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Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SpooPoker, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Well-Known Member

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    Not shoes, but you guys may appreciate these none the same. Plus, its my thread, I can post them. :p

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  2. Hampton

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    That brown one is hot.
     
  3. bespoken4me

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    10K? Hell no, unless you are buying Lattanzi RTW or Lobb's exotics. I will post pics tomorrow. I have 3 pair of MTO AE, in Shortwing, Split toe and Plain toe. Each made with the finest Mississippi center belly cut gator, and softest, most pliable I own. They cost 2,800/pr. I have about 6 other pair, all but one are Goodyear welted. In the world of High quality alligator (not croc) the classic Nettletons, FootJoys and Florsheims are still the finest circa 1955-70. Hard to find in sizes above 10, though. I have a new, old stock Foot Joy saddle in gator that I will post tomorrow.
    You can buy lesser brands like Mezlan,which still look fine, for b/w 900-1500, but they have the Safari finish which is a laquered, pressed skin and will always feel relatively stiff, and won't last more than 5 yrs with regular use. I have a couple pair of those and the better Moreschi. All for frickin sale also, at size 13US. I love them, but rarely wear
     
  4. bespoken4me

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    My mistake, that was a +10,000, sorry
    10K? Hell no, unless you are buying Lattanzi RTW or Lobb's exotics. I will post pics tomorrow. I have 3 pair of MTO AE, in Shortwing, Split toe and Plain toe. Each made with the finest Mississippi center belly cut gator, and softest, most pliable I own. They cost 2,800/pr. I have about 6 other pair, all but one are Goodyear welted. In the world of High quality alligator (not croc) the classic Nettletons, FootJoys and Florsheims are still the finest circa 1955-70. Hard to find in sizes above 10, though. I have a new, old stock Foot Joy saddle in gator that I will post tomorrow.
    You can buy lesser brands like Mezlan,which still look fine, for b/w 900-1500, but they have the Safari finish which is a laquered, pressed skin and will always feel relatively stiff, and won't last more than 5 yrs with regular use. I have a couple pair of those and the better Moreschi. All for frickin sale also, at size 13US. I love them, but rarely wear
     
  5. Gdot

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    The green gator belt rulz.
     
  6. meister

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    What about Nettletons 11D c1940s/50s?

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    Super, don't care about non-matching skins.
     
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    Wow! even better. I didn't reach that far back as so few remain, and those that do aren't generally in great shape. Nettleton, Florsheim and I forgot to mention Clapp, made the most beautiful and I am holding back tremendous envy and anger in that I rarely find anything in my size as gorgeous as yours. I did have a pair of Lee Kee ( Hong Kong MTO- Custom legend ) in a loafer, but your Nettletons are at the top. Another post mentions a dislike for non matching skins. Yours are matching skins. Just because the tiling, or plate patterns don't appear "matched", the finer makers always used from the same skin, so don't quite get the comment. You want uniformity of pattern? buy Dingman "embossed" leather. I have a Moreschi cap toe that isn't in the same league as yours. Well done
     
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    warning: this ain't for no punks :lol:

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    Yeah, Zonkey. Been the topic of convo on the EG threak.

    One of the founders was once at St. Crispins. The shoes are made in Northern Italy. Some are handwelted, some goodyear, some blake, etc.

    They make a few interesting models, quality looked pretty normal for upper end (not top end) Italian shoes.

    Read the last few pages of the EG thread for more detail, If you like.
     
  15. ThinkDerm

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    been reading there. the only one that looks good to me is the wholecut gator boot.
     
  16. Hampton

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    This is something I would SO wear.
     
  17. bespoken4me

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    Knockout. And the last/ toe box shaping is sharp
     
  18. Gdot

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    That one caught my eye as well.
     
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    +1 sick.
     

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