Author linked the whole track pants/ jogger/ sweatpants + fur trimmed parka trend to Sean Jean. Calls it a hip hop aesthetic, although back then, I think Sean Jean really was the only company doing that sort of thing. They were maybe more velour, but the idea was basically the same.I said it was savage cause Sean Jean was one of the corniest brands back then.
I don't imagine smooth calf would have any advantages over suede (or vice versa) in terms of versatility. Depending on the kind of apron you get (if you get one at all), the stitching might look a little different though given the difference in nap and fiber structure.
I like the idea of an alligator penny, but imagine that won't be as versatile. Always liked these on Will.