***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. SuitedDx

    SuitedDx Senior member

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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.
     


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    PhiPsi32 Senior member

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    They all look good.
     


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    i would go for the utip and pass on the lhs
     


  6. mcarthur

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    good shine on your cigar utip
     


  7. mcarthur

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    thank you
     


  8. mcarthur

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    nephew, good looking gunboats
     


  9. mcarthur

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    nephew, good looking collection
     


  10. mcarthur

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

     


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