Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Get Smart, Sep 8, 2010.

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  1. ducky

    ducky Senior member

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    That Eaton is intriging, I thought it was super expensive to remove the brogueing...

    Anyway, Warclee, if you're on the wide side, go for 4444 UK8. 4497 UK8 might be too small and UK8,5 too big.
    You can maybe ask Richard to send you a box with 2 different shoes/sizes to be sure.
     
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    I thought that the recent consensus was either size down half or stay with Alden size from the roomier lasts? I have only owned the 2298 last, but that was significantly shorter than the Barrie last a half size up.
     
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    Hello everyone. My nick is badeggcat and I am a Trickers-holic.

    I started with the Coffee Eaton back in Dec 2011. That was from eBay and is on the 4497 last.

    Next is the two tone Stow with Vibram Christy sole. That was a 5cm collaboration that I picked up in HK on Feb 2012. I know that the Christy sole doesn't get any loving here but it's so much more comfortable compared to Dainite! I do find it too thick compared to similar offerings from Grenson. Anyways, there are quite a number of non-standard Tricker's in HK. Seems like there was some craze over the city not too long ago.

    Last but not least is the Dainite sole Stow from Pediwear. That arrived in my loving arms just a week ago.

    So that's three boots in a span of four months. Someone please help me!!

    P.S. What polish do you using for the acorn Stow? Neutral?
     
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    I would be interested if it is just a mismatch in material like these McNairy EG.

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    Indeed, I was quite surprised myself as I originally ordered the light brown for my Eaton (same model you own).
     
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    I really find the veldtschoen boot appealing in all respects except for the slightly squared toe. It's a shame they don't make these anymore. The burgundy (or brown zug?) pebbled calf, worn black laces, dull brass eyelets, slimmer, close-heel welt are all looking great together. Although it is possibly the beautifying effect of age on a vintage piece that's making these look so good. I reckon the pattern is basically the Grasmere, but does someone know of a stock model closer to the veldtschoen, or have a recipe to whip these up MTO?
     
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    Right, I didn't read properly.
    If US9 on the trubalance, then UK9 on the 4497 or UK 8,5 on the 4444. If you have a wide feet, Id advise you to go for 4444.
    But again, for a small amount of money, TSH might be OK to send you 2 shoes of different sizes, just to confirm...
     
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    I ordered medium brown for my Eaton :)
     
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    Ducky, medium brown wont do the trick! the base of the Eaton is light brown and the "shadow", the patina is dark brown.

    I use the medium brown for my "coffee brown" Stow.
     
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    well, it looks good to me. i'll make a pic tomorrow, i've polished them last wkd.
    im sure your patina looks better though ;)
     
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    I had the pleasure of meeting Richard face-to-face at the weekend and was wearing the Skipton (veldt) boot at the time, and I believe it was the first one he'd seen. It's a lot sleeker than the Grasmere which has all the styling of a classic veldt boot except for the all-important veldtschoen build, which is a lot more water-resistant than a storm welt. The 'close-heel welt' is actually a stitched-down upper, with another upper inside which is welted normally, I believe.

    You can see the stitch-down construction in close-up here, taken earlier before cleaning the boots from the weekend's walking:

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    The stitched area has had dubbin applied.

    Ironically, I'd just changed the laces over when I saw the post above:

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    For MTO you'd have to go elsewhere for a true veldtschoen as Tricker's just won't make them any more (C&J and Cheaney do, and Sargent may be able to do an MTO version as they produced them up until their troubles last year). If you're not fussed about the boots keeping your feet dry then you could look to get a Grasmere made in a slimmer width fitting. A storm welt doesn't come close to veldtschoen for keeping water out, however.


    Richard himself was as charming in real life as on the phone and a pleasure to chat with in person. I left there having mentally spent several thousand quid on some of the stuff in his shop...
     
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    Weird, the shade is really not accurate between my Eaton and my Saphyr medium brow...
    Anyways, the good thing about the Medaille d'Or cream is that it's easy to have a light transparent blend so you can basically work with any colors you like to make the patina or the base! :slayer:
     
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    i didn't say it is "transparent" vs the base (it is not at all). you'll tell me tomorrow how bad it is :D
    i agree, it is a pleasure to "work" with their cream.
     

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