Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

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

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  1. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    I've got both coffee Eatons and acorn Stows.
    The acorns are pretty much the same color they were when new.
    And the color really isn't that close to Ravello. I'd say Tricker's beechwood is sort of close to Ravello. For that matter, Ravello varies quite a bit in color from batch to batch.

    If shoe healer has your size in the coffee Eatons, I'd get those.
    I take the same size in 4444 (Eaton) and 4497 (Stow). YMMV.
    Otherwise you can get acorn Stows anywhere unless you're talking about Acorn Stows with the light edge trim in which case you're pretty limited to Shoe Healer or some other random special makeup of them and I'd probably still go with the Eatons.
     


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    Zippyh, do you mind my asking how you convert from US to UK if you take the same size in 4444 and 4497? Are you doing 1/2 size or full size difference? Also how is the 4444 compared to the 4497 in length?
     


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    thanks for the reply!

    So I think I'll go with the Eatons.

    Shoehealer said that they're the same last as the Stowes.
     
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    I've always done a full size difference.
    Lengthwise the 4444 and 4497 are the size. They differ in width/volume.


    Cool. I'd no question go for the Eatons if they're on the 4497.
    He used the 4444 on the ones I got.
     


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    I use LP on all boots and shoes that get worn outside in the elements; renovateur won't be of much use if you're caught in a heavy rainstorm although I suppose it depends on what your local conditions are...

    I've not yet polished a pair of gorse boots with wax as the leather isn't designed to take a shine - cream will be a better option. Tricker's own-brand polish is actually re-branded Saphir and they only have a handful of colours; cognac is the colour they match to their C-shade, out of interest.
     


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    Thanks for this. I will look for the Obenauf LP. the boots are meant to be worn in wet weather and mud so i guess they will work better than the renovateur.

    Out of curiosity, does the application of LP make it harder to obtain a shine on dress shoes?
     


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    I think you won't want that on your dress shoes... I use it only on the soles. Most likely you won't shine the shoes again if using LP
    You might also want to try Montana Pitch Blend leather dressing that has bees wax.
     
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    Obenauf LP will pretty much kill the ability to put a shine on a shoe until it wears away. It will also darken porous leathers. My coffee Eatons didn't get all that much darker, but my tan monkey boots got significantly darker. My acorn Stows and navy longwings didn't change very much at all. Love the LP and it works very well. The only thing I'd caution about LP is that it can cause a lot of squeaking when treated leather surfaces rub against each other. I may have gone a bit overboard when doing my application, but my monkey boots have been squeaking a lot since I applied the LP, but it seems to be going away as I wear them.

    I wear an 8.5D for most shoes, an 8D Barrie and took 7.5 UK in both the 4444 and the 4497. If you have the chance, I would try them on, if possible. For both the 4444 and the 4497, in boots I find that the length is just a bit short but I only notice when I need to squat and my heel gets pressed a bit painfully against the back of the boot. This may get better as I break in my boots, but for the time being I usually avoid lacing up the boots too tightly so my heel can slip a bit to avoid the constriction. The 4444 in shoe form, on the other hand, is a perfect fit.
     


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    Does anyone here use a Woodstock (or similar) shoe for more formal occassions, or have an opinion on doing so?

    I've looked at the Regent/Henley (not sure what the difference is apart from the last?) but prefer a rounder toe shape, although I do like the toe cap. Thoughts?
     
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    I'll be travelling to London in April, and have been eyeing up a pair of the Stow boots for a while. I'm wondering if there is a significant cost difference (in either direction) between buying the boots in the US (no VAT, but boots are coming from outside of the country) and buying the boots in London (VAT, but they're local).

    Can anyone chime in on the difference (if any) in costs in each country?

    Thanks.
     


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    Shouldn't you be able to get a VAT refund as a tourist?
     


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    ^Do you have a chance to try them on in the US? If not, and you'll be buying them from Jermyn Street, I'd say that the chance to try before you buy far outweighs any other saving.
     


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    Those brogues look awesome. Wish I had a use for another pair of dressy black shoes
     


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