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post #16 of 42
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That peccary shirt case is quite charming.
post #17 of 42
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That peccary shirt case is quite charming.

I'm not crazy about peccari shoes..

My dad used to have a pair in the seventies and they were just plain ugly.
post #18 of 42
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I'm not crazy about peccari shoes..

My dad used to have a pair in the seventies and they were just plain ugly.

I've this fascination with the Fighting Seal that Church's used to use.
post #19 of 42
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I've this fascination with the Fighting Seal that Church's used to use.

The seventies were so unPC ...Everything was available for the right price...

I still know people selling some exotic skins on the side but it is harder to get by nowadays.

Antelope is just exquisite.

My dad used to wear real daim shoes.
post #20 of 42
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I know that there are crocodile species native to the United States, but I though that mostly what you found here, particularly in Louisiana, was alligator.

The only crocodile species native to the United States is the American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus). It is found only at the extreme southern tip of Florida. It is not harvested commercially anywhere in its range, which also includes coastal areas of Mexico, Central America and northern South America. There are three other species of crocodile in the New World--the Morelet's Crocodile (east coast of Mexico), the Orinoco Crocodile (northern South America) and the Cuban Crocodile (Cuba--highly endangered).
post #21 of 42
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I've heard Kangaroo is incredibly resilient. I think it's used in the best soccer shoes now. I'm not sure if it's often used in dress shoes.

No offense intended, but those shark AE's are really super ugly. Remarkably so.

Kangaroo is not an exotic skin
post #22 of 42
I'm a snake lover, and naturally own snake skin shoes.

Here's some pictures of my first pair (bought exactly 6 years ago).





Note that the pictures were taken with 3 white lights shining on them, and further tweaking, to make them look as original as possible. They are just yellow now.
Back in the day when I bought them, they were white as teeth in a toothpaste commercial, and I would get 20-30 compliments on a daily basis, from random people. Now, this is not the case anymore.

Here's 2 pictures to better highlight the yellowing of snakeskin, featuring the shoes with same-aged belt, and the same belt brand new:



I'ts been a couple of months since I bought the new belt, and already it's turning yellow.
Some say they like the look of the yellowing python leather, but I'm not among them.

Regardless of how good you may think Python looks; this is what will eventually happen to them.
post #23 of 42
I think if there was an award for the most hideous shoes ever posted on here, you would have just won the Gold Medal.

Where on earth do you live where these could be considered remotely stylish ?, Mexico

20 to 30 compliments per day !!!!
post #24 of 42
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I think if there was an award for the most hideous shoes ever posted on here, you would have just won the Gold Medal.

Where on earth do you live where these could be considered remotely stylish ?, Mexico

20 to 30 compliments per day !!!!
Knowing that people would love my new shoes, I actually counted the number of compliments on the very first day I put them on. I got 62 in 9 hours.

Even now, with the yellowing, deformed model, women drool over my shoes on a semi-daily basis. Men go as far as "I wish I could wear shoes like those...".

Where do I live? Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Same reactions during my vacations in various places through Eastern Europe, but also Italy (they are Italian, after all).


So you see, not everybody is as tasteless as you, dear sir. :-)
post #25 of 42
If you enjoy them, thats what counts. However they are not in the same range of shoes we are used to discussing here.
post #26 of 42
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Knowing that people would love my new shoes, I actually counted the number of compliments on the very first day I put them on. I got 62 in 9 hours.

Even now, with the yellowing, deformed model, women drool over my shoes on a semi-daily basis. Men go as far as "I wish I could wear shoes like those...".

Where do I live? Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Same reactions during my vacations in various places through Eastern Europe, but also Italy (they are Italian, after all).


So you see, not everybody is as tasteless as you, dear sir. :-)

Amsterdam, now it makes sense.
post #27 of 42
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
If you enjoy them, thats what counts. However they are not in the same range of shoes we are used to discussing here.
I've so far seen 3 guys post very good looking shoes here, so I wouldn't come to the same conclusion quite so easily.

But yes, I have to agree that most men here adhere to a pretty conformist, straight out dull style; bragging about shoes that I would pay 20$ for at the very most, and then wear while painting my ceiling.
That's their choice though, and I feel lucky to not be in that style category of "old fart librarian cognac drinker".


I'm counting on you to be as offended as I am (absolutely 0). ;-)
post #28 of 42
^ Sorry man, you have it completely wrong. Your shoes are terrible, I am sorry to say.
post #29 of 42
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^ Sorry man, you have it completely wrong. Your shoes are terrible, I am sorry to say.
Spoo speaks the truth.
post #30 of 42
For those who like alligator, crocodile, snake or lizard skins, let me put in a word for the much more durable ostrich leg skin, which has a similar look. I have a pair of slip on loafers made for me by Dophen in brown ostrich leg skin leather, and I am very happy with them. Never was much of a fan of the pimple look of much ostrich skin leather. I find them so ugly that the reputed durability of ostrich skin becomes a liability. But the leg skins are another thing altogether.
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