Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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  1. greekgeek

    greekgeek 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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    Oh man those captoes are killer. Please remind me they are larger than 10.5D to prevent regret.
     


  2. RIDER

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    just mehhh? Its a great centercut belly skin. Why do you think its mehhh?

    Actually, the vamp is a belly cut and the eyestays and quarters are tail.

    We make alot of other brands gator/croc shoes, leather goods, luggage, etc. in our factory....we have an inside joke when buyers for shops/brands/other factories detail this type of work.

    Are 3 cuttings:

    A = Madison Ave. cut
    B = First Ave. cut
    C = Orchard St. cut

    those would be First Ave.
     


  3. carl_paris

    carl_paris Senior member

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    I think these are pretty spectacular:

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    Bespoke Corthay.

    Also, as a shameless self-promotion, I have these in the B&S right now (9.5D UK):

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  4. A.L.Z.

    A.L.Z. Senior member

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    I have a soft spot for the exotics as well. Sea turtle is the ultimate, of course, but getting it...

    Posted a few photos from yesterday: My cognac Zelli alligator loafers.

    Quite comfortable, but summer loafers, really. Excuse the clown-like green socks. This was not to have been a photo-op...

    Comments, criticisms, observations, insults--all gratefully welcomed!!
     


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  6. A.L.Z.

    A.L.Z. Senior member

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    html doesn't work here, does it.
     


  7. meister

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    Oh man those captoes are killer. Please remind me they are larger than 10.5D to prevent regret.

    Yes they are.

    I have a soft spot for the exotics as well. Sea turtle is the ultimate, of course, but getting it..

    It is interesting that mislabeled Turtle gets thru the guardposts on eBay pretty regularly.

    RMWilliams does croc...in fact they did a pair for Clinton and Bush 43 on their Presidential visits in 1996 and 2003.

    If you want to purchase them they are around AUD3K. Funny thing is the croc is from Argentina I am told and is caiman because the Aussie crocs are so vicious fighting each other they destroy a lot of potential hides aka SF customers[​IMG] .
     


  8. SpooPoker

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

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    I think these are pretty spectacular:

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    Bespoke Corthay.

    Also, as a shameless self-promotion, I have these in the B&S right now (9.5D UK):

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    The black Bespoke Corthay are the shoes I have been looking for my whole life. Are they yours and are they for sale?

    Just.... incredible.
     


  9. SpooPoker

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

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    I have a soft spot for the exotics as well. Sea turtle is the ultimate, of course, but getting it...

    Posted a few photos from yesterday: My cognac Zelli alligator loafers.

    Quite comfortable, but summer loafers, really. Excuse the clown-like green socks. This was not to have been a photo-op...

    Comments, criticisms, observations, insults--all gratefully welcomed!!

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    Soles look brand new... 1st time wearing?
     


  10. A.L.Z.

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    Soles look brand new... 1st time wearing?

    3rd time wearing actually....but all 3 times, not "real", hard wear-- just car, indoors, office, etc.
     


  11. carl_paris

    carl_paris Senior member

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    The black Bespoke Corthay are the shoes I have been looking for my whole life. Are they yours and are they for sale?

    Sadly not mine.

    They were sold on ebay by stilmacher a while back.
     


  12. SpooPoker

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

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    Damn shame. Stilmacher has amazing things, Im shocked I missed them. Do you remember the final bid?
     


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    Sadly not mine.

    They were sold on ebay by stilmacher a while back.


    He sold them?!?
    Why???
    (I hope it was not due to my comments in the thread where he told about when he got them... I think they look quite nice, just that they need a certain "context") (http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?t=36959)
     


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    At the antique store where I have a booth, a lady had a few croc handbags. One is all brown croc...and actually has a baby croc on the top of the bag!

    FREAKY!
     


  15. epa

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    Seriously speaking: are there any "ethical concerns" about croc/alligator stuff? My wife got a bit upset when I got myself an alligator credit card holder. Thus, is there anything "wrong" with the crocodile /alligator industry if compared to, for example, the cattle industry where calf skins comes from?

    By the way, ansering the question of the thread: yes, I like the look of alligator shoes. But I agree that there is something "tacky" (or, rather, "pimpish") about them. If I get myself a pair, I will certainly not wear it to meetings with clients, unless I know them well.
     


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