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In Praise of Trickers

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

  1. Teou

    Teou Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the crotch shot...


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    The double monks is pretty versatile. Looks narrow at first but pretty comfortable.
     
  2. pabloj

    pabloj Senior member

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    The double monks is pretty versatile. Looks narrow at first but pretty comfortable.

    +1 for me the only problem is a bit low instep
     
  3. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    Any idea what models use the 7395 last?
     
  4. Groover

    Groover Senior member

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    x-post from the shoe porn thread.

    Picked up these Trickers Chelsea boots from their eBay shop.

    Coffee Brown, with what Trickers describe as a London Waist. The waist is quite narrow and has a bevel on it.

    They've been worn a couple of times and are very comfortable, a bit of saphir on the toes has bought out the burnishing.

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  5. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Fantastic again, Groover. How much were those?
     
  6. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    Cross posted from SW&D mega thread:

    My new MTO Trickers

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  7. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    Alright, so I think I want to take the plunge and buy a pair of bourtons. Honestly, I don't dress up often, so they would be worn with jeans most of the time. Question is: what is the best color to get? Or what color goes with more? Also, as for sizing. I normally wear a 9.5-10. What would be a safe bet on size? Thanks.
    I have the Bourton in Acorn, and Marron Antique. Recommend Acorn. It will age beautifully. I'm a size 10 (UK). I take 9.5, fit 5 in Bourton.
     
  8. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    The Bourton is on the 4444 last which means you should definitely size down from whatever size you take in the Stow (4497 last)
     
  9. Groover

    Groover Senior member

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    Fantastic again, Groover. How much were those?

    Many thanks [​IMG]

    I picked them up a while back when the prices were £185. Really chuffed with them.
     
  10. miurasv

    miurasv Senior member

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    I really like the Stow or Bourton in Acorn. Are the width fittings on the large side. I normally take a 11 G or H. As these shoes only come in the size 5 width fitting which Trickers say is the F equivalent they'd probably be too small though???? They've gone up in price a lot.
     
  11. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    I really like the Stow or Bourton in Acorn. Are the width fittings on the large side. I normally take a 11 G or H. As these shoes only come in the size 5 width fitting which Trickers say is the F equivalent they'd probably be too small though???? They've gone up in price a lot.

    The width fittings are on the large side, however, a fitting 5 would not be sufficient for a G or H width foot. Trickers, however, come in a fitting 6 as well which is wider. Stows and Bourtons only come in fitting 5, however, their twin, the Malton comes in fitting 6 on that same last (4497) in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole. If you're interesting in a shoe, the Keswick comes in the same last as the Bourton (4444) in a fitting 6 in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole.

    If your foot is bordering on an H, I would suggest the 4444 last with a fitting 6 as the 4444 last is Trickers' roomiest last. The boots I posted above are a 4444 last with a fitting 6 as I have FX/G width feet as well. In that case, most people size down half a size because the last is generally half a size oversized.

    Unfortunately, if you want any other colour than C Shade Gorse (which is a light shade but not quite Acorn), you will have to go the MTO route.

    --Marcel
     
  12. miurasv

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    The width fittings are on the large side, however, a fitting 5 would not be sufficient for a G or H width foot. Trickers, however, come in a fitting 6 as well which is wider. Stows and Bourtons only come in fitting 5, however, their twin, the Malton comes in fitting 6 on that same last (4497) in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole. If you're interesting in a shoe, the Keswick comes in the same last as the Bourton (4444) in a fitting 6 in C Shade Gorse with a Commando Sole.

    If your foot is bordering on an H, I would suggest the 4444 last with a fitting 6 as the 4444 last is Trickers' roomiest last. The boots I posted above are a 4444 last with a fitting 6 as I have FX/G width feet as well. In that case, most people size down half a size because the last is generally half a size oversized.

    Unfortunately, if you want any other colour than C Shade Gorse (which is a light shade but not quite Acorn), you will have to go the MTO route.

    --Marcel


    Thanks for your reply, Marcel. Is C Shade Gorse the orangey colour that I've seen some of the Trickers brogues in? If so this is not to my taste but if not I'd probably get the Keswick shoe with the wide 4444 last you mention with leather sole. If it is the orangey colour then I'll probably get another pair of Sandalwood Polished Binder Church's Graftons in 11 G fit and ask Church's to stretch them a bit before they send them out. I already have the Nevada Calf 11G fit Graftons that aren't quite wide enough and do hurt and aggravate the corns on my little toes.
     
  13. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    It is, indeed, that orangey colour. I know Alfred Sargeant also do a few H fitting shoes, I'm just having trouble remembering the names of any of the models.
     
  14. phelan77

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    Alfred Sargent shoes in H fitting should be the hudson shoe from the previous premeir collection
     
  15. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    I need have a pair of Tricker's refurbished. I contacted the factory and I was quoted £185 + £10 p+p! This isn't refurbishing, mind, it's simply a re-sole with a bit of shoe polish applied. They don't finish them or re-dye, as Cheaney do. That's just plain crazy! Last year a re-sole was £100. I contacted KoKo's in London and they do a re-sole for £80 or so. They won't de-dye, though they used to, as it's risky. I'm going have to do it myself.
     
  16. kev777

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    That seems very steep for a recraft ?? Contact Shoehealer they may advise you better, they are Trickers experts too , contact Richard.
     
  17. rabiesinfrance

    rabiesinfrance Senior member

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    Thanks, may do. The price increase is in line with the price increase on their shoes, but even so it's crazy to pay £200 for a re-sole! What the point of having them re-soled? I might as well buy a new pair. It also means that people will turn to their local cobbler, which lessens the value of the product in the long run. People may, justifiably, decide not to buy Tricker's and go elsewhere. I wonder if they were just trying it on?
     
  18. Ich_Dien

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  19. MalfordOfLondon

    MalfordOfLondon Senior member

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    I'd find it very hard to justify spending £200 on a brand new pair of Trickers - let alone a recraft. That's ridiculous.
    I just dropped off a pair of Shell boots in C&J for a recraft with Berlutti tip and that was £120.
     
  20. meister

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    I noticed you can get a new pair of Herrings made by Trickers for GBP330.
     

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