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post #1 of 34
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Besides calfskin and shell cordovan, what other shoe leathers are frequently used for shoes? Smooth appearance is preferred over reptile skin..... suggestions?
post #2 of 34
Kangaroo is a smooth, very durable shoe leather. Most MLB at one time where made of kangaroo.
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post #3 of 34
I like buffalo very much.
post #4 of 34
i asked this question aaac i have had a look at somke leather yesterday
1=sea turtle
2-toad
3-deer (very nice super soft)
4=elephant (still wait to see sample)

all of which are different also some suggusted eel but that look sos os to me but the other are nice and different!!
post #5 of 34
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Originally Posted by luk-cha
i asked this question aaac i have had a look at somke leather yesterday
1=sea turtle
2-toad
3-deer (very nice super soft)
4=elephant (still wait to see sample)

all of which are different also some suggusted eel but that look sos os to me but the other are nice and different!!

where did the leather come from?! discards from an exotic kitchen?!
post #6 of 34
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Originally Posted by luk-cha
i asked this question aaac i have had a look at somke leather yesterday
1=sea turtle
2-toad
3-deer (very nice super soft)
4=elephant (still wait to see sample)

all of which are different also some suggusted eel but that look sos os to me but the other are nice and different!!

Would you not feel like a murderer wearing an elephant? And aren't sea turtles endangered? Or is it a joke I don't understand?
post #7 of 34
Elephant? Turtle?

Why not just have human as well.


post #8 of 34
The deer is real i own a pair of Magnanni Ebro's made of deer/calfskin. Ive seen pig as well.
post #9 of 34
why not have them made from real gorilla chest?
post #10 of 34
I have a pair made of deer skin. Very soft and have a texture very similar to cordovan.
post #11 of 34
I like calf best but also own croc, gator, buffalo, and deer (loafers only). I hope soon to add reindeer...

I dislike pig and despise ostrich.
post #12 of 34
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Originally Posted by tommib
Would you not feel like a murderer wearing an elephant? And aren't sea turtles endangered? Or is it a joke I don't understand?

I draw the line at all the endangered species including the vintage stuffs that were made before the ban. Endangered species are still being harvested in many countries, their governments either don't enforce the ban or turn the other way because of corruption. That's a real shame.
post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by royal618
Elephant? Turtle?

Why not just have human as well.




I have a pair of slippers in baby.

Seriously, American bison is a wonderful leather. It's very soft, like deer, but wears better. Give it a look.
post #14 of 34
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
why not have them made from real gorilla chest?
Maybe, but loafers are made from former gophers.
post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by NoVaguy
why not have them made from real gorilla chest?

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