Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.
@leaves Any chance of the all doak shannon being restocked in a full run?
Can any kudu owners comment on the leather properties?
How supple and comfortable is it compared to a suede, hatch, or highland grain? Does it take polish and cream like calf leather?
That version will not be restocked in the near future. However, we have another make-up of the Shannon boots coming in to our store this fall. Please see this link for more information:
For the Dark Oak version, only three pairs is needed for a stock pull order to EG to avoid the MTO surcharge.
^only three!!! Good deal thanks guys.
had a pr of alden indys in my hand earlier this am. Felt sturdy, this was a smooth finish. doesn't feel as "supple" initially as say calf leather, but def a strong feeling leather.
sorry but no ownership experience. Might be totally different finish than the ones I have seen posted here the last couple days which has been getting a lot of traction.
Totally different leather. Alden's kudu is not actually kudu at all
ahh, good to know.
turns out it's calf and kudu is the process ARRHGH!
why the same nomenclature?
^ Shameless marketing on Alden's part?
that is my thought.
I have only seen a few shoemakers use real Kudu. There even is a sneaker brand in Australia called Feit, who started out by making some casual shoes in real Kudu. They even explained the animal so people would know that they were legit.
Could be wrong but I think Horween calls it kudu. No idea why.
yes they do...
I've seen that too and I was wondering why. You can tell by looking at it that it can't be Kudu.
Misleading nomenclature aside, I will say that Alden "kudu" is some seriously tough, resilient, hard-wearing material. I wouldn't call it beautiful, but if you want a pair of shoes or boots to beat on hard, it's a good choice.
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