unchanging style. I feel Sargents may have the edge, however, in terms of making true heavyweight brogues.