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Skoaktiebolaget – Carlos Santos, Enzo Bonafé, Saint Crispin’s, Paolo Scafora, Carmina, Rubinacci

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Leaves, Feb 27, 2013.

  1. bespoken pa

    bespoken pa Distinguished Member

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    @leaves Any chance of the all doak shannon being restocked in a full run?
     


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    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?
     


  3. Skoaktiebolaget

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    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:
    http://www.skoaktiebolaget.se/colle...copy-of-pre-order-edward-green-shannon-coffee

    For the Dark Oak version, only three pairs is needed for a stock pull order to EG to avoid the MTO surcharge.
     


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    ^only three!!! Good deal thanks guys.
     


  5. emidyl

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    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.
     
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    Totally different leather. Alden's kudu is not actually kudu at all
     


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    ahh, good to know.
     


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    turns out it's calf[​IMG] and kudu is the process ARRHGH!
    why the same nomenclature?
     


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    ^ Shameless marketing on Alden's part?
     
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    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.
     


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    Could be wrong but I think Horween calls it kudu. No idea why.
     


  13. emidyl

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    yes they do...
     


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    I've seen that too and I was wondering why. You can tell by looking at it that it can't be Kudu.
     


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    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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