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post #31 of 989
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Originally Posted by BrooklynWeGoHard View Post
no, it just looks cheap.

Small scale looks cheap? You got it backwards. You like the big blocks?
post #32 of 989
i think hes saying the DG shoes look cheap
post #33 of 989
love all alligator stuff, shoes, wallet, belt, watch band, pen case, and many many
post #34 of 989
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
i think hes saying the DG shoes look cheap

+1
post #35 of 989
Don't fear the exotics! And keep a soft spot for sea turtle and shagreen.
post #36 of 989
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Originally Posted by fcuknu View Post
i think hes saying the DG shoes look cheap

Yes they do and it's not because of small scales. They look like Stacy Adams or Giorgio Brutini
post #37 of 989
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Originally Posted by BrooklynWeGoHard View Post
post pix?

Will oblige next week, along with another recently acquired pair.
post #38 of 989
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
Love or hate?

If love, what with and for when?

Love = two pair = vintage from Nettleton

- one croc black split toe



- brown gator

post #39 of 989
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
Love = two pair = vintage from Nettleton

- one croc black split toe



- brown gator


both those shoes are

the brown captoe are
post #40 of 989
I'll go ahead and be the lone dissenting voice. I think gators look terrible. Just tacky tacky tacky.
post #41 of 989
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Originally Posted by pejsek View Post
Don't fear the exotics! And keep a soft spot for sea turtle and shagreen.

Ah, the immortal pejsek. You are the thrift God. Have you ever thrifted a pair of exotics from a noted person?

I used to have lots of exotics ( not thrifted ). I still have a pair of Nettleton split toe alligators that I got as NOS. And probably another pair or two. But I hardly ever wear them.

Prior to my SF days I made a huge mistake. A friend of mine ( a whale like Larry Flynt ) was given a pair of hand made sea turtle boots made for Larry Flynt. My friend didn't care for the boots and he gave them to me. I am an 11D and the boots were an 11 1/2D ( so a wee bit too big ). I gave them back to my friend and don't know what I was thinking! Had it been during SF days, the boots could have been 12 & 1/2s and I would have kept them.

I'll take a picture of the Nettletons tomorrow. I could kick my self in the ass for not keeping the Flynt sea turtle boots.
post #42 of 989
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I'll go ahead and be the lone dissenting voice. I think gators look terrible. Just tacky tacky tacky.

That's you and that's beautiful ...but you don't buy many calf shoes for USD2K plus...

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I'll take a picture of the Nettletons tomorrow. I could kick my self in the ass for not keeping the Flynt sea turtle boots.

Did they come with a copy of Hustler?
post #43 of 989
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Originally Posted by meister View Post
That's you and that's beautiful ...but you don't buy many calf shoes for USD2K plus...



Did they come with a copy of Hustler?

No, and as I recall they were made in Mexico. I don't think many if any American bootmakers have used sea turtle for a long time.
post #44 of 989
Most of my exotics are loafers, with the exception of my Mezlan cap toe oxfords.

I find that the Moscoloni's fit me like a glove, and are an inexpensive way to get into exotics (I have 6 pair).

I am too traditional to wear an exotic skin shoe with a suit. I have however worn them with slacks and a sport coat, sans tie. And, of course, they go great with jeans or other casual clothing.

I do wear exotic skin belts with suits at times, but match the shade of the belt to the shade of the calf skin shoes.
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post #45 of 989
Thread Starter 
Im not saying the DG shoes are a grail shoe, but I am much more inclined to the belly skins as opposed to the smaller, round neck scales. Worst thing I ever passed up? A pair of black gloss finish wholecut alligators. A total grail shoe. It was before income was flowing at a healthy pace and I had to pass them at $500. I think about them daily. What did you guys think of the Tom Ford stuff : ? http://www.luxist.com/2009/07/16/tom...gator-luggage/
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