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Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. zippyh

    zippyh Well-Known Member

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    Don't think of acquiring black oxfords as a task you must accomplish. Think of it as an opportunity to go shoe shopping.
     
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    gr, yes there do seem to be slight differences around the welt area between the Sander's and the Tricker's.My Tricker's look as though they have a much wider welt. I'm not sure many people would notice, though and I would love a pair of Sander's. Mrs Munky has put a veto on further shoe-driven purchases. [​IMG] ...At least for the moment.

    LondonHedonist, London is a dangerous shoe place, a very dangerous place. A revised schedule: stay away from - and further visits to - the Jermyn Street area.

    Just to lower the tone...I bought a pair of Clark's boat shoes, this afternoon. Make what you will, of that.
     
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    I actually have a pair of Clarks boat shoes that I quite adore, Mr. Munky, and they've been with me at least four good years now. Clarks may not be Jermyn Street material, but they're a decent enough shoe in my opinion. Well... a few of the models are...
     
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    Thanks for that, Mr Hedonist. I can now have a night without Valium. They are certainly comfortable and I am now looking all over the net for Waxy Leather cleaners. Well, we all have to have a hobby...Summer might occur, here in the UK and these boat shoes seem like the Dog's Bollocks. As we say, on this side of the pond.
     
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    Mistake! I just looked in to see that my Tricker's were suitably bedded down. I realised that my boat shoes were from Marks and Spencers. They are made in Portugal and so are lots of other brands - including some Loake's. So let's not get to sniffy here. A boat shoe is a boat shoe is a boat shoe.
     
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    At any rate.. For waxy leather, I've had great results with saddle soap. Work up a lather with a bit of water and a clean rag and soap up the shoe. Then wipe it off and brush with a designated wax brush.
     
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    Thanks, NearlyUkHedonist,
    Thanks for that. I was wondering what I could do to clean them.
     
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    Two quick questions about boat shoes and then back to Trickers!

    a) do you put shoe trees in boat shoes?
    b) am I right to think that you can never wear socks with them? But could you use 'trainer socks' - the ones that you try to hide under the tops of shoes? Let us be clear: I am not thinking of shorts, mid calf, white socks and so on.
     
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    Some will say you should put trees in any shoe. With the boat shoes I tend not to. They do require some maintenance due to the salt water they tend to come in contact with. But i tend not to think of them as shoes that require shapeliness be maintained.

    Socks? Never.
     
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    Agree with BostonHedonist. No shoe trees, no socks. Well, maybe an occasional colorful argyle at a vacation resort dinner.
     
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    Thanks,guys. Not even those cropped socks that people wear in trainers? I have funny feet (most people laugh at them) and I probably need something between foot and shoe.

    I have noticed, on occasions, that there is a summer uniform for elderly US men. It is made up of a very bright and noisy shirt, long, plaid shorts, white sox pulled up over the calf and the whole outfit being rounded off with a pair of Nike Airmax'. In Europe such men stand out because of their elegance. Apologies if these clothes are staples, for you.
     
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    well, boat shoes are only a marginal step up from sneakers. I personally don't understand what weather would be too hot & humid for loafers but appropriate for nautical-themed chromexcel shoes (unless you're actually on a boat :)
    but to each his own I guess [​IMG]
     
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    Boat shoes are designed for slippery smooth surfaces in wet environments. A true boat shoe's laces tie in all the way around the lower ankle, ensuring that they won't come off when deluged. The bottoms will alternate between traditional traction and micro-slits that work well on the deck of a boat. Here in Boston, and most of New England, they're a staple as a great many of the elites tend to be either nautically-oriented or at least wish to give that appearance. As with many elements of style, there's a bit of a trickle-down effect here.

    If you're hanging around the marina in a polo shirt, shorts and nice, polished loafers, somethings not quite right.
     
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    Well, I wore my new boat shoes, today. It isn't really Mystic Seaport, around here, but we do what we can. I bought a pack of sub-trainer, hidden socks, which I plan to wear with the BS, in the summer. They will go well with a Southern Spanish vibe, when we are in Mallorca. . I also bought some Saphir Greasy Leather cream, but I have found no instructions at all for its use. That includes various internet searches. In the end, I put a thin coat on the shoes and left it at that. So far, they are holding up well. Not quite my Trickers, but I won't complain.
     
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    Will keep that in mind next time I am hanging out around a marina! : )
     
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    It's more an East Coast thing. My Dad was a haberdasher and owned his own shop when I was growing up in the 80's, and I was always forced to wear boat shoes or loafers, which I grew to hate, so still in rebellion, I now own neither!
     
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    No boat shoes or loafers? That's heretical! [​IMG]
     
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    Casual Friday...love these boots.
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    Nice!
     
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    'Tis how I wear my Teck Cordovan ALLANs[​IMG]

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