There’s something curious about Tricker’s espresso burnished calf leather.
I know not it’s tannery of origin, except that it comes from Italy, and is vegetable tanned.
The curious thing is that the leather becomes lighter in colour with age, much like some shades of cordovan from Horween.
It is not too long ago before I gave these Stows a good layer of Saphir’s MDO creme polish (dark brown)…but see, if you look carefully at the toe-cap of my right boot (would be on the left hand side in this photo)…
The colour is definitely becoming a lighter shade of brown, with a strong hint of red.
This effect is very pronounced on the tongues were the laces rub against, and also becoming apparent on the left toe-cap too.
One of my favourite boots, and certainly one to keep an eye on in the months & years to come.
(See that streak of red peeping out from underneath the laces?)