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What is loden?

olive green leather.

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#8 LHS today. Bought earlier in the fall and not worn much yet.
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#8 LHS today. Bought earlier in the fall and not worn much yet.

nephew,
enjoy wearing
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whiskey ptb
argyles otc
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i really need something with a commando/lugged sole for the snow when i go to sweden next week. the only thing available seems to be the Kudu, but the vibram seems a bit too rugged for me, or the chamois from shoemart. anyone have experience with a chamois indy boot? how do you treat it? durability in the wet?
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nephew,
enjoy wearing

Uncle,
Thank you. I will!
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i really need something with a commando/lugged sole for the snow when i go to sweden next week. the only thing available seems to be the Kudu, but the vibram seems a bit too rugged for me, or the chamois from shoemart. anyone have experience with a chamois indy boot? how do you treat it? durability in the wet?

Alden NYC stocks a chromexcel captoe boot on commando soles... I don't have any experience with Kudu
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whiskey ptb
argyles otc
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Love the thick wale cords.  A staple in my winter wardrobe as well.  I have always admired your personal style as much as your O/S shines.

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Alden NYC stocks a chromexcel captoe boot on commando soles... I don't have any experience with Kudu

They don't have my size...11.5d only E or 11 e... So Sad...
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Alden NYC stocks a chromexcel captoe boot on commando soles... I don't have any experience with Kudu

Does anywhere stock the Alden 990 in Commando sole?
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Nice boots. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
I have a similar pair - NST on commando, Plaza last, from JGilbert. They might be my favorite boots.

Seven,

 

Would it be possible for you to post some pictures of yours? I am considering getting on J. Gilbert's preorder list but would like to have a better indication of how they look on the Plaza.

 

Thanks,

Jason

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Does anywhere stock the Alden 990 in Commando sole?

J Gilbert/Alden of Carmel does I believe, as well as some other nice shell makeups on commando.
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Alpina has the tobacco chamois. I do not but I can supplement his response on that leather with my experience with the kudu. Put us together and you sort of get your complete answer. lol
I have the kudu longwings from Leffot on the plantation crepe sole. I wore them all through the late winter and spring in the foul weather (rain, slush, mud, what little snow we had this year), and just started wearing them again for the fall this month. I have given them no treatment except hitting them with the brush after each wearing and they still look brand new. The natural oils (or rather however Horween and Alden treat them) make this shoe seem nearly impenetrable to the elements while still feeling nice and supple.
I have handled the tobacco chamois (but not worn) and I like the color quite a bit more than the kudu but I think the waxiness of the kudu beats the chamois in terms of durability.
Here's some old photos of my kudu longwings - I'll have to get a photo out in the elements sometime.
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I vouch for the chamois

 

Michigan Planner, for the Kudu


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#8 LHS today. Bought earlier in the fall and not worn much yet.

those look great, Frank.
Don't you have a pair of #8 beefrolls from Rancourt as well? how would you compare the two?
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those look great, Frank.
Don't you have a pair of #8 beefrolls from Rancourt as well? how would you compare the two?

I do indeed have the #8 beefrolls from Rancourt.

The two loafers are different beasts (aside from the different strap). The Rancourts are really much more casual, unlined with a softer construction in the toe and in the sole (no Goodyear welting). The Rancourts come across as being much more of a handsewn shoe to me. Once broken in, they are like wearing slippers. That's why I like them.

But I also like that, while the LHS has the hand stitching on the toe, it also has a more substantial feel with a high toe box that I think is going to stay that way from the photos I've seen here.

I really like them both.
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