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post #31 of 42
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Originally Posted by archetypal_yuppie View Post
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.

That's correct. Adidas uses kangaroo on some of the 'old school' models, like the "World Cup / Copa Mundial" boot

It's very soft - I think perhaps too soft to hold its shape well which might be why you don't see it for dress shoes
post #32 of 42
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Originally Posted by Perun View Post


I LOLed.
post #33 of 42
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Originally Posted by Perun View Post
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.

Your shoes are ugly and tacky, the only reason you receive 'complements' is because people will complement anything which stands out or is unusual.
post #34 of 42
I know ostrich leather print isn't exactly exotic, but I'm still somewhat trying to get my head around liking this pair of Barker Puccinis.... Have anyone had any experiences seeing them in real life?
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On one hand it's a little more unique which is tempting, on the other hand something in my head is telling me I'm about to regret buying this......
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post #35 of 42
I personally would not wear a skin "print", only the skin itself.
post #36 of 42
I usually never buy prints, but I do actually own a pair of cowleather shoes, with an exotic print.





However, at a price of 330€, I can't say that I felt the real/print-on difference in my wallet that much.
post #37 of 42
I would rather take 330 euros and light it on fire.
post #38 of 42
Hideous beyond belief. 'Exotic' skins are tacky at best.
post #39 of 42
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Brother, those shoes own you
post #40 of 42
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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post
Hideous beyond belief. 'Exotic' skins are tacky at best.

I am a fan of them when done right, like the ones on the below thread. Perun's are a windup, who on earth would wear such things. I can't believe he lives in Amsterdam, I would have thought Gert Wilders would have had such a person wearing those banished along with Burka clad females.

http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=187914&page=2
post #41 of 42
I like the tougher/thicker exotics - elephant, hippo, shark. Stingray, though, not so much.

Full-quill ostrich is great, but outside of the southern US probably has limited usefulness for anything except attention-grabbing in casual settings. Ostrich leg isn't quite as soft or breathable, but looks nice too, in a completely different way. I have a pair of sueded ostrich leg boots that I've tried to convince people are made from the tail segments of large termite queens, haha.
post #42 of 42
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Originally Posted by TintoTerra View Post
Hideous beyond belief. 'Exotic' skins are tacky at best.

Some exotics are great. I would love to be able to afford a pair of Tom Ford alligator loafers, and there's a pair of stingray wholecuts that were posted a while back (in the shoe porn thread I think, I forget who by) which were sick.

Perun's are just terrible though, the sort bought by people with no taste whatsoever, who only want to wear the most ostentatious and tacky things they can possibly find.
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