Originally Posted by rs232
I think a symmetrical toe goes a long way with tiled leathers. Some of those lasts are curvy and look a bit odd with the straight lines of the scales.
Alas, not mine...
These ones are...beautiful! This is the kind of shoe I would go for if going for alligator/croc.
Now, thinking about it, going for this kind of leathers, my first choice might actually be a pair of ankle boots. I believe to remember that last years Zegna catalogue included a pair of really beautiful croc or alligator ankle boots. I guess quite overpriced, though, as a lot of Zegna stuff, IMO.
There is something "special" about ankle boots, something "pimp-y", maybe, that just calls for scales. (Don't get me wrong, I am a great fan of ankle boots. )