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post #946 of 955
Thanks for chiming in, all. I've settled on a pair of nice brown and plain croc oxfords I first saw on Apparel Arts scans of yore, worn in spring or summer with plain fabrics. Croc has enough pop as is, and broguing or busy trousers will only lead to an eyesore. Too many Italian makers add frills to croc or gator, when the leather should be all.
post #947 of 955
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Thanks for chiming in, all. I've settled on a pair of nice brown and plain croc oxfords I first saw on Apparel Arts scans of yore, worn in spring or summer with plain fabrics. Croc has enough pop as is, and broguing or busy trousers will only lead to an eyesore. Too many Italian makers add frills to croc or gator, when the leather should be all.

I don't know about Italian makers but that's probably a good philosophy to begin with. If you begin with good quality leather, it can "speak" for itself.
post #948 of 955
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Originally Posted by VRaivio View Post

Thanks for chiming in, all. I've settled on a pair of nice brown and plain croc oxfords I first saw on Apparel Arts scans of yore, worn in spring or summer with plain fabrics. Croc has enough pop as is, and broguing or busy trousers will only lead to an eyesore. Too many Italian makers add frills to croc or gator, when the leather should be all.
photos?
post #949 of 955
^These I shared a year or two ago:

http://www.keikari.com/blogi/krokotiilinnahkakengat/

Hide matching is poor but I cannot complain much as these were a lucky eBay find, with some patina to boot.
post #950 of 955
nice find.
post #951 of 955
maker????

post #952 of 955
berluti?
post #953 of 955
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berluti?

"Subtlety" ain't the maker's middle name! If it's not Berluti, it must be Lattanzi. smile.gif
post #954 of 955
First day at school since manufacture in the 1940s! Comfortable straight away and more comfortable after a days walking. Thanks to vintage shoe specialist isshinryu101 for securing these gems. My cobbler Nick Pascuzzo fitted some new thin Topys soles and heels to them so they will never need a damaging resole.

1940s Stetson Saratogas gator spades.




post #955 of 955
A blast from the past! Those are some beauties. Good luck keeping that welt stitching clean. wink.gif
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