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Mallaig

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Anyone have the Ilkleys? Do they fit the same as the Bourtons?

I’ve got a strong desire for a Bourton In a grained leather with commando soles. So a black Ilkley would be good or maybe a green scotch grain and change the sole.
 

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Anyone have the Ilkleys? Do they fit the same as the Bourtons?

I’ve got a strong desire for a Bourton In a grained leather with commando soles. So a black Ilkley would be good or maybe a green scotch grain and change the sole.
AFAIK, Bourton, Ilkley, and Keswick are all the same style just differing in soles and materials. Standard c shade Keswicks are wide fit but I have a pair from a Bureau make up that are medium width. It wouldn’t surprise me if Trickers have some secret decoder ring for determining which is which.
 

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Big fan of Tricker's here. I just did a bit of welt darkening/colouring on two recent pairs that originally came with the natural welt and I thought I'd share a few pictures for anyone that might be curious.

These are the Coffee and Cafe Burnished. (Often available at a bit of a bargain price from various dealers from what I can tell).

Quite a different look to the original, which I also quite like, but I thought it turned out rather well.

Before picture of the Coffee (didn't get a before picture of the Cafe):



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For anyone wondering I used Saphir Teinture Francaise (01) Black (applied with a small paint brush rather than the included dauber) for the main colouring, and then finished it with a bit of Saphir Pommadier Cream and some Pate de Luxe wax. There was also some masking tape involved :)
 

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........I just did a bit of welt darkening/colouring

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For anyone wondering I used Saphir Teinture Francaise (01) Black (applied with a small paint brush rather than the included dauber) for the main colouring, and then finished it with a bit of Saphir Pommadier Cream and some Pate de Luxe wax. There was also some masking tape involved :)
Nice contrast.....

Might just try this on my Tricker's Stows by Paul Smith.
PS Stow.jpg

as it was the picture I found on Flickr showing their potential that won me over for my purchasing decision.
Trickers Marron dark sole.jpg
 

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Big fan of Tricker's here. I just did a bit of welt darkening/colouring on two recent pairs that originally came with the natural welt and I thought I'd share a few pictures for anyone that might be curious.

These are the Coffee and Cafe Burnished. (Often available at a bit of a bargain price from various dealers from what I can tell).

Quite a different look to the original, which I also quite like, but I thought it turned out rather well.

Before picture of the Coffee (didn't get a before picture of the Cafe):



After:














For anyone wondering I used Saphir Teinture Francaise (01) Black (applied with a small paint brush rather than the included dauber) for the main colouring, and then finished it with a bit of Saphir Pommadier Cream and some Pate de Luxe wax. There was also some masking tape involved :)
impressive work! I sometimes like the natural welt but I think yours look great with a stained welt.
 

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Nice contrast.....

Might just try this on my Tricker's Stows by Paul Smith.
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as it was the picture I found on Flickr showing their potential that won me over for my purchasing decision.
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I actually like the colour of welt on your boots. It will naturally end up like the other photo I believe.
 

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I actually like the colour of welt on your boots. It will naturally end up like the other photo I believe.
The Paul Smith's are a double leather sole so no doubt they will eventually darken, not quite as much as having them dyed but should eventually patina quite nicely.
 

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Nice contrast.....

Might just try this on my Tricker's Stows by Paul Smith.
View attachment 1436467

as it was the picture I found on Flickr showing their potential that won me over for my purchasing decision.
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Very nice Stows. I do agree with Reiver that, at least according to the photo, the colour of the welt seems to work very well on your boots.

Should you want to darken/colour it, it really is quite an easy process. At least with the Teinture Francaise it is permanent though, but you could of course go for any colour you like, say start out with a light to mid brown for instance.
 

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impressive work! I sometimes like the natural welt but I think yours look great with a stained welt.
Thank you! It's a quick and easy procedure, anyone (with a minimum of dexterity) could do it I'd say :)
 

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Late afternoon arrival in the cheese shop...spanking new pair of Tricker's Boots : )

....some photos to while away the afternoon.

....first pair of Tricker's in Black.√
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...first with a buckle. √
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...first nine hole. √
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......my first Commando sole.√
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....first with Deer Skin.√
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...last pair on my Bucket list.√
(well at least for the summer :tongue:)

...yep a pair of Sheenes.)
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...a little more bulbous than your average Stow and appear at first a bit roomier than even the Paul Smith Stows on a 4444 last.
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Not quite sure what to make of the Olivvia deer skin, super floppy, thank god it's only used on the tongue upper body, regular stiffer grained leather is still used for the toe and heel sections otherwise they would be like slippers.
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......anyway....love the look, fit and feel so far....not too sure they even need to be broken in......just need a moto to go along with them....:redface:. lol
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I like the look of those AS. Is that model still available?
No idea, an eBay special. Inside they just say "DARREN JOHNS", I don't know if this is the model or the customer. The leather is like butter and they fit me really well. They have a fiddled back and a Dainite sole. One of my fave pairs. They looked a bit plain in flat brown but have started to pop with a little polish.
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