Is it still possible to get deer shoes?

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  1. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Is deerskin really illegal in EU?

    I have a pair of Miu Miu deerskin gloves I bought 2 years ago and last Fall almost all of Prada's men's bags were cervello.
     
  2. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I have spoken to him and he does look like a real character....

    His prices are higher than Delos and i will be specific about prices...
    Antelope as expensive to crocodile?
     
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    Antelope as expensive as crocodile?
    Yes.[​IMG]
     
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    lasbar Senior member

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    is he going to Africa to kill the animal himself? How much for a croc?
     
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    distinctive Senior member

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    If you're looking for a casual shoe, HS Trask used to make a lot of stuff out of deerskin.
     
  7. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    What is this vegetal crocodile malaki?

    Antelope is looking interesting but ,there is a but, the price appears out of my reach ...If i do have to pay a fortune , i will not do so for antelope...
     
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    LabelKing Senior member

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    Why are these skins so costly?

    The animals they come from are rather common.
     
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    You can use leather from game animals either flesh-side out or grain-side out.

    In German the generic name for suede is Game-leather (Wildleder), indicating that originally all suede leathers came from game animals. There is still plenty around (bred in New Zealand) to provide the raw material for those highly treasured, long, embroidered lederhosen (Hirschlederne).

    Game leather is also used grain-side out, Italian "˜Cervo' is a rather soft leather with a gentle texture, frequently used for moccasins. Kudu is an African antelope whose leather (grain-side out) is used for it's more flamboyant texture. Here is a pair of (bespoke) Gaziano/Girling monks in Kudu, which were made for forum member TimelessRider.

    [​IMG]

    I don't know about the price, it can't be as expensive as crocodile as Grenson and Alden offer (or have offered) some boots in Kudu, with no added premium. I suppose to get a mirror-match of the texture, there is more waste.

    Church's used for decades "˜Genuine Cape Buck' another antelope but this time with a suede texture.

    Do you want your game leather shoes in suede or grain leather?
     
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    coachvu Senior member

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    I remember seeing in GQ like 2 years ago about a company that produced something like 60 pairs of shoes from these reindeer/caribou skins they found stored somewhere.

    New & Lingwood, I believe.
     
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    Poulsen Skone/Dunhill also stocked the Russian reindeer shoes in an attractive split-toe derby (demi-chasse). When they were discontinued, the price dropped to an attractive $700. If they actually stocked my size, I would have contemplated a purchase as a collectible.

    RE: Deerskin
    Moreschi frequently offers a few models in combination calf/deerskin. Deerskin isn't really to my liking, but they are very comfortable.
     
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    New & Lingwood, I believe.

    A very unattractive skin, not entirely dissimilar to an 80 year old with a lifelong addiction to suntans.
     
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    von Rothbart Senior member

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    Vass also uses antelope, it lists antelope as one of the leathers that's available on page 3 of the catalog but it doesn't shoe any shoes that are made of antelope in the catalog.
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    A very unattractive skin, not entirely dissimilar to an 80 year old with a lifelong addiction to suntans.
    This one?

    [​IMG]
    Leni Riefenstahl, who died aged 101.
     
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    lasbar Senior member

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    She was such a lovely person....The worst with her is far from being her skin...

    She would have had some trouble to work in Hollywood nowadays....
     

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