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Justin, "The Shoe Snob"

Friday, August 12, 2011

Shoes Of The Week - George Cleverley

I love to see shoes made in skins that I have never seen before, so when I saw these bespoke George Cleverley loafers, I was stupefied. Not only had I not seen this skin before, I had never even heard of the animal, carpincho that is. If you have never heard of it too, I will let you know that carpinchos just might be the scariest things ever, being that they look like a mix between a giant rat & dog. But nonetheless, they make an exquisite skin for a lovely shoe. The texture is so unique (it's incredibly soft and supple) and the hair follicles (or what look like it) give off such a beautiful contrast to the skin, giving it that overcrowded polka-dot look, which to me makes the shoe as cool as it is. I mean, these same shoes in just a calfskin would be nice, no doubt, but not nearly as eye-catching as this. And even though I like to see new skins being used on shoes, I am not really the biggest fan of most 'exotics.' I appreciate seeing them to know what they would look like, but I would not wear a lot of them. But I must say, giant rat-dog shoes, I would wear, especially these!

Pictures Courtesy Of: Leather Soul


  1. At first, I thought it was stingray, but I've finally seen something more exotic than that pair made out of elephant you posted sometime back.


  2. Made me think about peccary leather used for gloves.

  3. Benjy - They are nice, right?? I think that they are super bad-ass!

    Paul van der Hart - Not sure I have seen those before, but I will take your word for it..

    -Justin, "The Shoe Snob"



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