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Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

princealbert

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Really? Dubbin on a flat tone matted leather. Did you try it on then? What did you make of it?
Yes, I did use it on a pair of stow / Maltons that I previously owned. We’re going back 10+ years but from what I recall I used it sparingly and it worked ok.
Probably worth bearing in mind that the c shade gorse leather was originally used to cope with heavy use in the countryside rather than for its aesthetic qualities. But despite what Trickers may be saying now, I’m convinced that using polish will result in a more shiny finish and (in my opinion) that doesn’t look great on the gorse leather.
 

MarkinLondon

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A question about polishing C-Shade Tan. Tricker's advise to use "Neutral Polish to help maintain a pair of shoes in C-Shade. If you would like to add some more colour to your C-Shade leather then they advise using Fawn Polish". Has anyone here used fawn polish on c-shade tan? Does it alter the colour or matt texture of the c-shade leather as a result?
Shoe Healer has a nice video about this very question. I’ve got a pair of Bourtons that I use Saphir neutral cream on, but a year from now I might use one of these suggestions.

I have to also add that after being caught in the rain, it became quickly evident that they wanted a spray of Super Invulner to keep water from the brougueing.
 
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Humpty_Dumpty_Rises

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Isn't fawn also used for the Acorn Antique? And doesn't Dubbin darken your boots?

For the Acorn I'm using Saphir neutral creme and wax now. Without the shine, it looks very dull/lifeless/used. The Acorn doesn't lend itself for a mirror polish, but with some shine it pops nicer.

Don't know about C-shade, never seen it in real life. I find those two colors difficult to describe but both beautiful.

Yes i assumed dubbin would make it darker. But i don't have experience. Would be interested to hear more about the idea of applying dubbin to c-shade tan leather. For now I'm assuming neutral polish is the safest option.
 

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Yes, I did use it on a pair of stow / Maltons that I previously owned. We’re going back 10+ years but from what I recall I used it sparingly and it worked ok.
Probably worth bearing in mind that the c shade gorse leather was originally used to cope with heavy use in the countryside rather than for its aesthetic qualities. But despite what Trickers may be saying now, I’m convinced that using polish will result in a more shiny finish and (in my opinion) that doesn’t look great on the gorse leather.

Just seeing this message after my last post.
I agree @princealbert that the gorse leather matt finish is what makes the c-shade tan unique and and that this should be maintained. Might have to experiment with a bit of Dubbin on it.
 

Humpty_Dumpty_Rises

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Shoe Healer has a nice video about this very question. I’ve got a pair of Bourtons that I use Saphir neutral cream on, but a year from now I might use one of these suggestions.

I have to also add that after being caught in the rain, it began quickly evident that they wanted a spray of Super Invulner to keep water from the brougueing.

Thanks for sharing link
 

princealbert

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Shoe Healer has a nice video about this very question. I’ve got a pair of Bourtons that I use Saphir neutral cream on, but a year from now I might use one of these suggestions.

I have to also add that after being caught in the rain, it began quickly evident that they wanted a spray of Super Invulner to keep water from the brougueing.

I would always respect the advice from the guys at Shoehealer. If they say it works then I’m sure it does.
 

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very nice boots but only in:

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Aside from limited sizes I note they priced them up at £450 - which I think is a bit steep for the Factory Shop
 

BSTM

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Just seeing this message after my last post.
I agree @princealbert that the gorse leather matt finish is what makes the c-shade tan unique and and that this should be maintained. Might have to experiment with a bit of Dubbin on it.
Re the Shoe Healer video the cream they recommend as nearest colour match is: Sovereign Shoe Cream in Light Tan 18

I find the matt of C shade doesn't need much by way of maintenance, but when I do need to spruce them up, then I will try the above 'cos I don't want to change the colour. All up a most useful video.
 

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Is the C Shade not only a different tone, but also a different/thicker leather?
 

Crafty Cumbrian

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Sun shines on the righteous.. and me..
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very nice boots but only in:

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Nice. They look like the Division Road model, which I could sworn was sold out in 11 before it disappeared from DR's site.
 

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