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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. mr chorizo

    mr chorizo Senior member

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    My first Alden's EVER...a mxas present my senior year in highschool from brooks brothers.

    black calfskin full strap loafers...beat to hell and in dire need of a factory restore.

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  2. phototristan

    phototristan Senior member

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    anyone know what's recommended to treat alden kudu leather? neatsfoot oil?
     


  3. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i agree with my nephew and by the general rule of thumb you would need on the aberdeen last a 9.5 D
     


  4. Alcibiades

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    Barrie last

    Many have reported unlined PTBs fit a bit snugger than the lined versions. I agree, but it's not enough to make a difference in sizing IMO. These are my standard 9.5Es.
     


  5. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    i second
     


  6. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good in your gunboats. i like your combo
     


  7. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    nephew, looking good
     


  8. mcarthur

    mcarthur Senior member

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    wear in good health, #8 is the best, you must be at wharton
     


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    nephew,
    wear in good health
     


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    Thank you Uncle. I have a good mentor [​IMG]
     


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    minimal care needed. from nick horween himself.

    "Very little maintenance is needed on Kudu Chromexcel. It’s a hand-curried leather, which means it has lots of oil in it already. A damp cloth and a brush is all you will need for care for several years."

    i'm guessing eventually you throw some venetian on it.
     


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    mcarthur Senior member

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    [​IMG]
    whiskey ptb
    argyles otc
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    I am not a rep for Mr guy, only inspired by them. I no longer live in stl, and thought I ought to bring a little of home with me on my journeys. Go birdinals!
     


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    thanks for the info.

    cool, i didn't even realize kudu was chromexcel. i think probably some neatsfoot oil every once in a while (like not even once a year) might be good for it.
     


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    I treated my kudus with neatsfoot oil as horween recommends, did a really good job at revitalizing the leather after a season of snow and salt. Looks pretty much new
     


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