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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. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    Those are nice, but not '4 pairs' nice.



    Actually, at 4 identical pairs, REg is closer than :foo: is to really having a OneShoe wardrobe.

    And :foo:'s photochop was only 5 pairs.
     
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  2. groundskeeper24

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    Hello.
    I'm new here and joined with a specific question in mind.

    I've been contemplating buying a pair of Alden Indy boots for a while. I'd seen the classics in a J. Crew catalogue, and only recently discovered that there are several different styles to select from.

    One that intrigues me is the rugged "kudu". I think it's the 404, but I'm not positive.

    Anyway, I'm curious as to whether these boots are made of actual kudu leather, as in the African antelope. The description seems to indicate that it's made of steer hide, but then why would they call it "kudu"? Is kudu just an industry name for a type of bovine leather in this case? I can't seem to get a straight answer from the company in my emails, so maybe I can get some info here.

    Thanks for any info.
     
  3. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    It's a super sturdy greasy version of Horween Chromexcel calf leather as far as I know. It's just called Kudu because it is close to that type of leather.

    Great boots, I love mine.
     
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  4. groundskeeper24

    groundskeeper24 New Member

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    That's what I figured.

    I contacted the company by email and the associate informed me that they weren't actually calfskin (although the product description denotes calfskin on every website I've seen selling it), but made from bovine steer hide, which made the exchange even more confusing. I don't believe that kudu antelope are bovids. Pretty sure they are caprids.

    Anyway, I'm more inclined to believe your answer. Thank You, sir.
     
  5. Numbernine

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    iirc bovine steers are male cattle that have had their balls cut off . they are raised for beef the hide is a by product. pretty sure thats what the boots are made of
     
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    Anyone know where I can pick up either the Alpine boot or wingtip in cxl? Willing to purchased user as well. Thanks.
     
  8. kwhitelaw

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    what size? I have alpine grain in 11.5d from LS and brown CXL wingtip in plaza sz12d from LS, might be induced to sell either, as neither get much wear at all
     
  9. PhiPsi32

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    Based on the information I received while organizing the Kudu Modified Indy MTO, Alden Kudu is oiled nubuck. Hope this helps.
     
  10. mtc2000

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    Quattro Ravello....
     
  11. BeSpiffington

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    +1 on the Ravello LWB's. When I first saw mine I could understand why you'd want at least a couple pairs.
     
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  12. Don L

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    Alt Wein Wednesday

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  13. bespoken pa

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    ^ great color on those.
     
  14. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Quote:+1. Mine had their maiden voyage yesterday. I could not stop staring at them.
     
  15. BeSpiffington

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    Looking sharp in your new alt Wiens Don L.
     
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  16. Foxhound

    Foxhound Senior member

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    So. I think it's time for my first pair of Aldens. I'm after some Indy boots. I know I'm a 9.5F UK in Grensons, and a 10.5US in NewBalance.
    What size would you recommend. Also, where to get them with the Commando Sole? Cheers
     
  17. ReppTiePrepster

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    Sounds like 10D to me; 9.5F UK usually converts to 10.5D. Indies usually size 1/2 down from there. Not sure you can find them with the commando sole right now but someone else here may know.

    Happy hunting my friend and welcome aboard the Alden addiction train (there's no turning back)... [​IMG]
     
  18. mcarthur

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    nephew,
    looking good in your medallion cap toe
     
  19. mcarthur

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    whiskey wt
    argyles otc
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  20. chipshot

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    Looking at a Cordo Indi on Barrie. My 975 Whiskey LongWings fit great. I've read here that the Barrie lasted boots run 1/2 smaller and hence TTS. Is this so?
     
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