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CptnBigNose

Member since Jan 2013 • Last active Nov 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    I found a shop close to my work in Edinburgh who from their website appeared to have Grassmere’s in stock. Figured I could try for size and decide if my online fascination was as strong after actually wearing the boot. Alas they didn’t have a single Trickers boot in stock, despite measuring my feet and giving as good a service experience as I’m ever likely to experience they wanted a deposit on full rrp to bring a pair of boots in my size from another store. Absolutely no hard feelings on my part if that’s their policy, I just had the sudden realisation that after a full price purchase I’d be terrified to wear them. The 9.5 Burford popped up on eBay just as I was getting back to work and I took that as a sign….. I’m really happy with them thus now happy to wait it out for a pair of pre owned black Grassmere’s.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Those Grassmere’s look great, I recently picked up a pair of brown Trickers Burford on eBay and really fancy a pair of black Grassmere, is there anywhere other than eBay I should be watching?

  • in Current Projects
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    Some news…. Any news….?

    (this is worse than a Neighbours Friday afternoon cliffhanger from my childhood)

  • in Edinburgh
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    Can’t recommend Locanda de Gusti on Dalry Rd highly enough, a lovely wee authentic Italian that’s nothing like the usual Italian restaurant fodder, worth asking if the chef is happy to do the taster menu (normally for tables of x6 I think but sometimes less if it suits), meat or fish preference and not a spag bol in sight.

  • in Bikes & Bits
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    Well this has taken a bit longer than anticipated but finally getting somewhere with this.

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    New strap Saturday, best not to mention the scuzz I found when removing the old one….

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Must admit, good as a new pair of shoes/boots look on the shelf they only really improve with wear. Yours look great.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    @Muppetteer @Mr_Smyth @goodhead
    Thanks for the advice, the most obvious is sometimes the best. Turns out there is a small shop fairly local to my work so I’ll get myself in at some point and try the boots on and actually get a proper feel for them. More than happy to buy local and support local business but would definitely need some movement on Rrp for that to happen in the short term.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Should also ask, I’m a regular 9.5, short of finding a retailer in Edinburgh I’ll be buying online. Can anyone advise if Trickers boots are generally true to size? I’ll probably contact them direct and ask pre any purchase.

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