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Kiton
winter footwear for a Dandy

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Kiton
winter footwear for a Dandy


Wow, those are unique!

Who made them for you?smile.gif
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Wow, those are unique!

Who made them for you?smile.gif

truly unique
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truly unique

I guess it's top secret then lol!smile.gif
post #830 of 955
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Originally Posted by Hirsh View Post

Wow, those are unique!

Who made them for you?smile.gif

Not mine, but made by Kiton
post #831 of 955
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Not mine, but made by Kiton

Wow, they must be almost as expensive as the bespoke alligator boots I've ordered for next year lol:)
post #832 of 955

Red Wing on steroids.

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I know this is supposed to be a shoes-only thread, but I assume people who have experience with exotic leathers frequent it, so here goes nothing: Has anyone ever attempted to shorten an alligator/crocodile belt? I know that cobblers can quickly and easily shorten suede or calf belts, but I'm wondering if it's trickier with an exotic skin like alligator. Any experience or insight?
post #834 of 955
Had one made of snake shortened. No issues.
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I know this is supposed to be a shoes-only thread, but I assume people who have experience with exotic leathers frequent it, so here goes nothing: Has anyone ever attempted to shorten an alligator/crocodile belt? I know that cobblers can quickly and easily shorten suede or calf belts, but I'm wondering if it's trickier with an exotic skin like alligator. Any experience or insight?

Super easy, no different than any other. If the buckle is removable you can do it yourself at home with a flat head screwdriver and a pair of scissors.
post #836 of 955
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Originally Posted by bourbonbasted View Post

I know this is supposed to be a shoes-only thread, but I assume people who have experience with exotic leathers frequent it, so here goes nothing: Has anyone ever attempted to shorten an alligator/crocodile belt? I know that cobblers can quickly and easily shorten suede or calf belts, but I'm wondering if it's trickier with an exotic skin like alligator. Any experience or insight?

Just as easy as any other leather, although alligator and crocodile are much more hardwearing!

I've got 2 handbags bought in Paris in 2000 that still look brand new, despite frequent use:)
post #837 of 955
I've found that reptilian hides have a greater tendency to dry out compared to other animal hides. Probably something to do with the scales.
post #838 of 955
Thanks for the input, y'all.
post #839 of 955
Yes, the one thing to keep in mind with exotic leather is conditioning. Bick's colourless cream is often mentioned here, it'll do wonders on gators, crocs, ostrich, lizards, so on.
post #840 of 955
I think Dunhill did an exotic hiking boot as well:

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