In Praise of Trickers

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

  1. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Espresso isn't dark enough for you? It's almost black!
     


  2. Wes Bourne

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    Espresso isn't dark enough for you? It's almost black!

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


  3. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Worth bringing up again, Wes, they're wonderful.
     


  4. Wes Bourne

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    Thanks, I do like them a lot; I've probably worn them once or twice every week since I got them. Re Tricker's Espresso: I briefly had a pair of their Regent calfskin captoes in that colour with natural sole edge finishing, MTO for a German retailer (returned them because of needle drag marks). That pair could pass for black depending on the lighting.
     


  5. Tarmac

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    my espressos definitely are not black, they are clearly brown

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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
     


  7. 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
     


  8. aj_del

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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.
     


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

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


  10. kmdsimpson

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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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  11. aj_del

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    ^^ Depends on how much you paid ...
     


  12. kmdsimpson

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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?
     


  13. aj_del

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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.
     


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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
     


  15. kmdsimpson

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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.
     


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