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post #106 of 576

Great thread.

 

The comparisons and the information provided here is outstanding.

post #107 of 576
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cheers Dan.
post #108 of 576
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IMHO, Alfred Sargent Exclusive line has the highest points when comes to a balance of quality, design and value.

We offer free lasted shoes trees with our AS Exclusives and free fast international shipping over £300, worth considering when making your AS purchase.

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-armfield
post #109 of 576
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Tricker’s

Tricker’s was founded in 1829 by Joseph Barltrop, making it one of the oldest surviving shoemakers in the UK and it remains to be a family business run by the Bartrop family.

The name “Tricker” appeared when Walter James Barltrop, son of Joseph Barltrop, married Claire Louise Tricker in 1862. At that time they decided to change the name from Barltrop, which was thought to be not as commercial a name as Tricker. Tricker’s is the holder of the Royal Warrant from His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales.

Tricker’s is famous for its heavy brogue shoes and boots for country use, and does private runs for various vendors in different materials, finishing and colours. Tricker's now has a large market for both men's and ladies fashion shoes, the majority of which goes overseas. Export is the “life blood” of the company now and approximately 70% of all the shoes are exported throughout the world.

My Tricker’s 1829 Regent Black in 4537 last, size UK 6.5 fitting 5
Purchased from Pediwear, RRP £287.50 ext. VAT
Topied at Coombs in the Strand Arcade Sydney











 

 

Wurger - what happened to the inside of your right shoe just below the toe cap?

post #110 of 576
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Creasing, the only pair of shoes that does that. and Tricker's don't offer lasted trees to push it out.
post #111 of 576
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Originally Posted by wurger View Post

IMHO, Alfred Sargent Exclusive line has the highest points when comes to a balance of quality, design and value.

We offer free lasted shoes trees with our AS Exclusives and free fast international shipping over £300, worth considering when making your AS purchase.

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/products/alfred-sargent-exclusive-armfield

good deal, FredAstaire1899 might finally pull the trigger.
post #112 of 576
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Middle Tier Group Photos

Tricker's Regent, Alfred Sargent Armfied and Crockett & Jones Audley



post #113 of 576

Thanks for the comparison!  The AS's are lovely in that comparison.  Not surprised you put them in the middle.

post #114 of 576
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yes, definitely one of my favourites, in fact, AS is my favourite brand right now.
post #115 of 576

If the shoes I just ordered fit they'll be my new favourite too :).  The fact that the heels don't have lots of nails means I don't have to put topy over the heel like with the other English brands.

post #116 of 576
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Hm, never heard of topy the heel

Congrats on the purchase
post #117 of 576
AS Exclusive Oxford Lasts are really fantastic and so elegant! Those AS are really above the other two!

How do you care for these black shoes, Do you prefer matte finish for all of them? Or have some pair bulled?
post #118 of 576
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I prefer neither matte or bull. Just a simple brush, two or three layers of polish, and once in a while, some renovateur.

Whatever finish they came out, I will stand by it.
post #119 of 576
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Allen Edmonds

Founded in 1922 in Belgium, Wisconsin, by Mr Elbert W. Allen, he brought his top salesman Bill Edmonds on as a partner. Their Goodyear welt manufacturing process is 360 degree welt and nail-less and shankless. Along with Alden, it is one of the two premier US shoemakers, albeit at a much larger scale than Alden.

During the Second World War, Allen Edmond secured a giant contract to provide footwear to the American military. Due to its high quality, legions of returning servicemen continued to wear the shoes after the war was over, and continued to buy them for life, and passing the passion of the brand onto their kids. Four different American presidents wore the company’s signature Park Avenue black cap toe oxford to their inaugurations, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Today, Allen Edmonds continues to manufacture the vast majority of its footwear in its Wisconsin Factory in the States, (besides a few select pairs that are made in Italy and in the wholly AE owned factory in Dominican Republic).

Allen Edmonds is definitely a Style Forum favourite due to its availability from various stores in the States, a variety of styles with a solid quality at a fair price, different lasts with different widths, excellent aftersales service and ever going on sales for different occasions.

My Allen Edmonds Park Avenue Black in 5 last, size US 7E
Purchased from Amazon, RRP $345
Topied and reheeled at Coombs in the Strand Arcade Sydney















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post #120 of 576
^ Those don't appeal to me as much as most of your other pairs, Wurger.
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