David Fryman

David Fryman

How long have you worked at Tricker’s?

18 years, 17 as manager.

Tell us about yourself?

Born in London, I studied history at the University of Wales.

I have worked in the shoe business for forty years in various shoemaker retail outlets.

For many years, I worked for Church’s shoes at their London Fortnum & Mason concession.

Do you have any hobbies?

Theatre, opera and gardening.

What makes you proud to work for England’s oldest shoemaker?

Two key points: Tricker’s is still a family owned company and all the footwear is made entirely in our Northampton shoe factory.

Tricker’s is extremely unique as a shoemaker. We are able to offer Made to Order (MTO) and bespoke giving us the opportunity to build special relationships and offer a personal service with our customers.

Tricker’s also creates seasonal styles which means you are always learning about new leathers and other finishes. For instance, we now have many of our regular and new styles available in Olivvia leather and Tricker’s is the only shoemaker in the world using this leather.

Which is your favourite Tricker’s shoe or boot and why?

The classic Stow country boot is my all-time favourite from our country collection. I wear Stockton from the Town collection and the Ethan monkey boot in deer skin Ollivia is my casual choice.

What has been your biggest highlight working at Tricker’s?

I was extremely honoured to be chosen to meet HRH Prince Charles in the line up when he visited our Northampton shoe factory earlier this year. Tricker’s has held the Royal Warrant for thirty years and his visit marked our 190th anniversary as England’s oldest shoemaker.

Back in 2013, we had a stand for a week at Buckingham Palace which was part of the royal warrant holders’ festival to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the coronation.