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horsehide footwear contest thread

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yea but as a dress boot, which is what it is, i love it. not too much brogue and a nice classic shape and sole... it's def one of my favorites in terms of dress boots

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What's a close heel again? I fully agree on the dressier factor, I think the only thing that could improve (or entirely destroy, probably destroy) these would be an antique / natural finish on the sole instead of the full mathcing, but they are great and comfortable boots.

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Mark me down with a pair of alden whiskey shell indys =]

nvm, they aren't brand new.

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^ Didn't you buy those used. They need to be new for the contest.

Here's some photos of mine. I try to wear each pair 2-3 times per week.

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Ah shoot. I figured 3 wears was little enough to qualify as new. Oh well, I'll just pretend I'm in the contest anyways..

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If anybody would like some genuine horsehide veg-tan laces for your boots shoot me an email, dontmourn@gmail.com

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Hi,

May we join the contest? here's our shoes

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The shoes is made from Horween Chromexcel in tan color, and we use double leather and rubber sheet for the outsole. Thanks.

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Just as a reminder, Horween Chromexcel is not horsehide. It's made from cowhide. Shell Cordovan is what Horween is know for, and thats made of horse butt.

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^ hey coleslaw. I am pretty sure the cxl horsebutt in what horween calls their tan color. .....although its more a burgundy brown......

Still though, that post above feels more like spam then a contest entry.

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@coleslawyum

We use the chromexcel from horsehide origin, we've checked it also from the specification list when we purchased the leather.

@theblackgoat

Sorry for the inproper post, we're so excited to join the contest. If there's anything in our post that not proper, please tell us so we can edit. thank you very much.

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are you smeagol?

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blackgoat, did you ever watch their video? i think they're still relatively new and this could be some nice publicity.

it's impressive that they make it all by hand and a sewing machine.

either way, pumped to see how this works out.

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Yeah realized that I was wrong regarding the CXL. didn't know they made it in horsehide as well. Welcome aboard.

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Santalum; beautiful pair of boots; what's the price for a pair of those?

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Mmm, we do have sponsors in this contest, so we can't really have folks just dropping their products into this contest....

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@ mikechh

we made this shoes special only a pair for this contest. but, we will follow any decision whether we can join the contest or not. We are gladly to support this contest.

Check your PM sir. :)

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So certain colours of CXL are horsehide?

The naming of Horween's colours is terribly confusing; every shoe company seems to have different colours, or at least different names for the same colour.

The Santalum "tan" looks an awful lot like the "rust" on Wolverine's 1000 mile boots. Does that mean those are horsehide as well?

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On a less 'are these shoes horsebutt' vein - it's gotten blisteringly hot and muggy in NY already, so my boots are taking a little break for now. We'll see if I can get some wears in over the summer.

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Check your PM sir. :)

PM replied.

So certain colours of CXL are horsehide?

Yeah, if you check out the leather thread there're quite a few items there made with the burgundy coloured horsehide CXL.

CXL is really just the trademarked name of Horween's re-tanning method - I'd imagine, with a bit of tweaking, it can be applied to leather from many origins.

Though most CXL is still cattlehide (unless stated otherwise...)

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Entries #15

Tricker's Tec(Teak) Stow (from Tricker's factory)

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Alden Indy - Whiskey (from Alden DC)

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my original entry was Baker's SemiDress HH MTO, but kinda tweaked the order to HH x Bison toecaps + backstays. so, these may not qualify anymore.

just got a working camera right now_ thought i'd xpost to share.

***got 3 other pairs of laces that i interchange, in case you find these reds unsettling ;)

SemiDress 5'" HH MTO [by Baker's] : HorseHide x Bison toe caps & backstays :: Swing Last [_i know it's not for every1]:: Vibram composite half-soles + Quabaug block heels [1/4 lowered] ::

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Wow, this was on Page 4.

Buco Horsehide 1 year. Don't wear these often enough.

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Not surprising, Cat's Paw heels are done…

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beautiful boots, can't wait to see them with a lot more wear. are you going to continue to get them reheeled with CPs?

this thread has the potential to be so much more but in a really slow way, since boots don't really age like jeans. i like this slumbering beast of a thread a lot though. a lot of beautiful pairs around.

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Thanks! I'll probably re-heel them at some point in the future, or I might just wait till the sole catches up. This particular horsehide is a tank. Looks like it'll take a lot of abuse. Looking forward to some more pics.

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Sup guys. Long time no post.

Brooklyn Bootworks Cobble Hill coming along nicely. I've treated them with sno seal and polished them up since the last update. Probably going to replace the laces at some point soon as the originals are wearing pretty thin.

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sorry, feel like a noob but what does BBW stand for? very nice boots btw

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Well, it depends in what context you are referring to it. Plenty of sites out there will give you lots of BBW ;)

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