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Thinking of selling my Alden 404 Kudu size 11.5d and switching to OSB Natural Trench. Thoughts? and Thoughts of a fair selling price on the Kudu.
post #63107 of 122416
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Originally Posted by fitchottie View Post

Thinking of selling my Alden 404 Kudu size 11.5d and switching to OSB Natural Trench. Thoughts? and Thoughts of a fair selling price on the Kudu.

Can't help you on pricing ideas but I do like the looks of the OSB Trench Boot (although I've never handled them in person). However, I think the kudu leather and natural CXL are very different beasts and there could potentially be space for both in your wardrobe (if you can afford to have them both of course). While a bit less refined (though these styles are both essential workboots) the kudu seems to be fairly indestructible and seems like the perfect material for casual yet rugged in foul weather.
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Uncle, you simply amaze me. Yet another Alden shell make-up that I've never seen. A whiskey balmoral wingtip in shell cordovan with an antique edge. Outstanding!
post #63109 of 122416
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Originally Posted by Michigan Planner View Post

Can't help you on pricing ideas but I do like the looks of the OSB Trench Boot (although I've never handled them in person). However, I think the kudu leather and natural CXL are very different beasts and there could potentially be space for both in your wardrobe (if you can afford to have them both of course). While a bit less refined (though these styles are both essential workboots) the kudu seems to be fairly indestructible and seems like the perfect material for casual yet rugged in foul weather.

I can see that, I just never wear the Kudu.
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I've seen a bit of 20+ year old old, patina-ed whiskey cordovan and they all seem to look about that color. Of the colors that Alden makes, I'd say whiskey has the most drastic patina-potential (is that a word?) and variation followed by cigar. On the pair that I own, judging by the feel of the leather and the type of creasing they show, I am about 95% sure they are indeed shell cordovan but now you folks have me wondering (regardless of whether they are shell or not, the price I paid couldn't be beat). I think once I get home tonight I will have to dig them out of the closet and see if I can still read the interior numbers and try to contact Alden customer service for a ruling.

You sure? Leather creases look quite calf especially in second photo
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Find the classic...

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Find the classic...

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No idea where that is... (Los Angeles?) but it's an awesome photo
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Here's a clue...
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Stahl House
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Stahl House

Bingo! I knew there would be design enthusiasts of all types here (100 points worth of reduced wait time has been credited towards your next pair of Aldens!) smile.gif
post #63116 of 122416
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I am looking to purchase a quality pair of men's boots for both the office and dress situations. Prior to this year I had only purchased low quality, relatively cheap men's shoes, but then discovered my love for proper leather soled shoes. I now own two pairs of Allen Edmonds Park Avenues and Dawsons.3Lwa3
I would like to add a quality pair of men's boots to the collection. I visited the Alden store in San Francisco today, and asked to be shown some boots. He showed me the Chukka Cordovan leather boots in Burgundy. These were a special model with a RUBBER sole that seemed to be attached to a leather sole. You couldn't tell from the top that they were rubber.

They were on sale for over $100 off, making them the same price as the standard Cordovan Chukka boot.

In any event, do you think this is a good style for my first pair of proper boots? Any suggestions?

It's called a commando sole.

I'd be all over them if I was looking for a Chukka.

There's also the plantation sole. I don't like it myself.

post #63117 of 122416

I'd like to ask for some opinions on the creasing on my color 8 PTB's. I tend to be a perfectionist, a stickler for detail, and my own greatest critic. I do, however, believe that things should break-in naturally, and love a well-developed natural patina. What bothers me is their significant asymmetry. Here are two pictures from nearly the same angle, yet capturing the light a little differently.

 

 

post #63118 of 122416
You'd need to walk perfectly symmetrically for the creasing to be very similar. Forget about it & enjoy your PTBs.
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A Happy Thursday to All

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post #63120 of 122416
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Originally Posted by violethour1951 View Post

You'd need to walk perfectly symmetrically for the creasing to be very similar. Forget about it & enjoy your PTBs.

+1. My shoes always crease differently but in the same way -- the right creases more and looks quite broken in; while the left has fewer creases and almost a less worn appearance. It's just the way it goes.
Edited by brp2 - 10/17/13 at 9:37am
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