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Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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

  1. mr monty

    mr monty Well-Known Member

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    Tom Ford crocs

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    exotic shoes from Harrods
     
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  3. clotheshorse69

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    I'm liking the black one in the far end
     
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    Agreed.

    Alligator shoes must be extremely conservative and simple to be elegant.
     
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    IMO...that's the case with any leather, any shoe.

    Any element...whether it be a toe cap, a double sole, or a complicated macrame welt stitch...that breaks the lines of the shoe, or distracts the eye from the leather itself--anything that screams "Look at me!"--offsets elegance. One of the fundamental aspects of elegance is simplicity...even modesty.
     
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    When it comes to matching exotics, is it considered classic to keep everything of the same animal or is mixing and matching also classic?? My dad used to match croc with alligator, sometimes ostrich. :puzzled:
     
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    It's probably best to not mix exotic leathers, including items of the same material. That means, for example, a gator belt only with regular leather shoes and so on.
     
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    I'm not claiming any expertise in this arena but I don't see the reasoning there. ?? I'd definitely wear alligator shoes with an alligator belt and an alligator wallet.

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    For years I've worn crocagator accessories (belts, wallets, watch bands) with calfskin shoes. I don't see a problem with it.
     
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    Because there was no reasoning stated. Possibly there's an exemption for a craftsman, but for the most part wearing multiple exotic leather items will look like needless showing off. A wallet doesn't really count, though, for nobody actually holds the wallet in his hands most of the time :)
     
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    OK, thanks all. I will use my best judgement. :D

    Here I was thinking croc shoes and a cowhide belt & wallet was a faux pas. LOL
     
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    Phew! :happy:


    Got it. Thanks.
     
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