Sometimes, two entities come together in collaboration, but the final product kind of looks like it never really reached the second party. Such is the case with the End. x Tricker’s Richard Golosh Brogue. This one screams Tricker’s, a name synonymous with English brogues. It’s their bread and butter. Their tee and biscuits. Tricker’s does a lot of things, but brogues are what they do.
When I think of End Clothing I think of, among other things, just how crazy their Nike and Adidas accounts are — Zoom Air, and Boost-soled sneakers in incredible color ways out the wah-zoo. So when I saw “End. x Tricker’s” I thought this collision of odd bed-fellows had the delicious potential to go any number of ways, from classed-up streetwear sublimity to truly garish clobb-hoppers requiring the included fold-out 3-D glasses to view the pair in all its hypercolor glory.
Alas, there are no 3-D glasses with this one, and there’s very little “End.” included either. But that’s not really a knock, because, as mentioned earlier, Tricker’s makes a brogue. It’s a classy English affair with standard brogueing, a long-wing design — as apposed to the short wing version predominantly found in the UK — a goodyear welt, and it’s completely handmade in England (but of course).
Maybe the chaps at End Clothing made the call on the pull tab?
Available at End Clothing for $469.