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post #826 of 1025
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Originally Posted by FrankCowperwood View Post

Brown scotch grain boots arrived today. Some shots of them just out of the box:








So nice. I've been on the fence with these for awhile. TheShoeMart has a PT version with dark sole as well for a *steal* at less than 500....
post #827 of 1025
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

In reference to the Kudu Indy MTO, the make ups details are still under review.  I apologize for the delay, and I will forward any new information when it becomes available.  Thank you again for your patience.

Does it look like the order will go forward?
post #828 of 1025

I hope to know by Friday.  Alden is doing some research.  My guess is that there is some confusion regarding the leather.  Alden "Kudu" is an oiled nubuck.  However, I'm pretty sure what we want is "Kudu" CXL which is more of a color designation than it is a leather.  I will keep everyone updated.

post #829 of 1025
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Originally Posted by PhiPsi32 View Post

I hope to know by Friday.  Alden is doing some research.  My guess is that there is some confusion regarding the leather.  Alden "Kudu" is an oiled nubuck.  However, I'm pretty sure what we want is "Kudu" CXL which is more of a color designation than it is a leather.  I will keep everyone updated.

I agree...can we send them a picture of the LS Kudu so we can eliminate the confusion?


I'm actually okay if we switch this order to natural chromexcel as well.
post #830 of 1025
Either material would be fine with me.
post #831 of 1025

I'm just fine with CXL. I thought that is what we were ordering.  Alden is researching the issue based on my LS boots.  I expect to have an answer soon.

post #832 of 1025
Thanks for the effort PhiPsi32!
post #833 of 1025
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Thanks for the effort PhiPsi32!

this.

post #834 of 1025

Folks, I will pursue this until the end.  And it's my pleasure to do so.  My goal is to get what we want the way we want it (and hopefully in a timely fashion)!

post #835 of 1025
Yes, your efforts are much appreciated, PhiPsi32. I would prefer CXL but I already have some natty CXL Indy's on the ML so I don't need another pair in that color/combination. So I hope we can stick to the original brown CXL like the LS mto.
post #836 of 1025
Last time I was at Moulded Shoe I think they have a CXL Indy boot on the modified last in-stock.
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Originally Posted by advan031 View Post


I agree...can we send them a picture of the LS Kudu so we can eliminate the confusion?


I'm actually okay if we switch this order to natural chromexcel as well.
post #837 of 1025

MS just received another order of them I think.

post #838 of 1025

The order page has been updated

 

http://www.mouldedshoe.com/drinkme.html

 

To summarize

Last: Modified Last
Pattern: Indy Boot - As #
41146H
Upper:SAME LEATHER AS #40505

Eyelets: 5 AGA 4 HOOKS

Lining: Full Leather Linings
Soles: Brown Neoprene - As #41146H
Heels: L/R Erco Modified Last Heels
Welting: Natural Storm to Heel

Packaging: Alden of New England

Additional Details:
SAME COLOR THREAD ON VAMP AS #40505

post #839 of 1025

In regards to our Kudu Indy boot MTO from Moulded Shoe, I got the email from Rafael at MS also.  I appreciate that he (and you as well, PhiPsi32) keeps us updated.  This whole back and forth got me confused so I did some research.  Some things I learned (and others I knew but had forgotten):

 

- There are a huge number of types of CXL that are made.  And CXL can actually be made of horse hide in addition to cow hide, according to Nick Horween.

- Kudu is officially a type of CXL.  It is based on Plainsman CXL, which is a "duller version with a more pronounced grain character".

- The difference between Kudu and Plainsman is that Kudu is hand-oiled.

- Some of the confusion may have arisen because Leather Soul had two similar MTOs.  One was the "Ultimate Indy" which was made from brown CXL leather.  They also had a "Kudu Ultimate Indy", which was made from Kudu CXL.  The color of the LS Kudu CXL Indy boots were darker than their plain Ultimate Indy in brown CXL, which had more of a mahogany tint to them.

 

The picture that Moulded Shoe shows of the 40505 is kind of confusing to me.  It almost looks like it's an oiled suede/nubuck.  The other pictures Rafael shows for reference do not look like that but how I presume Kudu CXL would actually look.  The picture of the 40505 looks more like Huntsman (Waxed Flesh) CXL which is "finished on the flesh side, giving it a slicked-down-suede look".  Or maybe Stampede CXL --- "a matte nubuck finish".

 

Regardless, I am happy with whichever of the above variations we end up with.  I think either of them will look awesome. And I'm wearing my natural CXL Indy's on the ML today and I can see that the oils from the CXL have darkened the white apron stitching somewhat but I actually like that as it gives the boots character.

 

Now it's just the waiting...

post #840 of 1025
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Originally Posted by BootSpell View Post

In regards to our Kudu Indy boot MTO from Moulded Shoe, I got the email from Rafael at MS also.  I appreciate that he (and you as well, PhiPsi32) keeps us updated. 

Now it's just the waiting...

My thoughts exactly.
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