Originally Posted by pejsek
I like most of the RLPL stuff (even the really theatrical, costumey things). But these just don't work. Somehow, alligator is simply wrong for the ends. They have no historical resonance or aesthetic balance. The overall effect recalls Tommy Hilfiger--trying too hard in all the wrong ways.
Yes, that's how I really feel.
I've seen braces with exotic skin ends before that were vintage so there were some historical precedents, possibly for some Deco French dandy but then isn't that where all the fantasy luxury goods originate?