Your mother told you that practice makes perfect. Tricker's has been making hand-made, bench-crafted shoes for close to two centuries. So, tell me: do you think they know a thing or two about the craft by now? The company was founded by Joseph Barltop in 1829, and remains a family business to this day—Joseph's great-great-grandson Nicholas is currently at the helm. Tricker's produces extremely well-built brogues, boots, and oxfords, all employing a Goodyear welt that makes the shoe water-resistant and allows them to be resoled periodically, adding potentially decades onto their lifespan. Tricker's are durable, versatile, and nothing short of elegant.