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Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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

  1. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    ^^^those shoes are hideous.
     
  2. pebblegrain

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    I have recently bought a pair of Fennix 3253's.


    Personally I think it's a shame about the laces (and oh yes, I hate shoelaces), but since they'll be covered by my pants most of the time, it shouldn't pose much of a problem.


    the fact that they have laces instead of slip-on is the only mildly redeeming quality. they are fucking horrible in every other regard.
     
  3. mr monty

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    ^^^those shoes are hideous.

    For JayJay to say that, they must really be ugly[​IMG]
     
  4. SuitMyself

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    How about stingray shoes?

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  5. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    ^ Stingray WHOLECUTS.
     
  6. Swan Song

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    Another necropost.....but after searching the Forum, this is the best thread for my contribution.


    Received today and conditioned then took these pictures. Seller had no idea what they held in their hands. A 45-50 year old Masterpiece of styling and workmanship..

    Florsheim Custom Order Imperial Alligator Norwegian. Beveled waist, channelled/skived sole in a nicely aged medium brown patina. Beautifully matched skins, toe to counters and excellent finishing.

    Original heel/sole and minimal wear to the rubber edge.

    Classic elegance imho.


    Yes I like alligator. Have other classic representations, but this is the Special One.



    Maybe this will kick start another round of contributions and comments.

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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I love this thread, not just because I started it. Glad it got bumped, Im hoping to see some new contributions too.
     
  8. meister

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    You are right = great bookmatching of the skins and don't forget this was normal in those days. The skins themselves will also be superior. This was a common split toe design treatment for reptile in the 60s. I have a pair of Nettletons just like them.
     
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  9. Swan Song

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    "Normal" only in the context of Custom Special Order shoes.
     
  10. JayJay

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    I should take some pics.
     
  11. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Dude. Yes.
     
  12. mr monty

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    Have you ever posted pics ?:paranoia:
     
  13. mr monty

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    Tom Ford (posted by eddievddr10)

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  14. JayJay

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    Oh, I did a few years back on rare occasions. It's not something I enjoy doing.
     
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    Those are beautiful. Not sure alligator shoes get much better than that. Nice.
     
  16. Swan Song

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    Thanks

    I was hoping DWFII would see this thread and add his comments like before upstream in this thread. He has probably seen and worked with more than I could ever imagine.



    What stunned me about these were the condition after 45-50 years. Sharp rubber heels and the tiger stripes on the sole are easily seen. Worn very few times.



    Cost to duplicate today?? Anybody have a recent custom made pair to share in pictures and general pricing information?
     
  17. Shikar

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    Have Croc boots but this will be my first foray into shoes.....so which one? Black or brown or.....in SF fashion....both?
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    Regards.
     
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  18. meister

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    Neither.
     
  19. Shikar

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    Nope, thats not an option, as I do like the brown esp the smaller scales on the sides of the brown shoe. This is a trial run, if i wear them then will pull up shirt sleeves and get some better ones...maybe.

    Regards.
     
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  20. jrd617

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    Hate. (Three years late)
     
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