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Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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

  1. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Lovely... Price????????
     
  2. Betelgeuse

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    The page says those are MTO but I'm guessing that is a high price. [​IMG]
     
  3. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    High as Lobb Paris or the infamous Becketts IV or high as Vass????

    That's the question.
     
  4. VRaivio

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    I'm not drooling -- Leather Foot is too heavy with retouching and editing. All photos reek of added contrast.
     
  5. RogerP

    RogerP Senior member

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    Having seen most of the shoes photographed in person, I'd have to say I disagree completely.
     
  6. MalfordOfLondon

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    +1.

    Having a quick look through their blog, most of the photos are superb. A little sharpening here and there but I am pretty sure that there is a minimal amount of post going on (especially with regards to contrast).

    Very well lit and composed photographs. LF photos are IMO some of the best out there.

    It's very difficult to get a photograph which looks that good straight out of the camera. A lot of time would have been spent getting the lighting and composition absolutely spot-on.
     
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  7. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Clicking on the photos, of course, opens a larger version, where more detail can be seen.

    It's a little hard to believe that they have been photo-shopped all that much, if at all. You can see dust motes all over the Chelseas...that's very hard to see through the lens of a camera but they always show up in the finished photo. .

    And if I had access to a professional photographer with Photoshop at his disposal, I would have, at the very least, asked him to clean up the heels on some of the shoes.
     
  8. mr monty

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    St C suede and croc mto (for someone else :()

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    That's cool ... congratulations ... but who has made thee?
     
  10. lasbar

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    St Crispin..
     
  11. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Thanks
     
  12. mr monty

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  13. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    wow...beautiful shoes...very cool...compliments...
     
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    After going through pages and pages of this thread, thinking it may be time to pull the trigger on some nice chukkas in alligator or croc.

    My understanding is that alligator > croc except for some particular types (e.g., saltwater croc).

    Definitely not well versed enough yet to know how to choose. Also thinking Carmina, don't really want to spend over 4k.
     
  15. Hirsh

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    Correct - the scales on alligator are larger and the leather is heavier and sometimes needs shaving down to make shoes/boots

    I'm saving for a pair of alligator boots - I've got 2 bags that I've had since 2000, and they're indestructible.:)
     
  16. DWFII

    DWFII Bespoke Boot and Shoemaker Dubiously Honored

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    Nile and salt water crocodile are the premier leathers. Alligator is close behind, but not in the same class.
     
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    Any idea where to source Nile and Salt water croc skins?
     
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    Gorgeous!
     
  19. Bejarj

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    +1
     
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    You should consider Bonafe. The leather they use is pretty great. At least I'm very happy with mine.

    Gator derby/oxford goodyear is probably around 1500-2500$ depending on the model, boots being around 2500$.(Caiman is a lot cheaper, but doesn't look that good)
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
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