Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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

  1. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    no, it just looks cheap.

    Small scale looks cheap? You got it backwards. You like the big blocks?
     
  2. fcuknu

    fcuknu Senior member

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    i think hes saying the DG shoes look cheap
     
  3. niwawa

    niwawa Senior member

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    love all alligator stuff, shoes, wallet, belt, watch band, pen case, and many many
     
  4. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    i think hes saying the DG shoes look cheap

    +1
     
  5. pejsek

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    Don't fear the exotics! And keep a soft spot for sea turtle and shagreen.
     
  6. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    i think hes saying the DG shoes look cheap

    Yes they do and it's not because of small scales. They look like Stacy Adams or Giorgio Brutini [​IMG]
     
  7. greekgeek

    greekgeek Senior member

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    post pix?

    Will oblige next week, along with another recently acquired pair.
     
  8. meister

    meister Senior member

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    Love or hate?

    If love, what with and for when?


    Love = two pair = vintage from Nettleton

    - one croc black split toe

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    - brown gator

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  9. ThinkDerm

    ThinkDerm Senior member

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    Love = two pair = vintage from Nettleton

    - one croc black split toe

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    - brown gator

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    both those shoes are [​IMG]

    the brown captoe are [​IMG]
     
  10. WhateverYouLike

    WhateverYouLike Senior member

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    I'll go ahead and be the lone dissenting voice. I think gators look terrible. Just tacky tacky tacky.
     
  11. rnoldh

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    Don't fear the exotics! And keep a soft spot for sea turtle and shagreen.

    Ah, the immortal pejsek. You are the thrift God. Have you ever thrifted a pair of exotics from a noted person?

    I used to have lots of exotics ( not thrifted ). I still have a pair of Nettleton split toe alligators that I got as NOS. And probably another pair or two. But I hardly ever wear them.

    Prior to my SF days I made a huge mistake. A friend of mine ( a whale like Larry Flynt ) was given a pair of hand made sea turtle boots made for Larry Flynt. My friend didn't care for the boots and he gave them to me. I am an 11D and the boots were an 11 1/2D ( so a wee bit too big ). I gave them back to my friend and don't know what I was thinking! Had it been during SF days, the boots could have been 12 & 1/2s and I would have kept them.

    I'll take a picture of the Nettletons tomorrow. I could kick my self in the ass for not keeping the Flynt sea turtle boots.
     
  12. meister

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    I'll go ahead and be the lone dissenting voice. I think gators look terrible. Just tacky tacky tacky.

    That's you and that's beautiful ...but you don't buy many calf shoes for USD2K plus...

    I'll take a picture of the Nettletons tomorrow. I could kick my self in the ass for not keeping the Flynt sea turtle boots.

    Did they come with a copy of Hustler?[​IMG]
     
  13. rnoldh

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    That's you and that's beautiful ...but you don't buy many calf shoes for USD2K plus...



    Did they come with a copy of Hustler?[​IMG]


    No, and as I recall they were made in Mexico. I don't think many if any American bootmakers have used sea turtle for a long time.
     
  14. glenjay

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    Most of my exotics are loafers, with the exception of my Mezlan cap toe oxfords.

    I find that the Moscoloni's fit me like a glove, and are an inexpensive way to get into exotics (I have 6 pair).

    I am too traditional to wear an exotic skin shoe with a suit. I have however worn them with slacks and a sport coat, sans tie. And, of course, they go great with jeans or other casual clothing.

    I do wear exotic skin belts with suits at times, but match the shade of the belt to the shade of the calf skin shoes.
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  15. SpooPoker

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

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    Im not saying the DG shoes are a grail shoe, but I am much more inclined to the belly skins as opposed to the smaller, round neck scales. Worst thing I ever passed up? A pair of black gloss finish wholecut alligators. A total grail shoe. It was before income was flowing at a healthy pace and I had to pass them at $500. I think about them daily. What did you guys think of the Tom Ford stuff : ? http://www.luxist.com/2009/07/16/tom...gator-luggage/
     

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