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Never ordered from Bureau Belfast but they do not have accurate info on their product. For &)&(sake Horween kudu is NOT antelope already.

"Kudu is a rare Antelope leather which has an uneven colour and oily appearance and is supremely soft while still being hard wearing."

 

 

HAHAHAHAH 

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post #110357 of 122416
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"Kudu is a rare Antelope leather which has an uneven colour and oily appearance and is supremely soft while still being hard wearing."

 

 

HAHAHAHAH 

:rotflmao:

 

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Originally Posted by budapest12 View Post

Never ordered from Bureau Belfast but they do not have accurate info on their product. For &)&(sake Horween kudu is NOT antelope already.

The Kudu is a type of antelope, but i'm fairly certain the leather used isnt from actual Kudu antelopes. I could be wrong.

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The Kudu is a type of antelope, but i'm fairly certain the leather used isnt from actual Kudu antelopes. I could be wrong.
You aren't. Alden "Kudu" is not antelope.
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I welcome chilly and cloudy Spring days... 

 

Great looking PCT Boots! Glad that you are keeping warm in your boots!

 

 

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All the chukka talk yesterday and I broke mine out.
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Looking great in your Color 8 Chukka Boot today! Fun to see how we inspire shoe selection...

 

 

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BB x Alden Color 8 Wingtip for my job interview later today
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Holy crud that is a big picture! Hope that your interview went well, your shoes were very stylish and classy.

 

 

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Whiskey Wednesday!
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Great Whiskey LHS and great sock combination!

 

 

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good luck! id hire you on the spot!

assuming the interview went well and the background check passed

 

I love your tiny font disclaimer NAMOR.

 

-Mike

post #110360 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Bbombers85 View Post

Maybe they have taken exception to the J. Crew in house imitation line. 

I've always wondered what the profit margin is for retailers. I assume it is set because Alden sets retail price.

Profit or not depends on the retail operational cost. Regardless, retail list is near 100% over wholesale. As an interesting point of reference, that is about the same for Rolex. Wholesale is about 55% of list price. Next time when you walk by the fancy jewellers, you know who is paying the rent.
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Profit or not depends on the retail operational cost. Regardless, retail list is near 100% over wholesale. As an interesting point of reference, that is about the same for Rolex. Wholesale is about 55% of list price. Next time when you walk by the fancy jewellers, you know who is paying the rent.

 

I guess what I was wondering was how much someone selling color 8 LWB for $728, for example, is paying for the 12-24 pair run they asked for. Purely out of curiosity.

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I guess what I was wondering was how much someone selling color 8 LWB for $728, for example, is paying for the 12-24 pair run they asked for. Purely out of curiosity.

Recently, a retailer was offering 40% off list on some leftover stocks. Granted, they were doing it to move inventory, and they were not loosing money doing so.

Our typical $700 shoe is really worth about $350 to the factory
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Recently, a retailer was offering 40% off list on some leftover stocks. Granted, they were doing it to move inventory, and they were not loosing money doing so.

Our typical $700 shoe is really worth about $350 to the factory

 

Thanks - makes sense now. Was just interested more than anything. Considering Aldens make up a small percentage of J. Crew's inventory, it's no wonder they can have glitches selling them on sale every now and then and its whatever.

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I've gotten a few pairs at a fairly deep discount. Biggest was 50%. I imagine that is cutting it quite close to what Alden sells to retailers for.
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I've gotten a few pairs at a fairly deep discount. Biggest was 50%. I imagine that is cutting it quite close to what Alden sells to retailers for.

Retailers, at least the ones that practice good business, don't just count beans one sale at a time. In reality, you loose some and you win some, and hopefully by the end of the month there is an overall profit. Same applies to one's investment portfolio.
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Retailers, at least the ones that practice good business, don't just count beans one sale at a time. In reality, you loose some and you win some, and hopefully by the end of the month there is an overall profit. Same applies to one's investment portfolio.

You mean rare shell, right?uhoh.gif
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Natural CXL
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In honor of Mac, in his absence: my most worn Alden shoe

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Want:
Natural CXL boot (Tanker, punch captoe, etc)
9901
Color 8 straight tip balmoral
Snuff V-Tip (I already have the snuff plaza wing tips but these v tips look amazing).

Over time my Alden tastes haves evolved... Simple dress shoes during week, casual styles (suede, CXL) for Friday/weekend. Fancier boots (cigar Indy, chock tanker) for fall winter.
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thanks guys! its not an alden thread without the venerable jhcam8 and alcibiades
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Same back at ya, Namor.
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