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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post

mezlan?

Freccia Bestetti several times the cost of Mezlan exotic skin shoes

http://frecciabestetti.tumblr.com/post/55372440813/bespoke-derby-bukle-in-alligator-leather-light
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In past years, Mezlan has put out some very bad crocodile shoes. Bad skins and worse styling. It is a shame that it is hard to get rid of a bad rep. Now they seem to have gotten it right on some of their offerings. Thanks for showing us, MM.

Mezlan at one time was making more alligator/crocodile footwear than anyone. To keep the prices low, they made use of bad skins? Believe it or not, they also produce a lot of styles that aren't pimp style. Have you noticed when Mezlan uses non-traditional styles and colors, we call them pimp shoes. But when high end shoemakers use similar styles and colors, we don't call them trashy or pimp shoes.

shoes below are from Pierre Corthay. Mauri and Mezlan were using these styles and colors as pimp shoes 10-15 years ago.

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Zonkey MTO crocodiles


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Zonkey MTO crocodiles


Oh my, but then again I can see how these just might work.

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You guys need to stop referencing pimps with shoes... really. It's silly to think all pimps look like Bishop Don Juan. It only shows that you are only trying yo comfort yourself in silly stereotypes. But I digress...

 

 

 

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I recently bought these alligator shoes, I like them, very comfortable. 

 

 

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I recently bought these alligator shoes, I like them, very comfortable. 







Lookin very good!
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Oh yea, here's the coat for the green gators

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Santoni

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Mauri


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Sutor Mantelassi have just opened a boutique at Grand Gateway Plaza in Shanghai. I stopped by there (on my way back from a shirt fitting at Ascot Chang next door) and managed to get this one shot -

 

 

They actually have at least thirty pairs of croc shoes in there, mostly lace-ups in chisel-toe lasts, with some loafers, cap-toes, boots and spectators thrown into the mix. Workmanship is beautiful. Oddly, every single pair in the shop is size 42. Go figure. (The salesman looked quite embarrassed while admitting this.)

 

Prices generally astronomical, just shy of 60,000rmb per pair for the crocs.

 

In the window was a restored pair of calf-skin shoes supposedly worn by Marcello Mastroianni in 1965. They also had an amazing pair of button-up balmorals worn by Ezra Pound (of all people) on display inside the store.

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Mauri

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Sorry, but those are ghastly beyond belief.

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Mauri



Not sure about these babies..
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Not sure about these babies..

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