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Offical TRICKERS shoes and boots thread

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

  1. Crafty Cumbrian

    Crafty Cumbrian Distinguished Member

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    Hi,

    On the forum we have members whose native tongue isn’t English and sometimes what you may think was criticism was meant as advice. Msaint was trying to advise that other Saphir products nourish the leather better than the one you were using. I totally agree with you that sometimes it’s the right thing to do before wearing. I bought a pair from the Trickers factory sale a year or so ago and they looked really dry! Good dose of conditioner before wear! Enjoy your boots and the forum.
     

  2. aj2603

    aj2603 Senior Member

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    I though i would share the process of what all i did to these boots out of the box.

    1. Used Chamberlain's Leather cleaner with a cotton pad. Very Little. Very Mildly to get any dust or particles off the leather. I was very gentle with this process.

    2. Used Chamberlain's Boot & shoe conditioner. I conditioned both the uppers and the inner lining of the shoes. I have had a discussion on this site on the importance of conditioning inner leather lining (link: https://www.styleforum.net/threads/...ials-photos-etc.228153/page-1516#post-9717368). I let them dry for an hour.

    3. One good brushing with a horse hair brush and then i applied saphir renovateur to the uppers. I let them sit for about an hour and then i gave them another brushing with a horse hair brush.

    4. I let them sit over night (12hrs) and then started working on the welt and sole edges. I applied some Saphir's wax polish (Mahogany) to the welt using a soft bristle toothbrush.

    5. Applied the first coat of Saphir's wax polish (Wax Yellow) to the upper using a old, clean, soft cotton t-shirt. I let them rest for an hour. Then brushed with a horse hair brush.

    6. Applied the second coat of polish to the uppers. Let them sit for 15-20 mins and then gave them a good brushing.

    You can see the results in the pics bellow.

    Regards. AJ


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  3. Crafty Cumbrian

    Crafty Cumbrian Distinguished Member

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    Looking good!
     

  4. aj2603

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    thank u
     

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    Trickers Kudu arrived yesterday, along with another mystery package, however, wasn’t in, redelivery for Friday :)
     

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    Oh what kudu did you get? The grassmere don’t seem to be on main Trickers site anymore?
     

  7. Metrosey

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    Stow Kudu in Caramel
     

  8. Crafty Cumbrian

    Crafty Cumbrian Distinguished Member

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    Grassmere for me today!

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  9. Mikedbfast

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    For my grain leather boots , in the last year , I have just covered the uppers / welts and sole edges in a dark tan either Kiwi or Pediwear beeswax polish and just left them . Finger rubbing polish into any creases . No shining afterwards . After an outing , same process again . This has kept the leather supple and looks better imho on zug grain.

    I have recently started this with my derby boots , though I give them a rub with a polish cloth prior to wearing , they are a formal boot . My recent purchase , espresso Stow , I do same as above . No shining and to be honest I prefer the matt finish with jeans , cords . However personal taste is subjective and we all have our own ideas on upkeep also .

    AJ , your boots are great looking . I hope you enjoy wearing and also looking after them .
     

  10. Crafty Cumbrian

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    I have to confess, my ‘regiment’ is very much inferior to most on his forum! My kudu boots get a horse hair brush and that’s it. The rest get a conditioner now and then and that’s it! Their was a thread about people doing up old shoes recently and the effort and ability of members blew me away. Not one of my skills alas!
     

  11. Mikedbfast

    Mikedbfast Well-Known Member

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    I used to “bull” my boots all the time but it can become an infatuation. I have been just applying polish to my zug Grasmere and not shining for nearly a year and they look better for it imho .

    When I packed work in March , my daughter and I went to Edinburgh for five days . I got talking with an older ( than me, lol ) gentleman staying at the same hotel and he was wearing an older pair of c-shade shoes with leather soles . He never shone them , just a bit of polish after each wear and a brush down now and again . They looked amazing. So when I bought my Stows I decdied to do same .
     
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  12. Metrosey

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    Was someone here looking for a Trickers Grasmere Kudu Caramel on a Dainite sole here?
     

  13. mrjamescost

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    Simple marron Woodstock on this pleasant Thursday afternoon.

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  14. Crafty Cumbrian

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    Timeless.

    Lovely day in the north young sir!

    I’m stuck in Carlisle...
     

  15. Metrosey

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    Can anyone recommend a shoe horn for around (rather it be under) £10 please :)
     

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