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Trickers don't make the stunning models like they used to 20 years ago.
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Been wearing a huge Trickers double soled monk for my slippers in recent months too. A big ugly brute build like a tank, and to last decades. Have already had it 20 years and it looks to have another 100 years left in it.
 
Gaziano and Girling with Tom from the Rake. You can see they connect with Tom much better than with Kirby. Interesting.



Look at Tom's bespoke corduroy suit, heck...must have a lot of good suits. A real bespoke junkie.
 
My favourite shoe.
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It is my favourite because:

1). it has an incredible rich patina and depth, but sadly not picked up in photos. Absolutely striking in real life. The natural patina is far superior to any man-made one.
2). it has a unique feel and comfort
3). it has a leather quality rarely seen on shoes.

The leather soles are available to very few shoemakers, ie Berluti bespoke, Lattanzi, but very few others. Big daddy soles and heels, and big daddy silky uppers.
 
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My favourite shoe.
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It is my favourite because:

1). it has an incredible rich patina and depth, but sadly not picked up in photos. Absolutely striking in real life. The natural patina is far superior to any man-made one.
2). it has a unique feel and comfort
3). it has a leather quality rarely seen on shoes.

The leather soles are available to very few shoemakers, ie Berluti bespoke, Lattanzi, but very few others. Big daddy soles and heels, and big daddy silky uppers.
Glad to see it' s topied. Many years left in the sole. But it is close to needing a re-heel.
 
Glad to see it' s topied. Many years left in the sole. But it is close to needing a re-heel.

and l can't wait until it gets re-heeled. Why? Because it is getting 1950's vintage oak bark tanned Australian leather on it, the highest quality leather of them all. Forget Bakers or Rendenbach or Martin, that stuff is rubbish in comparison. I get a custom heel with vintage leather with a unusual small rubber top piece, and it wears forever (they only do those for me because l am a BIg daddy....everyone else gets rendenbach).
 
and l can't wait until it gets re-heeled. Why? Because it is getting 1950's vintage oak bark tanned Australian leather on it, the highest quality leather of them all. Forget Bakers or Rendenbach or Martin, that stuff is rubbish in comparison. I get a custom heel with vintage leather with a unusual small rubber top piece, and it wears forever (they only do those for me because l am a BIg daddy....everyone else gets rendenbach).
An 'unusual rubber top piece', eh! Interesting. More details would be great.
 
An 'unusual rubber top piece', eh! Interesting. More details would be great.
Here is the custom heel they make for me using 1950's aussie oak bark tanned leather and a rubber top piece. Both wear harder than anything on the market. The leather is so tough that a knife can't cut it.

 
Now, those are very nice. Never worn it would appear.

must have lost his fortune

Would be nice to buy all these types of shoes as samples to put on shelves in a huge shoo room. If l had my way my shoo room would be a red wood room of this size, but far more beautiful
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and it would be packed with all of the best makers in the world. I'd buy up all the John Lobb bespokes etc from ebay and put them on my shelves. I'd stock over 1,000 pairs. In the old days l could have drank alcohol in the shoo cave and looked at all the pairs in amazement for hours on end.
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Where has ole shooey gone?
He's gone to the shoo cave and he'll be back many hours later.
 
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If l had my way i'd have a:

- bespoke sportscoat cave
- hat cave
- shoo cave
- sock cave
- cashmere jumper cave etc

Just imagine having a sock cave. It would be full of the world's best sox.
 
The prices of Berluti rtw shoes are insulting these days. 4K aussie dollars for the average pair. This LV group really sricks for what they are doing....mediocrity for huge $$$$
 

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