Does it look like the order will go forward?
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Alden Modified Last: If You Wear, or are Interested, Please Read - Page 56post #826 of 11711/23/13 at 12:39pmpost #827 of 11711/23/13 at 2:33pm
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 #828 of 11711/23/13 at 3:05pmQuote:Quote:Originally Posted by PhiPsi32
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 #829 of 11711/23/13 at 6:58pmpost #830 of 11711/23/13 at 7:57pmpost #831 of 11711/23/13 at 8:32pmpost #832 of 11711/23/13 at 8:34pmpost #833 of 11711/23/13 at 8:57pmpost #834 of 11711/23/13 at 9:17pmpost #835 of 11711/24/13 at 10:43amLast time I was at Moulded Shoe I think they have a CXL Indy boot on the modified last in-stock.post #836 of 11711/24/13 at 11:06ampost #837 of 11711/25/13 at 7:42am
The order page has been updated
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
SAME COLOR THREAD ON VAMP AS #40505post #838 of 11711/25/13 at 11:03am
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 #839 of 11711/25/13 at 11:24ampost #840 of 11713/8/13 at 7:53amThread Starter
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