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Alligator / Crocodile Shoes

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

  1. lasbar

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    Lovely...:satisfied:
     
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    They're good looking alright, but the size differential of the scales used on the throats kinda bugs me. I would prefer them to match.
     
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    I haven't noticed it before you pointed it out..
     
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    Now that you've noticed, would it bother you?
     
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    My collector's obsession would especially if I have paid £5000 for them..
     
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    Exactly... they are so different as to destroy the look achieved with the beautiful book matching below on the vamp.
     
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    I don't know who made those shoes (and I don't want to know--not going to page up and look)...not that they're all that hideous. But if you're going to talk fine points of aesthetics.... FWIW the vamps aren't all that well matched either. At the toe of the left shoe, the tiles are roundish but on the right they are rectangular. From an aesthetic POV that might be even more of a sin, simply because the facings won't be seen much but the toes always are.

    And are always what the wearer sees when he looks down.

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    I think the Vass model is quite nice
     
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    Its not bad but its Cayman leather, so its pretty bad.
     
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    sorta......Fuscus, actually.
     
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    Agree with DW on the SC model.......looks like they used 2 different sized skins if I had to guess. I'd say a 38-40 on the right and maybe 32 on the left. Far from hideous though....and a tricky pattern to lay out (along the belly as opposed to across the belly) and find a match. Especially if the client doesn't want to wait a year or so for the shop to find the right match. The pattern difference comes from laying the pattern on the left shoe much closer to the asshole than the right. If this was from a stock run, instead of a special, then they just had to mix and match as best they could. Which would explain the different sections of tail used on the facings.
     
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    And tail too, if I'm not mistaken. For what it's worth.
     
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    It's odd, that...maybe just because I'm ordering for specific customers in very small lots, I never have that problem. I always ask that I be sent matched skins and that there is no splitting of the tile pattern (or, less desirable, both splitting similarly). I always cut my vamps lengthwise on the belly--vent to throat. I used to cut them "on the bias" but I never liked the look esp. after the shoe/boot was worn for a while.

    I'm perhaps paying a small premium for custom selection but my supplier has never billed for it or said as much.

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    This made my day! Let's say it like it is!
     
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    I say this somewhat tongue in cheek...but reptiles don't have assholes, they have vents or perhaps cloacae. The vent serves as an all purpose orifice excreting the equivalent of urine as well as feces and as a passage for eggs. Like chickens.
     
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