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In Praise of Trickers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Lawman, May 13, 2009.

  1. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    What is the Tricker's Continental collection. A shoe on sale on the Tricker's ebay store http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Trickers-Facto...ht_1245wt_1165 has the description From the Continental Collection A Gentlemans Derby tramping shoe in oatmeal suede off the W 2298 set of lasts On a red micro rubber sole
     
  2. Mr. Tweed

    Mr. Tweed Well-Known Member

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    It is not really a collection, like the Country, 1829 or Jermyn collection. To my experience Tricker's use it to describe shoes on their W2298 last. This is more of a country last, but slightly slimmer and longer compared to the country classics like Bourton and Malton. Not a bad choice for some nice dirty bucks, I guess...
    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed
     
  3. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Thanks for your reply.

    I like the style of the shoes in the Tricker's ebay shop but the color of the suede seems to be too white for my taste.
     
  4. duration

    duration Well-Known Member

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    Mine appear lighter than usual here (lots of natural light).

    Thanks guys. Didn't know that Espresso was that dark!
     
  5. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Well-Known Member

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    I just received a pair of Tricker's that I think are several seasons old. While new, they seem to have a lot of shop wear on them, and I'm not sure whether I should keep them. Anyone recognize these? Is there anything particularly special about these that should make me think twice? The store claims original retail on these was $640!

    They are Dundee model. The box says "Cordan Burnished Derby Shoe." Pics below. First with flash, the rest without.

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  6. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Depends on how much you paid ...
     
  7. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Well-Known Member

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    ^^ Depends on how much you paid ...

    Good point. It was in the neighborhood of 50% off. I don't see how they're much different than these:
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/trickers/products/165.php

    ...which would be less than I paid and new. And honestly, I have a hard time believing that these ever retailed for $640. Am I missing something?
     
  8. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    The Dundee model you have linked to is probably discontinued, hence the low price and limited sizes.

    If you paid 320 USD for those shoes, I wouldn't say you got a great deal but if you like it then I guess you could keep them.
     
  9. Salsalocust

    Salsalocust Well-Known Member

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    The Dundee model you have linked to is probably discontinued, hence the low price and limited sizes.

    If you paid 320 USD for those shoes, I wouldn't say you got a great deal but if you like it then I guess you could keep them.


    As stated, the Corniche range is discontinued. Corniche are and were perfectly decent shoes - the leathers used are basic and the price point at Pediwear is accurate and appropriate for first grade items.

    Regards,

    Graham
     
  10. kmdsimpson

    kmdsimpson Well-Known Member

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    The Dundee model you have linked to is probably discontinued, hence the low price and limited sizes.

    If you paid 320 USD for those shoes, I wouldn't say you got a great deal but if you like it then I guess you could keep them.


    As stated, the Corniche range is discontinued. Corniche are and were perfectly decent shoes - the leathers used are basic and the price point at Pediwear is accurate and appropriate for first grade items.

    Regards,

    Graham


    Thanks for the info. I sent them back. Not a bargain at the price, and not in condition that I consider to be sellable as new. Disappointed, but not a fair assessment of Trickers in general.
     
  11. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    I am thinking of buying the Durnham model from the Corniche collection which is currently on sale at Pediwear for 170 GBP. I am wondering how is the quality of the corniche collection and if someone has any pictures of the Durnham. Also any pictures of the Tricker's beechnut color ...
     
  12. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Well-Known Member

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    Also any pictures of the Tricker's beechnut color ...

    Tricker's Beechnut Burnished:

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  13. Mr. Tweed

    Mr. Tweed Well-Known Member

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    Also any pictures of the Tricker's beechnut color ...

    Please bear in mind that Durham, and all of the Corniche collection shoes, are made in corrected grain leathers that are not available in the full price Tricker's collections. The Durham leather is called Beechnut Gorse Calf and do not look much like Beechnut Antique Calf (below) or Beechnut Burnished Calf (shown by Wes Bourne). I do not have a picture of a Beechnut Gorse Calf shoe.

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    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed
     
  14. aj_del

    aj_del Well-Known Member

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    Tricker's Beechnut Burnished:

    Please bear in mind that Durham, and all of the Corniche collection shoes, are made in corrected grain leathers that are not available in the full price Tricker's collections. The Durham leather is called Beechnut Gorse Calf and do not look much like Beechnut Antique Calf (below) or Beechnut Burnished Calf (shown by Wes Bourne). I do not have a picture of a Beechnut Gorse Calf shoe.

    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed


    Thank you both for your replies and pics. Decided to give the Durnham a miss.
     
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    knittieguy Well-Known Member

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  16. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have, or have any thoughts on the quality or appearance of, the Muirfield, Trickers' version of an austerity brogue for Pediwear?
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/trickers/products/2278.php


    Good looking shoe, appears to be MTO for Pediwear.
     
  17. Mr. Tweed

    Mr. Tweed Well-Known Member

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    Anyone have, or have any thoughts on the quality or appearance of, the Muirfield, Trickers' version of an austerity brogue for Pediwear?
    http://www.pediwear.co.uk/trickers/products/2278.php


    Definitely Tricker's MTO for Pediwear.

    Quality: According to Tricker's normal high standards.

    Appearance: Well, a modern "less is more" twist of a brogue. Made on a last featuring a long and squary toe box that in fact do not look very Trickerish at all. Not my cup of tea, but, to each his own...

    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed
     
  18. Milkcansan

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    I am thinking to buy a Tricker's Bourton. I saw the Keswick and thought they look exactly the same. Is there any difference between the two? I am UK 8.5 in CJ 236 last (Connaught) and UK 9 in CJ 348 last (Hallam). Should I go for UK 8.5 in Tricker's Bourton or even UK 8?
    Need the help of the experts with experience of Tricker's country shoes
     
  19. Mr. Tweed

    Mr. Tweed Well-Known Member

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    Dear Milkcansan,
    Keswick is the C-shade Gorse Calf (Tricker's signature colour) version of Bourton. Made on leather as well as commando sole. Often, but not always, made on width 6 last, whereas Bourton is normally width 5.

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    Regarding sizing, there is really no substitute for trying one on. Tricker's country collection are made on relatively short and wide lasts. If you have a wider foot blade you might want to pick half a size down, but if you have more of a narrow foot this will not be the case.
    Yours,
    Mr. Tweed
     
  20. radicaldog

    radicaldog Well-Known Member

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    Regarding sizing, there is really no substitute for trying one on. Tricker's country collection are made on relatively short and wide lasts. If you have a wider foot blade you might want to pick half a size down, but if you have more of a narrow foot this will not be the case.
    True. In fact the classic Tricker's brogue derby is unwearable for anyone with very narrow feet, and they won't even make it MTO on a narrower fitting last (inquired in the shop).
     

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