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World's most expensive wingtips are also world's ugliest

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"The Manhattan Richelieu wingtip shoes are made from waxed alligator leather. They're hand-stitched with Blake construction for a more comfortable fit and the outsole-embedded thread ensures a long-lasting stitch. The interior, meanwhile, sports glove-soft leather lining. Even the sole, made of hand-painted leather and featuring an embedded ruthenium-finished cube with the LV monogram, is high quality.

These luxury wingtips will be offered in Spring/Summer of 2010 for $10,000."

From Louis Vuitton.
 

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They're not that ugly. The last is quite nice and I like the broguing pattern. The weird little flap detail near the vamp isn't off-putting for me. Were they calf this thread probably wouldn't have been made - your dislike for them is probably sourced in the fact that they're gator skin, the same reason they cost $10k. Which is a reasonably held opinion, of course; I wouldn't wear croc / gator shoes either. I find them ugly on a pretty much categorical level as well. But "ugliest" is a stretch.
 

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if they were a nice calf, and didnt have the LV logo on the heel, i wouldnt mind them.
 

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though not the worst shoes ever, the description is worse than the actual item IMO
 

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Southerners across the US** wear way uglier shoes than these. Search eBay for Mark Nason and you will get to see most of them. **I started off with "cowboy" but didn't know whether to try and get more or less specific. OP's LVs are reasonably ugly but I'd rather wear those for the rest of my life than spend a month in hideous cowboy boots that look like Affliction/Ed Hardy produced them, goddamn that shit is ugly.
 

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i dont like the little flap thingy, but they're definitely not ugly
 

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Originally Posted by GoldenTribe
Southerners across the US** wear way uglier shoes than these. Search eBay for Mark Nason and you will get to see most of them.

**I started off with "cowboy" but didn't know whether to try and get more or less specific. OP's LVs are reasonably ugly but I'd rather wear those for the rest of my life than spend a month in hideous cowboy boots that look like Affliction/Ed Hardy produced them, goddamn that shit is ugly.


When I was 16 I really wanted a pair of these.
 

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I've seen way worse. Really thin tip dyed red alligator shoes are much worse.
 

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I don't think they are all that bad. Well except for the price, which is way too much for the item beibg sold.
 

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would not kop!
 

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Here are some wingtips which should be even less SF-approved:







And something I wouldn't wear:



Basketwoven goatskin?

 

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