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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. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    Are all of the Alden 401 boots the same? I've seen some places call it black calf, and others call it black CXL. What is it?
     
  2. FrankCowperwood

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    I bought these at Alden DC this past summer.


    Taking better photos of my shoes is the only good reason I can think of currently for upgrading my iPhone.
     
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    Can I assume any Alden shoe with crepe or commando could easily be resoled to double leather or water lock double leather ?
     
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    Alden #8 Tankers Barrie last[​IMG]
     
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    I have the 401 and its not CXLbut I actually prefer that it's not. I have CXL shoes and boot and love th but I also like that this particular pair is not
     
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    the only people i've heard refer to it at CXL are Epaulet. everyone else says calf. it might be sourced from Horween, but it's not CXL.
     
  7. Death24xASecond

    Death24xASecond Senior member

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    What makeup is this and from where? It looks fantastic.
     
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  8. Don L

    Don L Senior member

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    Wow, love those. Source?
     
  9. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    I wonder if Epaulet made a mistake or if it's a different makeup. I didn't think think Horween did any calf, do they?
     
  10. imolazhp_ci

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    i have no idea. i've read tons of horween posts on their blog and on their website that outline all their different leathers, and there are many. that being said, the 401 that Epaulet/Unionmade/TSM has, looks very different than the "black calf indy" that alden of carmel has. so i'm sure there are many factors which we're just unaware of.
     
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  11. misterjuiceman

    misterjuiceman Senior member

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    Unionmade called theirs calf, too, actually. So now I'm really confused!
     
  12. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    yep. great alden mystery.
     
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    9084 prior to first wearing. Still need to wear 2 more times on carpet, but first hour went well :)

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    Dem be gorgeous. Congrats. Great shoe ^^^
     
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    ^^^ Wait . . . what make up is that?
     
  17. misterjuiceman

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    CXL is cowhide, not calf.

    edit: Let me revise this--as far as I know, CXL only comes in cowhide and horsehide. I should have clarified that in my first post, since I actually own horse CXL stuff.
     
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  18. Don L

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    Wow, great shoes. Where is that 9084 from?
     
  19. imolazhp_ci

    imolazhp_ci Senior member

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    but not all calf is CXL.
     
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