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Cool Shoes, Paraphernalia & Desiderata - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by RJman, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. SpooPoker

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

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    Somewhere, RJMan is smiling at you.
     
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    I passed a pair of these on to a fellow forum member back in the spring (though mine were completely unworn) - vintage Edwin Clapp Alligator Monks in 8D (except if you look at the sole or recognize the leather, these are clearly NOT alligator and quite illegal to sell on ebay what with the Endangered Species Act)
     
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    Dan, you should research your CITES. They are obviously made PRE-CITES admission of the Sea Turtle. The mere fact that they are made in the US by Edwin Clapp shows their provenance. US shoemakers never made any endangered species shoes after the animals' addition to the list. Items made Pre-CITES are 100% legal. There ARE quite a few POST-CITES Sea Turtle shoes made in Mexico. THOSE are illegal and unethical.

    The issue with Ebay is that they do not understand that the fact that they are made by a US maker proves that they are PRE_CITES & legal. They want some sort of additional paperwork stating the exact year of manufacture... and no such thing exists.
     
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    My apologies, you are quite correct. So the seller is simply trying to avoid the issue with ebay by claiming they are alligator.
     
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    Perhaps, or the seller may not know the difference.
     
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    Probably a search issue. Everyone is searching for crocodile & alligator shoes... but only a rare few for Sea Turtle. Those that do not know the difference will not care (or may get a hidden bonus of a rarer and beautiful skin), and those that do will be happy to have found them.
     
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    That may be the greatest sport coat fabric of all time.
     
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    At least the "Galways" aren't a godawful color.
     
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    Show some respect...Hardy Amies designed it!
     
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    hi, gyasih

    could you tell me what is the typical Valextra pockets?

    when i first browse it, i also think the finish of leather edge (sorry,my English is too poor to convey it clearly) is not as high as other valextra i own or see.
     

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