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***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. zazaza

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    they were swabbing your shoes for traces of explosives.

    I wonder if pairs of Ravello LWB's automatically set off the explosives detectors.

    (because they're dynamite!)

    I just returned from a cross country trip in a pair of LHS (which are great for the on/off at security) and had no issues. can't speak to international, though.
     
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    Interesting... and I just thought they were the fashion police because I was wearing distressed balmoral To Boot NY shoes :embar:
     
  3. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Well-Known Member

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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) [​IMG] All shells: Above plus: DC Lewis #8 balmoral boot (top left) & AE burgundy wing tip (top right) [​IMG]
     
  4. mothball

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    Beautiful collection!
     
  5. violethour1951

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    Beautiful shell rainbow [​IMG]
     
  6. SuitedDx

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    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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    i am REALLY digging the light blue laces for the black gunboats. gonna be jacking that idea soon. :D
     
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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®-2/

    This comment is close to the bottom and is dated [COLOR=FF00AA]April 24, 2012 at 10:33 pm [/COLOR]

    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.
     
  9. PhiPsi32

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    They all look good.
     
  10. mcarthur

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    i would go for the utip and pass on the lhs
     
  11. mcarthur

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    good shine on your cigar utip
     
  12. mcarthur

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    thank you
     
  13. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, good looking gunboats
     
  14. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    nephew, good looking collection
     
  15. mcarthur

    mcarthur Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    cigar tassel
    argyles otc
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    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.
     
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    These are all fantastic, great collection. But those DC Lewis bal boots look marvelous.
     
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  18. danisdead

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    Me and my daughters Indy's; course hers are not Alden.
     
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    Thanks uncle M

     
  20. PhiPsi32

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