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Exotic skins.

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by LabelKing, Aug 18, 2003.

  1. dsmolken

    dsmolken Senior member

    Oct 3, 2008
    I like the tougher/thicker exotics - elephant, hippo, shark. Stingray, though, not so much.

    Full-quill ostrich is great, but outside of the southern US probably has limited usefulness for anything except attention-grabbing in casual settings. Ostrich leg isn't quite as soft or breathable, but looks nice too, in a completely different way. I have a pair of sueded ostrich leg boots that I've tried to convince people are made from the tail segments of large termite queens, haha.
  2. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

    Jul 2, 2006
    Cambridge, England
    Hideous beyond belief. 'Exotic' skins are tacky at best.

    Some exotics are great. I would love to be able to afford a pair of Tom Ford alligator loafers, and there's a pair of stingray wholecuts that were posted a while back (in the shoe porn thread I think, I forget who by) which were sick.

    Perun's are just terrible though, the sort bought by people with no taste whatsoever, who only want to wear the most ostentatious and tacky things they can possibly find.

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