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Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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

  1. jerrybrowne

    jerrybrowne Senior member

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    :D
     
  2. SpooPoker

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

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    Should I just change the title of the thread to the Exotic Leathers thread?

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  3. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    Nice gloves
     
  4. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    So if I want to order Bonafe - do they work direct? I tried emailing through their form and didn't get a response.
     
  5. Stefan88

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    Don't think they sell directly to customers.
     
  6. mr monty

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    winter footwear for a Dandy

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  7. Hirsh

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    Wow, those are unique!

    Who made them for you?:)
     
  8. Gianni Cerutti

    Gianni Cerutti Senior member

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    truly unique
     
  9. Hirsh

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    I guess it's top secret then lol!:)
     
  10. mr monty

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    Not mine, but made by Kiton
     
  11. Hirsh

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    Wow, they must be almost as expensive as the bespoke alligator boots I've ordered for next year lol:)
     
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  12. Stefan88

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    Red Wing on steroids.
     
  13. bourbonbasted

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    I know this is supposed to be a shoes-only thread, but I assume people who have experience with exotic leathers frequent it, so here goes nothing: Has anyone ever attempted to shorten an alligator/crocodile belt? I know that cobblers can quickly and easily shorten suede or calf belts, but I'm wondering if it's trickier with an exotic skin like alligator. Any experience or insight?
     
  14. Stefan88

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    Had one made of snake shortened. No issues.
     
  15. SpooPoker

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    Super easy, no different than any other. If the buckle is removable you can do it yourself at home with a flat head screwdriver and a pair of scissors.
     
  16. Hirsh

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    Just as easy as any other leather, although alligator and crocodile are much more hardwearing!

    I've got 2 handbags bought in Paris in 2000 that still look brand new, despite frequent use:)
     
  17. Tried and True

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    I've found that reptilian hides have a greater tendency to dry out compared to other animal hides. Probably something to do with the scales.
     
  18. bourbonbasted

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    Thanks for the input, y'all.
     
  19. VRaivio

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    Yes, the one thing to keep in mind with exotic leather is conditioning. Bick's colourless cream is often mentioned here, it'll do wonders on gators, crocs, ostrich, lizards, so on.
     
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    I think Dunhill did an exotic hiking boot as well:

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