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post #91 of 707
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Originally Posted by Xenon View Post

Cheap croc is cheaper than good gator. There is a somewhat fair supply of very good belly cut gator in America which is expansive but not brutally expensive. Salt water croc is the finest and most expensive of all. It has the smallest and most regular tiles. This is the stuff you will see on Hermes' top items (purses handbags etc.). It is extremely difficult to obtain. I was told that most of the australian farms are either owned by the big fashion house (LVMH , hermes) or have exclusive contracts to furnish them. I had located 2 small very beautiful belly skins perfect for a wholecut but the price was astronomical. I could have gotten several high grade gator skins for the price.

Interesting as an Aussie because I had intended to buy some croc to have made up.
post #92 of 707
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why the change?

Most likely because some smart ass canceled the transaction after receiving the shoes, i.e. claimed them as not received after 45 days I believe and paypal automatically withdraws the money from the seller's account if they cannot provide proof of the shipment.   Same reason for some international vendors not accepting credit cards.

post #93 of 707
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Most likely because some smart ass canceled the transaction after receiving the shoes, i.e. claimed them as not received after 45 days I believe and paypal automatically withdraws the money from the seller's account if they cannot provide proof of the shipment.   Same reason for some international vendors not accepting credit cards.


I personally don't like that bank transfer caper. Not much comeback.
post #94 of 707
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Originally Posted by kwhunter View Post

Most likely because some smart ass canceled the transaction after receiving the shoes, i.e. claimed them as not received after 45 days I believe and paypal automatically withdraws the money from the seller's account if they cannot provide proof of the shipment.   Same reason for some international vendors not accepting credit cards.
doesnt he ship with tracking?

anyway, not worth doing bank transfer for shoes.
post #95 of 707
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post


doesnt he ship with tracking?
anyway, not worth doing bank transfer for shoes.

If he shipped DHL thern there was a record and tracking; perhaps paypal charged too much?   VASS too, they only take cash or bank transfer, no paypal or credit card.

Paypal is an american thing, most continental european vendors don't bother using it.

post #96 of 707
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Originally Posted by meister View Post

Interesting as an Aussie because I had intended to buy some croc to have made up.

Bear in mind he is speaking of Salt Water Croc (Porosus) which indeed very expensive. Fresh water croc is typically less premium priced than American Alligator..

Pricing, of course, depends on quality so it really comes down to a hide by hide comparison more than generalities by species.

Do avoid Caiman. It does not hold up well on shoes (bending).
Edited by Gdot - 12/9/12 at 7:26am
post #97 of 707
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Originally Posted by ThinkDerm View Post


doesnt he ship with tracking?
anyway, not worth doing bank transfer for shoes.

From my experience he shipped DHL with tracking. More likely the fees. Paypal also caps you at 10k until you attach a bank account.

post #98 of 707
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Bear in mind he is speaking of Salt Water Croc (Porosus) which indeed very expensive. Fresh water croc is typically less premium priced than American Alligator..
Pricing, of course, depends on quality so it really comes down to a hide by hide comparison more than generalities by species.
Do avoid Caiman. It does not hold up well on shoes (bending).
caiman is awful stuff. can't imagine anyone using it for anything worthwhile.
post #99 of 707
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Some boots I will take more photos of tomorrow:

post #100 of 707
Beautiful finishing!

Are these RTW, MTO or bespoke?
post #101 of 707
I spotted the design in his "look book" and specified the shape of the last and colour / sole.
post #102 of 707
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My god, this guy is a master at what he does. How is the fit? The boots look suede?  Looking forward to the follow up pics :)

post #103 of 707
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My god, this guy is a master at what he does. How is the fit? The boots look suede?  Looking forward to the follow up pics smile.gif

Fit is bang on. I based them on a pair I ordered before...

Boots are suede smile.gif Bit of an odd combination with the commando sole but it's a make-up I've had in my mind for a while...
post #104 of 707
MOL, care to comment on the quality of the leather? Those are boss, can't wait to see the boots.
post #105 of 707
The leather is very nice indeed. Finish is absolutely lovely.

Unfortunately I've only had the opportunity to wear my wingtips a few times but they are holding up very well.




For the price, the shoes are phenomenal value IMO and Antonio is a pleasure to work with.
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