Originally Posted by funk_soul_brother
well, nobody answered my question, but if it is the case that these shoes are indeed made from Gorilla skin, then i think the person who owns them should be ashamed. Gorilla's are an endangered species and to have one killed just so some pretentious asshole can wear a pair of unique shoes, is downright disgusting.
Yes, I should have explained. Gorillas are currently on the endangered species list, and anyone who would wear them is an asshole. But these are special Gorilla hides. They were found in Antarctica in the1920's(many years prior to the ban), when Gorillas were not endangered. These Gorillas had emigrated from Africa in August, 1922 to Antarctica. It was a really hot summer in the Bush, and the Gorillas were looking to beat the heat by going South. Unfortunately, they were not slaughtered, but they froze to death!
When they were discovered it was decided to honor them. What better way than to use them for the ultra rare, and prestigious LouCostellos. The ultimate honor is that they are used only for the BudAbbott model. It is not well known, but in their lifetime Bud Abbot and Lou Costello were known for three things. Gambling, Whoring, and Gorilla Preservation, in that order!
This little tale has a bit of irony. Lou, and Bud and the Gorillas would be happy and proud. So as you can see, wearing the Gorilla Hide LouCstellos, is not being an asshole, but a wonderful way to honor Lou and the Gorillas!