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alantrickman

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A couple of years ago, I was interested in getting Bourton in kudu. Didn't get them but still thinking about it. Anyone here get some kudu leather and would like to share his experience ? thx
Kudu is one of my favorite leathers ever. It is so interesting to look at and has so much character. I love how you can actually see the scarring on it. It's also durable and doesn't require much in the way of maintenance and upkeep. I couldn't recommend it enough, it's amazing! I've uploaded these pics before, but here are some shots to show the kudu leather up close.

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Info on jeans? Welcome to the Trickers club!
They are the Pure Blue Japan SR-019, Super rough, high relaxed taper.

I'm 7 pairs deep into my Tricker's addiction already, but these are the first I ever bought. I realised I worded it pretty poorly...
 

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Pulled the trigger on a pair of Tricker's polo chukka shoes at Pediwear. I had been eyeing Alden unlined chukkas, but decided that the 700€ price tag was too high for me. These seem like a nice alternative, being unlined and light on the sole – it's actually crazy to me how similar they seem. I was a bit unsure of the sizing: Barrie US10.5D fits me perfectly, and I know that the W2298 is quite small in the forefoot, so I bought both UK10 and UK10.5 to try on. Hoping that the UK10 will fit perfectly, but you never know...

Anyway, will report when the shoes arrive!
 

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Funny. About half my shell footwear is from UK companies.
Speaking of shell Tricker's. Found a new pair of shell Tricker boots I really like from a retailer for just over $600. Love the boot, and it's on double-leather which i prefer, but concerned about the Compiel shell and the quality of it compared to Horween, especially as it relates to stiffness and/or dryness. Granted, the boots are a great price, but how valid are these concerns? thanks for any feedback from anyone
 

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Newly arrived Roxbury’. My other Chelsea models have the taller shaft, these are the first models with a lower elastic shaft.

Snapped a few pictures, as these are museum calf in black. So depending on the lighting they’re full-on black, but have grayish swirls and even look dark gray, depending on lighting and viewing angle; not as dramatic in coloring as other shades of museum calf, but more of a subtle cool.

(oh, and I managed to snag these unworn on eBay for $65, so thrilled with that!)

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Kudu is one of my favorite leathers ever. It is so interesting to look at and has so much character. I love how you can actually see the scarring on it. It's also durable and doesn't require much in the way of maintenance and upkeep. I couldn't recommend it enough, it's amazing! I've uploaded these pics before, but here are some shots to show the kudu leather up close.

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It is, I hope we get more colours in the future. Perhaps a waxed Kudu?
 

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Speaking of shell Tricker's. Found a new pair of shell Tricker boots I really like from a retailer for just over $600. Love the boot, and it's on double-leather which i prefer, but concerned about the Compiel shell and the quality of it compared to Horween, especially as it relates to stiffness and/or dryness. Granted, the boots are a great price, but how valid are these concerns? thanks for any feedback from anyone
There have been reports of such events from owners (I myself want one but haven’t got one yet), tending to be dry or cracking. This I believe though was a past issue and they are better now (although they are still a bit dry). However, are Horween higher quality, yes, but are Compiel bad, no. Both are great, but Horween does edge it out.

I might be wrong here, so someone please do correct me :)
 

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Speaking of shell Tricker's. Found a new pair of shell Tricker boots I really like from a retailer for just over $600. Love the boot, and it's on double-leather which i prefer, but concerned about the Compiel shell and the quality of it compared to Horween, especially as it relates to stiffness and/or dryness. Granted, the boots are a great price, but how valid are these concerns? thanks for any feedback from anyone
I’ve never really had an issue with dry Cordovan from Comipel, but I’d say that the Horween product is superior. I’ve found it’s pretty rare to get bloom on Comipel Cordovan but the Horween product generally does for me, which could indicate higher fat content. As far as the material itself is concerned, I find Horween more supple and it seems to develop rolls easier than Comipel.
Hope this helps.
 
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In terms of Trickers, sadly we don’t have a choice of Horween, only Compiel, but at least it’s something I guess, and Compiel is still good. They have some amazing colours.
 

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In terms of Trickers, sadly we don’t have a choice of Horween, only Compiel, but at least it’s something I guess, and Compiel is still good. They have some amazing colours.
Keep a close eye on Mr.P. They did a collaboration last year with Tricker’s and the Cordovan Robert PTBs (Black & Colour #8) and a Chukka (Bourbon or Whiskey) used Horween Cordovan. It may happen again.
 

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There have been reports of such events from owners (I myself want one but haven’t got one yet), tending to be dry or cracking. This I believe though was a past issue and they are better now (although they are still a bit dry). However, are Horween higher quality, yes, but are Compiel bad, no. Both are great, but Horween does edge it out.

I might be wrong here, so someone please do correct me :)
Years ago I bought a pair of Trickers ‘Robert’ shoes in Argentine shell cordovan. The colour was mogano.

I never had any issues with them and the leather has aged very nicely.
 

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Years ago I bought a pair of Trickers ‘Robert’ shoes in Argentine shell cordovan. The colour was mogano.

I never had any issues with them and the leather has aged very nicely.
Yeah I might be wrong, my comment was from memory of a similar discussion about a year ago. I’ve got to get myself a pair of Eatons in Cordovan. Going to be one expensive MTO :(
 

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Yeah I might be wrong, my comment was from memory of a similar discussion about a year ago. I’ve got to get myself a pair of Eatons in Cordovan. Going to be one expensive MTO :(
I don’t think you’re wrong. I think a long time member, either MSaint or Namor posted about dry/cracking Comipel Cordovan.
 

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