I have a soft spot for the exotics as well. Sea turtle is the ultimate, of course, but getting it... Posted a few photos from yesterday: My cognac Zelli alligator loafers. Quite comfortable, but summer loafers, really. Excuse the clown-like green socks. This was not to have been a photo-op... Comments, criticisms, observations, insults--all gratefully welcomed!!
Oh man those captoes are killer. Please remind me they are larger than 10.5D to prevent regret.
Yes they are.
Originally Posted by A.L.Z.
I have a soft spot for the exotics as well. Sea turtle is the ultimate, of course, but getting it..
It is interesting that mislabeled Turtle gets thru the guardposts on eBay pretty regularly.
RMWilliams does croc...in fact they did a pair for Clinton and Bush 43 on their Presidential visits in 1996 and 2003.
If you want to purchase them they are around AUD3K. Funny thing is the croc is from Argentina I am told and is caiman because the Aussie crocs are so vicious fighting each other they destroy a lot of potential hides aka SF customers .
Seriously speaking: are there any "ethical concerns" about croc/alligator stuff? My wife got a bit upset when I got myself an alligator credit card holder. Thus, is there anything "wrong" with the crocodile /alligator industry if compared to, for example, the cattle industry where calf skins comes from?
By the way, ansering the question of the thread: yes, I like the look of alligator shoes. But I agree that there is something "tacky" (or, rather, "pimpish") about them. If I get myself a pair, I will certainly not wear it to meetings with clients, unless I know them well.