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    Quote Originally Posted by dougair View Post
    Useful to know, think Iíll save my money then. Although my search did lead me to the Trickers Outlet. Any experience?
    Out of 3 pairs from there only one pair was so obviously seconds that I had to return them - some colour issues. Given that it is an outlet for seconds, that isnít bad at all IMHO.

    On the contrary, Cheaney sent me the most awful quality pair of boots from their sale a few years back. They were not marked as seconds and went straight back.

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    The ones I bought werenít the same build quality plus were undersized. As I was overseas when they arrived and too much time had passed when I returned I ended up getting them stretched by the cobbler but frankly I never wear them. I have probably 8 or 10 other pairs of Trickers and these were the only disappointment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    What makes you say that? Are they seconds?
    Having five pairs of Trickers i'm in a position to compare the TXmax(shop) offerings to Trickers own shop bought items.

    Quote Originally Posted by Michael 38 View Post
    Cant understand the comments about the tk max trickers quality i had a pair and they came in the trickers packaging wernt seconds and they were from their current range ?
    Have you compared the quality between the shoes ? or just looked at pictures.

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    TK Maxx Trickers appear to be ex-display stock with numerous handling/storage marks...


    ...at least the ones I shelled out £150 on were. Bought online & returned. I later saw the same pair (recognised marks on the welt) with even more damage in a local store for £65. I still wouldn't have bought them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by steptoe View Post
    Having five pairs of Trickers i'm in a position to compare the TXmax(shop) offerings to Trickers own shop bought items.



    Have you compared the quality between the shoes ? or just looked at pictures.
    This is interesting. I have several pairs too and ordered a pair of Stow in Espresso from TK Maxx online which are absolutely perfect and with no discernible difference from my other pairs in terms of fit, finish and quality.

    I was also in the High Street Kensington branch last week and they had several pairs - some were obviously "tried on" but none that I looked at were obvious seconds or cheaply made. It sounds like there are variable versions out there and it's pot luck as to what you get!

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    I have a bit of a thing for shoes and realise I havenít posted in this thread before. Here are some of mine when I had a cleaning session a while ago - some of them Iíve had many years and theyíre like slippers...


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    Enjoying a cup of coffee. I cannot work out with this pair how to match the polish? Should I stick to neutral?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Enjoying a cup of coffee. I cannot work out with this pair how to match the polish? Should I stick to neutral?
    I'd go with black. I have a pair of oxblood loafers and they are much improved, in view.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Enjoying a cup of coffee. I cannot work out with this pair how to match the polish? Should I stick to neutral?
    Just burn them. And the socks.

    HTH!

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    You beast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pitch3110 View Post
    Barkers are good and I have a pair of these

    http://www.barker-shoes.co.uk/ShowLa...ackCalf300.jpg

    This place looks like it is now leaning me towards spending 3x what I was going to do.

    First watches now shoes, what next???

    Ta again

    If you don't want to spend too much look at Loake 1660 collection " Ashby" at about £205.


    http://www.loake.co.uk/ashby.html
    1880 Collection, Ashby leather soled £240 Edward (same shoe) heavy duty rubber sole £240.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BrianT View Post
    Problem with some ranges of Loakes and Barkers and doubt other famous Northampton brands, is that they come to the customer via Northampton from India.

    In fact just looked under the tongue of a pair of casual £150 Loakes I purchased last week, proudly labelled, Made in Italy.
    No Loakeís are made in Italy, plus Loake never put the ďmade inĒ under the tongue.
    1880 & Shoemaker are made in Kettering, Northampton. L1 & Design for the most part made in India although some are uk. Boat shoes, driving shoes & desert boots made in Portugal, same factory as Russel & Bromley & Timberland.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Rumpus View Post
    The Loake "1880" range are all made in the UK, the other ranges are not.
    I have a pair of "Hoggs of Fife" brogue boots which are excellent in the winter and are gradually taking on character.
    Shoemaker range made in Kettering same as 1880.


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    Speaking of where and how - are some Grenson glued together and just made to appear as if they are stitched?

    A friend said that he has a pair and the bottoms started to come off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Speaking of where and how - are some Grenson glued together and just made to appear as if they are stitched?

    A friend said that he has a pair and the bottoms started to come off?
    Welted construction and glued/bonded soles arenít necessarily incompatible - think Dr Martens or Solovair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draftsmann View Post
    Welted construction and glued/bonded soles arenít necessarily incompatible - think Dr Martens or Solovair.
    Ah yes! He said he had them a few weeks and they started flapping.

    In other news where is my style adviser Kirk? I like the look of these and want the final world off my guru.

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    Iím not sure about the texture of the leather. Nor the heal. I like the shoe tree.

    HTH.

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    Heads up the grenson sample sale is on this week

    Fill your boots ;)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    They look like something Lionel Blair or Bonnie Langford would wear on a date with each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrSmith View Post
    They look like something Lionel Blair or Bonnie Langford would wear on a date with each other.
    Maybe you'd like these ?

    Just arrived and will go upstairs until next summer. They are Church's.

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    ^^^ Erm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirk280 View Post
    ^^^ Erm
    I knew you'd love them!

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    Just got these back from Loake after a re-sole which they offered to do for free. Excellent service and my three year old Burfords feel like new..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Alansmithee View Post
    Maybe you'd like these ?

    Just arrived and will go upstairs until next summer. They are Church's.
    Do you find your shoelaces come undone sometimes? In the picture the right hand knot and maybe the left look to be tied in a granny knot which is less secure than a symmetrically balanced double loop reef knot. The shoelace knot should sit across the shoe, not lie in line with the leg.

    https://www.fieggen.com/shoelace/grannyknot.htm

    PS don't start looking at people's shoelace knots, it will drive you mad and people will think your weird if you correct them.

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    The laces would be least of my worries, wearing those brogues. 😋

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernestrome View Post
    Do you find your shoelaces come undone sometimes? In the picture the right hand knot and maybe the left look to be tied in a granny knot which is less secure than a symmetrically balanced double loop reef knot. The shoelace knot should sit across the shoe, not lie in line with the leg.
    Yes - I am terrible with knots, I can do it the other way, I just did them up quickly for a shot when taking them out of the box. Interestingly the shoe bags have pulls that are actually brown laces so you can have brown laces rather than white...

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    I want to remove all the old polish from a few pairs of old shoes over christmas - I've seen mixed messages on using acetone - the best way or something else?

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    Iíd avoid using acetone, I imagine it would dry the leather quite easily (well Iím talking about lab grade acetone, not sure about the nail polish remover type). Happy to be corrected if someone has done this!

    What about saddle soap instead? I think Saphir do a product for removing polish too.

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    I'm thinking I would like to strip a pair too. I think that renomat is the proper stuff.

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