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princealbert

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Should wonky or misaligned eyelets be regarded as a defect with Tricker's boots? I have seen many examples of Tricker's (and other manufacturers) where the eyelets seem staggered rather than level. While this may seem trivial, once seen, wonky eyelets can't be unseen. Oddly, I've never seen this fault at a Jermyn Street or Northampton shop, just online purchases.
in my opinion misaligned eyelets / facings are definitely a defect and should really be sold as ‘subs’. Having said that, there are lacing techniques that can be used to re-align them.
Much as I love Tricker’s the other thing that bugs me is the way in which the medallion on Bourtons and Stows is often badly positioned so that part of it disappears into the welt. It tends to be more of a problem on smaller sizes.
 

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I have a buddy who returned some Stows because of that medallion under welt issue.
 

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I have a buddy who returned some Stows because of that medallion under welt issue.
I can understand that. When you loose a large chunk of the medallion it alters the aesthetic of the shoe / boot imo.
 

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in my opinion misaligned eyelets / facings are definitely a defect and should really be sold as ‘subs’. Having said that, there are lacing techniques that can be used to re-align them.
Much as I love Tricker’s the other thing that bugs me is the way in which the medallion on Bourtons and Stows is often badly positioned so that part of it disappears into the welt. It tends to be more of a problem on smaller sizes.
I have seen a pair with the medallion partially hidden in one boot and not in another! I almost bought them only to notice the problem at the last minute. Rather surprising for a company that takes so much pride in its production quality and control.
 

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This made me laugh :laugh:

I think their justification could have been more along the lines of: "we realised that the Division Road make ups are f**cking awesome, so decided to sell some ourselves".
Yep - just what I thought! I got some Robert's in Horween Natural Dublin from Div Rd a few weeks ago and just love them (despite the UK imported price)
 

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This made me laugh :laugh:

I think their justification could have been more along the lines of: "we realised that the Division Road make ups are f**cking awesome, so decided to sell some ourselves".
One million percent ..
 

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I can't wait to see what they have to offer. Although I just ordered two pair from Division Road. 😅
 

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in my opinion misaligned eyelets / facings are definitely a defect and should really be sold as ‘subs’. Having said that, there are lacing techniques that can be used to re-align them.
Much as I love Tricker’s the other thing that bugs me is the way in which the medallion on Bourtons and Stows is often badly positioned so that part of it disappears into the welt. It tends to be more of a problem on smaller sizes.
It's a lottery to find a pair of Tricker's boots with correctly aligned laces like a pair of Clark's. Here's a pair of Tricker's Allan boots which have the same fault. Note the misaligned facings causing the eyelets on the left boot to appear staggered. The outer left side is forward of the right side by about 1/2 cm and can't be corrected with lacing. Dismantling the boots may be an option, but replacement would be more cost-effective. Hopefully, the new Allan boots to be released on 15th October would pass QC.

I'd like to see a photo of the badly positioned medallions. That would also suggest a problem with consistent alignment of the facings. The Henry style luckily seems immune.
 

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I'm going to check my Tricker's boots for the medallion under welt issue. In glancing through recent posts, not many of the laces are level, or rather the facings are sometimes way out of alignment so that the whole boots is twisted.
 

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