I love a nice calf skin, but what I realize when looking at this picture, is how much my shoe wardrobe is lacking in anything outside of suede and calf. It could be due to the fact that most exotic skins come with a high price tag (that I have yet to be able to cope with) as well as needing to go bespoke in order to get them. I mean, crocodile is nice sometimes, but it really doesn’t do it for me that much, not at least in the way that carpincho (the middle one) does…..One thing that I really like about Cleverley, as well as their customers, is the fact that they seem to frequently want unique pieces such as these three here: L-R, Russian reindeer, carpincho and hippopotamus. Mix a fancy hide with a signature Cleverley sharp chisel toe, and what do you get? F’ing greatness is what. Now I just have to see about saving up to get a nice carpincho wholecut loafer! Soon enough….
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