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monkey66

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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 :)
Really nice job. I always worry about how to keep natural welts clean when polishing. Now I will be confident if I need to dye them.
 

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I have a pair of AS from a group order and my name was written on the inside like that. Same neat printing.
 

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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.View attachment 1436810
They look really nice. AS exclusive is meant to be a really high standard I believe.
 

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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.
Probably muddied the water with the way I phrased this question.

Anyone have experience with Ilkley and Bourton ? How would you compare them ?
 

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Probably muddied the water with the way I phrased this question.

Anyone have experience with Ilkley and Bourton ? How would you compare them ?
I have a Bourton and used to have the Ilkley also.

just the same shoe in different leathers and soles really.

Ilkley is very sturdy.

Fit should be identical.
 

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Probably muddied the water with the way I phrased this question.

Anyone have experience with Ilkley and Bourton ? How would you compare them ?
I have a Bourton and used to have the Ilkley also.

just the same shoe in different leathers and soles really.

Ilkley is very sturdy.

Fit should be identical.
What @Reiver said.

I have Bourtons and Ilkley and they are the same shoe in different materials. I wear them all in the same size.

That said, my Ilkley fits about like my marron Bourton, while my kudu Bourton is quite a bit looser (requires thicker socks).

And Ilkley’s sole and Zug/neo-Zug make for a very stiff shoe. I enjoy them but think I have many miles to go before true break-in. Wearing them for work in wet grass eased them a bit.
 

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What @Reiver said.

I have Bourtons and Ilkley and they are the same shoe in different materials. I wear them all in the same size.

That said, my Ilkley fits about like my marron Bourton, while my kudu Bourton is quite a bit looser (requires thicker socks).

And Ilkley’s sole and Zug/neo-Zug make for a very stiff shoe. I enjoy them but think I have many miles to go before true break-in. Wearing them for work in wet grass eased them a bit.
Ha ha, when I first got mine I thought they felt comfortable so decided just to go for it and take them for a reasonable length walk. Terrible idea!

About a mile away from home they started hurting my heels and I ended up hobbling back home.

I actually contemplated walking barefoot, baring in mind this was in December. Never again!

They did break in nicely in the end though. Needed about a two week break from them though which was disappointing.
 

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Anyone here have any experience with the C shade Gorse leather? I’m possibly interested in the wide fit models, Keswick or Malton which come in this leather.

I like the colour, just wondering if it’s a nice leather and aged well really.
 

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Ha ha, when I first got mine I thought they felt comfortable so decided just to go for it and take them for a reasonable length walk. Terrible idea!

About a mile away from home they started hurting my heels and I ended up hobbling back home.

I actually contemplated walking barefoot, baring in mind this was in December. Never again!

They did break in nicely in the end though. Needed about a two week break from them though which was disappointing.
ouch
 

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Anyone here have any experience with the C shade Gorse leather? I’m possibly interested in the wide fit models, Keswick or Malton which come in this leather.

I like the colour, just wondering if it’s a nice leather and aged well really.
I have a pair of lightly used Keswicks in C Shade UK8.5 that are too big for me. Let me know if interested.
 

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I have a pair of lightly used Keswicks in C Shade UK8.5 that are too big for me. Let me know if interested.
Unfortunately I’d probably need a UK 10 I think.

How does the leather look after some light wear? I saw a pair on eBay and one shoe had very prominent creasing. Probably hadn’t used shoe trees though
 

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Ha ha, when I first got mine I thought they felt comfortable so decided just to go for it and ...
They are true heavy duty footwear…Maybe not to the extreme of my Limmer boots, but along the same spectrum in terms of sheer armorclad impenetrability and reluctance to accede to anything as simple as a mere human foot. I think they’re fantastic.

However.... I ordered some suede derbys today for those times when I’m looking for a less dramatic footwear experience.
 
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