In Praise of Trickers

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

  1. marin

    marin Senior member

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    +1 on all the Tricker's love. Regent cap toe in Beechnut Burnished:

    Very nice shoes, Wes!

    Wes, those are nice & I'm considering picking up a pair but was on the fence about the sizing.

    Bris, I infer from your posts that you have an incredible collection. What's bigger -- your bedroom or your shoe closet? [​IMG]
     


  2. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    I find Tricker's, C&J bench grade, and Church's custom grade to be roughly on a par.
     


  3. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Bris, I infer from your posts that you have an incredible collection. What's bigger -- your bedroom or your shoe closet? [​IMG]

    My collection is nice, but constantly evolving. I currently only own 10 pairs, all complete with proper boxes and bags. [​IMG]
     


  4. Salsalocust

    Salsalocust Senior member

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    Hi Guys,

    Call me a "dirty ol' spammer" if you wish, but I think they both look pretty fine!
    Clunky and inelegant.... pah!

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    Regards,

    Graham
     


  5. UFN

    UFN Senior member

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    Love the brogues and would have loved the other ones even more if it hadn't been for the heart-motive on the toe.

    /U.
     


  6. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    I love the second pair. They look just like a pair by black fleece.
     


  7. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Go down one whole or one half size for this shoe? I go down one whole size for Lobbs, CJs, and Barker black.

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  8. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Go down one whole or one half size for this shoe? I go down one whole size for Lobbs, CJs, and Barker black.

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    I believe it is recommended to convert 1 full size for Tricker's country lasts, which have a generous toe box.
     


  9. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    I love the second pair. They look just like a pair by black fleece.

    And much cheaper[​IMG]
    I wonder why?[​IMG]
     


  10. UFN

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  11. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    The factory stores gets a few shoes made for thom browne
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  12. chobochobo

    chobochobo Rubber Chicken Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Yes, made for TB most probably, but they swap out the insole for a Trickers one. Re-Trickers are very good, they ship out super quick - I got my pair (UK to Hong Kong) in three days!
     


  13. Salsalocust

    Salsalocust Senior member

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    Interesting small shoe in Cipresso cordovan . When I was writing up the description for these I was at a loss how to describe the style accurately.

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    The toe is essentially a plain toe with no cap. However, there are two parallel seams that produce the 'appearance' of a cap.

    I ended up saying just that : 'stitched toe'

    Any other suggestions?

    Regards,

    Graham
     


  14. juniper

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    The toe is essentially a plain toe with no cap. However, there are two parallel seams that produce the 'appearance' of a cap.

    I ended up saying just that : 'stitched toe'


    Trickers heavier country boots, like the grasmere, have that fake toe cap too - presumably the leather on those is so thick you wouldn't actually want to double up the leather at the front.
     


  15. Borrelli

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    Graham, thank you for the nut brown loafers. They are wonderful. Very soft and supple leather. Elegant shoe.
    Unfortunately I took a risk on size. These are too small for me. I'll sell them on.

    Having now seen and felt these Trickers up close I really want another pair. I am still a bit lost on sizing. I have an 8.5G normally. Does Trickers fit smaller, more snug than a C&J in the same size? Which last to take for a higher instep?

    I also mailed the factory shop on sizing, hope to get some feedback.
     


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