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Viberg Boots

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by ysb, Feb 9, 2011.

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  1. Understatesman

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    ^ What kind of leather is that specifically? Is that a CXL?
     
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    It is not a CXL, but a Horween steerhide.
     
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    how do you compare the Loden Green thinckness compare to cxl?
     
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    The welt stitching is the stitching the holds the uppers to the midsole. On second thought though, and seeing the other loden boots, I may revert that to the usually stitching. The black against the natural welt is too high contrast.

    Okay.. Done.
     
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    The loden is slightly thicker than the CXL, which is definitely one of the thinner leathers out there.
     
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    Um, you sure? I've seen that pic where the leathers are stacked and labeled, and it shows the CXL as the thickest leather. Not sure if it was this forum or another...
     
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    I handled a lot of the CXL boots, and I have the loden green leather right in front of me. It is 2.0 mm thick, which is really thick leather. I don't have the CXL in front of me, but I remember it being distinctly less thick than this piece of leather.
     
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    Yeah, CXL usually needs lining. The loden is thick enough that it does not need/have one ... 'cept @vamp, of course
     
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    My CXL Viberg boots use pretty thick leather, and aren't lined anywhere but the toe.
     
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    http://horween.com/leathers/chromexcel/

    There are a range of weights. I am guessing that the cxl that are used in the typical boots are towards the lower end of the range for cow sides. The loden that I have in my hand is a pretty heavyweight leather.
     
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    I'm not doubting the thickness of the loden steerhide. I was just questioning the assertion that CXL is among the thinner of leathers. From what I've seen -and owned - I disagree.
     
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    Do you guys tree your service boots?
     
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    I don't see any reason why you wouldn't.
     
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    "usually", not always ;)
    'reason i said that cuz most of White's CXLs are lined ... however, some [like Ice Mocha], are on the heavier range, so no need for lining.


    Xposting some junk from IH forum:
     
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    tbh, it's nearly impossibly to say for sure. I mean, leathers can, and often are, skivved to make them suitable for whatever purpose. I'm not a shoemaker, so I can't say with any certainty what weight, of which leather, is needed to make the boots. As the Horween website states, you can have varying thicknesses of Chromexel (and other leathers as well) depending on particular needs.
     
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    I don't own any Aldens on the Barrie last, but based on the testimonial of many members, I would say that yes, this would be a safe choice.

    Cheers,

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