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Tricker's MTO - Forum group buy

Discussion in 'Preorders, Group Made-to-order, trunk shows, and o' started by rkusmant, May 4, 2011.

  1. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    Yeah, that looks a little dull to me, maybe the calf leather, cordovan will do better.

    Info on 81 Last, it's regular fitting "5" with narrower toebox, if you're wearing 4444 last and it's snug, need to up 1/2 size for 81 Last.

    Let's do the longwing boots in black scotch grain...
    I have added all design discussed here on first post.
     
  2. zippyh

    zippyh Senior member

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    How about black scotch grain (or zug grain as suggested by Wes Bourne) longwing boots.
    Natural welt, natural leather sole or even dainite.
    Black eyelets.
    Red suede tongue and red pulls. (The red tongue wouldn't be very visible when laced.)

    Anyway, I'd be up for some form of black scotch grain/zug longwing boots.
    I have a strong preference for natural welt but I'm flexible as long as no gumlite or crepe soles.
     
  3. orangegoose

    orangegoose Member

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    Stick me down for the burgundy toe caps / eaton's! Thanks.
     
  4. clee1982

    clee1982 Senior member

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    this is actually a good idea, someone should do it on Men's Clotheing as well, though we can probably never agree on any detail on that side of the forum[​IMG]
     
  5. randomkoreandude

    randomkoreandude Senior member

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    so can people relate the 81 last to barrie/trubalance? im a 9 brannock device and take a 8.5 in barrie/trubalance
     
  6. kgmessier

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    so can people relate the 81 last to barrie/trubalance? im a 9 brannock device and take a 8.5 in barrie/trubalance

    Ha! You just posted the same question I was about to ask, size and all.
     
  7. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    rkusmant - you have PM on SuFu, good sir!
     
  8. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    replied, Mike..
    Post up your design here too.
     
  9. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    ^ Cheers mate!
    Here's something a bit different:

    ...regarding MTO long-wing boots:

    Toe to heel counter, facings:
    Turf green repello suede
    Quarters to vamp:
    Gaucho repello or Marraca Janus suede
    Natural inner lining
    Natural storm welt and edges
    Double mid-sole
    Light brown/wheat commando sole
    Brass eyelets with 3 speed-hooks on top
    Green pull-tab


    Gaucho or Marraca?
     
  10. sinnedk

    sinnedk Senior member

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    ^Please don't do MTO tickers that look like basketball shoes
     
  11. mikecch

    mikecch Senior member

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    ^ who's doing trucker's?

    Ah, never mind, as someone told me this morning - de gustibus non est disputandum.
     
  12. NAMOR

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    my understanding of the 81 last is that you would still size down one size from your regular shoe size (i.e. 1/2 size down from Barrie). the difference is that unlike the 4444, where you still have a little wiggle room after sizing down one full size, the 81 should fit snugger.
     
  13. Wes Bourne

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    How come no one has signed up for #s 4 and 5? You'd think that whoever suggested the designs would have... [​IMG]
     
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    zippyh Senior member

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    I don't see your name on the September Eaton list yet. [​IMG]
    Future you will thank you once they come.
     
  15. Wes Bourne

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    I don't see your name on the September Eaton list yet. [​IMG]
    Future you will thank you once they come.


    Just realized you guys went with the 4444 for those, instead of the 4497 last LS used for theirs. [​IMG]
     
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    Don't blame me. I think some one else wanted a fitting 6 but for reasons unclear to me the factory requires the same width for all. The 4444 was the compromise.
     
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    hey Longwing guys, can we do a dainite sole but still keep the antique trim? I cant stand leather soles and since this is a casual shoe, I dont think it negatively affects the look. something like this: [​IMG]
     
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    I say we vote on it. I personally prefer leather soled (and I've a few trickers on dainite soles already) so I vote leather, but if more people want dainite soles, I can live with that.

    so...

    Dainite:
    -NAMOR

    Leather:
    -Johnny Amiga
     
  19. rkusmant

    rkusmant Senior member

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    If you don't have enough vote, you can always get it resoled afterwards.
    Anyway the price is not 325 for the shoes, it's 315, you can deduct VAT from those.

    Here's the official design description for the LW shoes:
    Model, Tricker's 'Richard' Longwing Shoe.
    Last, 81 Last (regular fitting)
    UK Size,????
    Width Fitting 5 (standard Width).
    Colour, Black Scotch Grain Calf.
    Lining, Red Calf Lining.
    Welt, Barbour Welt in Natural Finish.
    Sole, double Leather Sole.
     
  20. kgmessier

    kgmessier Senior member

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    so can people relate the 81 last to barrie/trubalance? im a 9 brannock device and take a 8.5 in barrie/trubalance

    my understanding of the 81 last is that you would still size down one size from your regular shoe size (i.e. 1/2 size down from Barrie). the difference is that unlike the 4444, where you still have a little wiggle room after sizing down one full size, the 81 should fit snugger.

    RKD, you and I are the same shoe size, apparently. I guess that means we're a US 8D on the 81 last. Is that what you ordered?
     

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