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post #30466 of 91324
Thanks! Whiskey LWB and Whiskey wing tip boot (Plaza) are still in order. Probably will also purchase the #8 LWB at the end of this year to complete my LWB collection.

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post #30467 of 91324
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i am REALLY digging the light blue laces for the black gunboats. gonna be jacking that idea soon. biggrin.gif
post #30468 of 91324
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Thanks. Glad to hear your happy with the water resistance of the "reverse chamois". Just for clarification, the photo I originally posted was of an oiled chamois LWB. I'm not sure if reverse chamois and chamois offer the same degree of water resistance?
Any other thoughts on the water resistance of chamois, reverse chamois and Kudu?
Chamois LWB
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Reverse Chamois WT Boot
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Kudu LWB
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Well according to the Horween blog Kudu is a type of Chromexcel:

-Aniline Chromexcel WP – the classic, hot stuffed pull-up leather
-Beaufort Chromexcel – the same as the above, but with a different oil/wax blend. Designed to be cementable due to less oil.
-Wooly Chromexcel – receives a different stuffing blend with a heavy addition of wool grease (lanolin)
-Plainsman Chromexcel – A duller version with a more pronounced grain character
-Kudu Chromexcel – Plainsman that has been hand-curried (oiled by hand)
-Cavalier Chromexcel – Similar to Beaufort, with a lighter colored base tannage, allowing us to produce brighter colors.
-Huntsman – a.k.a. Waxed Flesh, this version is finished on the flesh side, give it a slicked-down-suede look
-Casual Chromexcel – A mellow (softer) version with less pull-up
-Stampede Chromexcel – Chromexcel with a matte, nubuck finish
-Marine Field Shoe – A natural, flesh out version tanned for the use in boots during WWII (North African Theater)
-Natural M’s Chromexcel – A heavy, mechanical leather used for oil seals
-Glace Chromexcel – A version with a high gloss finish
-Vintage Chromexcel – softer with a slightly pre-aged look

From the comments section here:

http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%c2%ae-2/

This comment is close to the bottom and is dated April 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm

So I have to assume that the Kudu would be fantastic in rain (Though not waterproof because the tongue is not attached) and should last a long time.

I think you are safe to go with what looks better.

Just about all of the above can be run on either cowhide or horsehide.
post #30469 of 91324

They all look good.

post #30470 of 91324
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Burgundy meets Whiskey. Yay or nay?
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i would go for the utip and pass on the lhs
post #30471 of 91324
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Originally Posted by justsayno View Post

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good shine on your cigar utip
post #30472 of 91324
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

A+ all the way around. Total win and great look. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
Looking great!
I do not have the Kudu but I have a pair of Indy shoes in reverse chamois and it is my new fave rain shoe. It is very water friendly. It is basically a big hairy/suede like ball of oil with some leather thrown in. It is great rain or shine. I am not sure how it would look in a wing tip but I like those Kudu LW's and would love a pair.

thank you
post #30473 of 91324
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Thanks uncle. Ravello LWB today (with and without sun):
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nephew,
good looking gunboats
post #30474 of 91324
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Originally Posted by dsmivtr View Post

Had time today for Alden pics:
#8 wingtip boot (Barrie); Cigar wingtip boot (Plaza); #8 NST (Aberdeen)
Black LWB, Cigar, LWB, Ravello LWB, Whiskey PTB (all Barrie)
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All shells:
Above plus: DC Lewis #8 balmoral boot (top left) & AE burgundy wing tip (top right)
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nephew,
good looking collection
post #30475 of 91324
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Edited by mcarthur - 6/16/12 at 9:11pm
post #30476 of 91324
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Originally Posted by Ahab View Post

Well according to the Horween blog Kudu is a type of Chromexcel:
-Aniline Chromexcel WP – the classic, hot stuffed pull-up leather
-Beaufort Chromexcel – the same as the above, but with a different oil/wax blend. Designed to be cementable due to less oil.
-Wooly Chromexcel – receives a different stuffing blend with a heavy addition of wool grease (lanolin)
-Plainsman Chromexcel – A duller version with a more pronounced grain character
-Kudu Chromexcel – Plainsman that has been hand-curried (oiled by hand)
-Cavalier Chromexcel – Similar to Beaufort, with a lighter colored base tannage, allowing us to produce brighter colors.
-Huntsman – a.k.a. Waxed Flesh, this version is finished on the flesh side, give it a slicked-down-suede look
-Casual Chromexcel – A mellow (softer) version with less pull-up
-Stampede Chromexcel – Chromexcel with a matte, nubuck finish
-Marine Field Shoe – A natural, flesh out version tanned for the use in boots during WWII (North African Theater)
-Natural M’s Chromexcel – A heavy, mechanical leather used for oil seals
-Glace Chromexcel – A version with a high gloss finish
-Vintage Chromexcel – softer with a slightly pre-aged look
From the comments section here:
http://horween.wordpress.com/2010/03/23/chromexcel%c2%ae-2/
This comment is close to the bottom and is dated April 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm
So I have to assume that the Kudu would be fantastic in rain (Though not waterproof because the tongue is not attached) and should last a long time.
I think you are safe to go with what looks better.

Just about all of the above can be run on either cowhide or horsehide.

Thanks! I had actually seen this wonderful blog post from Horween (and left a response there begging for some more detailed write-ups of each of the CXL flavors!).

I know the Kudu is very good for water resistance. And I think you're right, I can just go for whatever floats my boat, since they'll all be keeping me dry and still looking good.
post #30477 of 91324
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Had time today for Alden pics:
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Had time today for Alden pics:
#8 wingtip boot (Barrie); Cigar wingtip boot (Plaza); #8 NST (Aberdeen)
Black LWB, Cigar, LWB, Ravello LWB, Whiskey PTB (all Barrie)
.
All shells:
Above plus: DC Lewis #8 balmoral boot (top left) & AE burgundy wing tip (top right)
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These are all fantastic, great collection. But those DC Lewis bal boots look marvelous.
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Me and my daughters Indy's; course hers are not Alden.


Edited by danisdead - 6/18/12 at 11:15am
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Thanks uncle M
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good shine on your cigar utip
post #30480 of 91324
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i would go for the utip and pass on the lhs

 

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