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Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

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

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    Oh yes count me in - I need to immerse myself in the world of welts!
     
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    get off your high horse. an untreated welt is a mop for garbage and because its dry itll absord anything and everything. dont talk like you wear your trickers for recreational or blue collar work. anyone who spends $500+ on footwear is a fucking dandy. i have no qualms about taking a reasonable precaution to protect your shoes; itll look better than your piss stained natural "patina" welt
     
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    I love me some c-shade gorse! My Malton Commandos (bought them from Carson, actually) are my go-to boots for bad weather and casual outfits. Here's a pic from today.

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    I've really only performed minimal maintenance, such as brushing and shoe trees. The leather doesn't seem to need much conditioner, and it's maintained a consistent and satin finish. The leather isn't particularly thick, but it seems tough enough for regular casual wear.
     
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    Humour doesn't always cross oceans, I know.

    As for where and when I wear my boots and shoes, suffice to say that I am not any kind of a dandy and they certainly do see some rugged use.
     
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    We are clearly on the brink of a full-scale, Welt War. Battle stations!
     
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    Coconut oil wars. Welt wars. Same old, same old. It'll blow over in a time.

    Until then, put the blackout curtains over the windows, keep the tin hat and gas masks close to hand, hunker down and think of Eng-er-land (particularly Michaels Road, Northampton and Jermyn Street, London)
     
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    Oh No! What is to become of us? Hold onto your welts, boys.
     
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    I know that I am going on a bit, but I want to work out what my red shoes are made of. Tricker's tell me that they are chrome leather. As someone who's poshest shoes, so far have been Loake's 1880s, I find a big difference between the Tricker's and the Loakes. The red Trickers have a much smoother and comfortable leather. It looks as though they will 'roll' rather than crease. Is this a case of 'you get what you pay for' with the Tricker's being nearly twice the price of Loake's or is it about different types of leather? And, do Loake's use chrome leather for their 1880s?
     
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    untreated welts [​IMG]
     
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    I tried on some Malton boots today which were very comfortable.

    I have a few questions for the Tricker's experts;

    1) What is the difference between the Malton brogue boot and the Stow brogue boot? Different lasts?

    2) Following from the natural welt discussion - if I bought a natural welt boot but wanted it dark, could I simply use some Saphir sole edge dressing/dye to recolour it and the stitching, or would it not really stain well?

    3) Has anyone bought seconds from the factory? If so, how "bad" were the defects? Slight scratch? Bad stictching? I'm happy with my subs from Church's and C&J.

    Thanks in advance!
     
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    Have you polished, these beautiful boots, Akeem? If so, how did you keep the polish off the welt and stitching?
     
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    No polish on these bad boys. Had to wipe down after a few snowy days, but otherwise au natural, just how I like it.
     
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    Thanks for your response. Very helpful :)
     

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