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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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  1. SixOhNine

    SixOhNine Senior member

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    I emailed Tricker's about a pair before I bought them, and they told me that the finishing simply wasn't up to their standards. After buying and examining the shoes, all I know is that their standards are higher than mine, because I couldn't see anything wrong.
     
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    The Malton and the stow are basically the same boot, but the Malton normally comes in Tricker's signature colour of C Shade and is also available in 6 fitting. It is made of gorse leather which is slightly thicker than the leather on Stows and very weather resistant.
     
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    This was already answered, but worth mentioning that Shoehealer has a great explanation of the different Tricker's models. Tricker's often uses different names for the same shoe, just differentiating colors or widths. It's a bit confusing in that way.

    http://www.shoehealer.co.uk/trickers/useful-information
     
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    Are you referring to "Chromexcel"? This is a specific type and brand of leather made by Horween. It is impregnated with extra oils and does have more of a "roll" rather than a "crease". It also should be brushed, but not polished.

    This is not a leather specific to all Tricker's shoes - just the leather on your particular pair. However, I do agree with your statement that Tricker's in general are finished to a higher standard than Loake 1880, and they use more expensive leathers. The quality assessment is subjective, of course, but also supported by the price difference.

    http://horween.com/101/chromexcel-2/
     
  5. Munky

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    Thanks for this, Kmd. The response, from Tricker's, is a bit ambiguous. The shoes were MTO for my local, posh, shoe shop. Tricker's, in their e mail, wrote:

    "I've spoken to our leather buyer and he advises that your MTO shoes are not specifically CXL.
    CXL (Chromexcel) refers to the tanning method used in making the Lollipop Cavalier leather, however your pair is made using chrome tanned leather".


    The leather really does feel different to any of my other shoes and after wearing them for most of today, there is no sign of creasing, across the vamp.
     
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    [​IMG]


    This is an internet photo of my nice, new Tricker's. The only difference is that mine have a double thickness sole and an all leather heel stack.
     
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  7. BostonHedonist

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    Nice lookin' shoes Munky; like my boots in shoe form. While I'm sure you wear them most confidently, I can confirm that a few light coats of black cream around the toe box, wing edges and counter add a nice bit of antiquing. Looks great when you get a little black polish into the broguing and stitches. A first application of Saphir Reno made the color a bit deeper as well.
     
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    Thanks, Boston. After a cocktail of gin and valium, I ventured out, bravely, in my red shoes. Thank's for your suggestion about using black to add to the patina. I have done something similar with brown shoes, in the past. I guess, for the moment, I will leave my red shoes to bask in the sun. [​IMG] Such as it is.
     
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    Chrome tanning is a different process & leather from chromexcel (even though they both have the word chrome in it).
     
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    Everytime i see lolipop boot i curse myself for not buying them when they were readily available......anyone up for gmto ....... Same makeup as in this pic ....open to changes
     
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    Some cheapish Mogano cordovan Stows available from retrickers. Sizes going fast.
     
  12. BostonHedonist

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    I suppose I should be grateful that there are no size 8s. Cordovan Stows for $450 USD is a rare sight indeed and I'm still busy breaking in my lollipop cavaliers!
     
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    They ended up being $415 shipped after VAT refund. :D
     
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    Geez, I go away for a couple of days, and I miss the Welt War!
     
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    The 9's are tempting….but I might hold out for another potential cipresso MTO from Richard...
     
  17. Carson

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    I like your red shoes and wouldn't try and mess with the color. Wear them with pride! : )
     
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    My new teak shell boots from Richard:
     
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    Hello Carson, this is a picture of my bright red shoes which is more like the real thing, only the shoes, here, are green rather than red ( I guess you spotted that) :

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    The welt war seems, mostly, to have subsided. At least, there is a truce. We must engage in watchful waiting, though, for sporadic breakouts.
     
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  20. Carson

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    A great shoe, Munky....

    I was going to make another bad welt joke, but perhaps I should keep things quiet on the welt front...
     
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