what to wear with brown crocodile shoes?

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  1. mmdht2

    mmdht2 Member

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    what to wear with brown crocodile shoes? are they too casual or showy to wear with dark suits to work?
     
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    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    Depends. You work at a zoo?
     
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    Depends. You work at a zoo?

    Welcome mmdht2, newcomer.

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    mmdht2 has all of 8 posts. I think he will see that most on SF are not partial to reptile shoes.

    Some are though, and SF is more accepting of them than AAAC, I think.
     
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    A purple four-button suit and a walking stick with a skull on it?

    And definitely a faux-sable coat.
     
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    Pics? There are croc shoes, and there are croc shoes.
     
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    gotcha. they are ugly to me but i thought that it was just my bad taste and thin wallet. so why are they made in the first place? are they super durable and comfortable to wear? the reason i post this is because i saw a pair of brown croc shoes on ebay at $20 starting bid and they are usually >$1000 new.
     
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    Most exotic skinned shoes are very ugly square toed things.

    There is a handful of classic ones that are made. In my opinion, to pull it off as a classic look, it has to be a rounder toe with minimal broguing or other decoration. Either a simple captoe, or a plaintoe laceup or derby.
     
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    to pull it off as a classic look, it has to be a rounder toe with minimal broguing or other decoration. Either a simple captoe, or a plaintoe laceup or derby.

    And with a matte finish.
     
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    Those aren't so bad...in fact, as croc shoes go, they're pretty nice. I think they'd go nicely with a variety of casual outfits, from dressier linen or cotton pants (not chinos, jeans, or moleskins, maybe fine-wale cords) to wool (finer tweeds, worsteds, and worsted flannel -- not sure about woolen flannel). Go with browns, olives, darker blues, and if you're adventurous, darker grays. Don't pair them with black or lighter colors, with the exception of tans.
     
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    You mean like this?

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    again, what are the selling points on croc shoes? duarbility and comfort? they look like they are very pliable and would last a life time.
     
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    Ron - yup, those are great.
     
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    From the Saint Crispin's Homepage.
    They are bespoke, but some of the rtw model are also offered in Croc leather.

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