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Elephant leather shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MarcellHUN, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Bounder

    Bounder Senior member

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    Now I want a pair of these in elephant, [​IMG] Is this wrong? [​IMG]
     
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  3. PTWilliams

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    Sure, I think you should take a 12 gauge shotgun and hunt your own. We will make shoes from the hide of the survivor and distribute them among the posters of this thread. It's only fair.
     
  4. Mark from Plano

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    Sure, I think you should take a 12 gauge shotgun and hunt your own. We will make shoes from the hide of the survivor and distribute them among the posters of this thread. It's only fair.

    You better take something a bit bigger than a 12 gauge shotgun otherwise the elephants will be making shoes out of your hide and distributing them among his friends.
     
  5. asdf

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    Sure, I think you should take a 12 gauge shotgun and hunt your own. We will make shoes from the hide of the survivor and distribute them among the posters of this thread. It's only fair.

    Elephant? 12 gauge? Good luck!

    EDIT: beaten to it.
     
  6. Bounder

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    Sure, I think you should take a 12 gauge shotgun and hunt your own. We will make shoes from the hide of the survivor and distribute them among the posters of this thread. It's only fair.
    Incredibly cruel. What manner of monster are you, sir? Unless you mean the hide of the surviving hunter. In that case, it's all OK. As Mark points out, you are not going to get very far trying to hunt elephants with a 12 gauge shotgun. A 12 gauge shotgun probably wouldn't even disburse a cloud of self-respecting African flies.
     
  7. PTWilliams

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    Could there be any higher honor to a member of this forum then to tan their hide for pair of bespoke shoes? I want the cordovan leather myself. I think it is only right that the donor should get to choose the color and style.
     
  8. Bounder

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    Could there be any higher honor to a member of this forum then to tan their hide for pair of bespoke shoes? I want the cordovan leather myself. I think it is only right that the donor should get to choose the color and style.
    You must have really small feet.
     
  9. MarcellHUN

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    OK: This starts to be sick.
     
  10. TheWraith

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    If things in Africa are as bad as you depict it, then we should still be getting Pateks with ivory dials, baby silverback gorillas as pets, Gucci jacket lion pelts with the head still intact and bronto skin shoes which will make Cleverley and their deer skin shoes weep.
    Naturally, name brands don't partake of black market, illegally killed animals. If they would, they'd be finished pretty quickly. But don't think there isn't a HUGE black market operation going on in Africa. Your post just confirms to me you've never been there and don't have any idea what you're talking about. And all those so called experts here who claim to know all about this, I doubt very much they've been there either and seen anything firsthand for themselves. And btw, I'm not dissing DWFII or anything he says here. CITES has helped a great deal, and I'm sure every leather he uses is legally and properly obtained. What I'm saying is, not everything is hunky dory in Africa just because one authority says so. This isn't a black and white issue. Lots of shades of grey and lots of shady things go on in Africa, CITES included sometimes, believe me.
     
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    Only if it were humanely killed and no parts went to waste.

    giggity
     
  12. rach2jlc

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    I like elephant skin for this purpose only. I think it would be great for something that gets abused with wear like a wallet or case. Perhaps a boot but I don't think it is elegant enough for a wholecut.
    I was selling a travel/breast wallet a year or so back in B&S. Had no takers and gave it to a friend. Was quite lovely. You can get elephant made goods quite easily in Japan (along with seal, walrus, lizard, croco, stingray, shark... just about anything that walks, swims, or flies.)
     
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    I think kitten would be bad because you would have to sew a few together.
     
  14. entrero

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    [​IMG]

    What's with the lines, was this hide from a circus elephant?
     
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    I think its a sign, you should make more shoes from stingray, eel, shark, iguana, chicken (yes chicken), fish (yes fish) ... ...

    At one time, Tony Gaziano could show you swatches of salmon hide.
     
  16. Concordia

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    I think kitten would be bad because you would have to sew a few together.

    No whole-cuts, except for Chinese dowagers.
     
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    At one time, Tony Gaziano could show you swatches of salmon hide.

    he still can and for hippo and a few others too
     
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    You like it, the pachyderm?


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  20. Jangofett

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    Naturally, name brands don't partake of black market, illegally killed animals. If they would, they'd be finished pretty quickly. But don't think there isn't a HUGE black market operation going on in Africa. Your post just confirms to me you've never been there and don't have any idea what you're talking about. And all those so called experts here who claim to know all about this, I doubt very much they've been there either and seen anything firsthand for themselves.

    And btw, I'm not dissing DWFII or anything he says here. CITES has helped a great deal, and I'm sure every leather he uses is legally and properly obtained. What I'm saying is, not everything is hunky dory in Africa just because one authority says so. This isn't a black and white issue. Lots of shades of grey and lots of shady things go on in Africa, CITES included sometimes, believe me.


    Oh, there's a big black market for animal smuggling of course. We always hear news of smugglers smuggling lizards down their pants and macaws in their jackets through airports.

    Not to mention all the massive numbers of snakes and fishes and even mammals smuggled through borders.

    But your post gave the impression this is the norm and not the exception, which if true, will mean Africa will have no wildlife left because all the mercenaries and freedom fighters would have killed all the male pachyderms for their ivory and all the chimps would be exported out, so they can fund their latest arms purchases and civil war. Hey, if money can be plucked from the trees and are effectively free, would you have any hesitation in grabbing it?
     

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