@T4Phage - those are beautiful.
How involved were you in selecting the pieces of alligator Antonio used to make your shoes?
The aurum pair I'm getting is going to be in elephant - Antonio sent me some pictures of the piece of elephant leather he got and asked me which pieces I was interested in. It's really cool to be involved at that level, hard, though, to imagine what would look good. I think it'll be easier once I see the test shoes in person.