Upscale Menswear’s Guide to Exotic Skin Shoes April 17, 2017April 17, 2017 admin A good pair of shoes says a lot about a man. As well as being an instant confidence-booster, shoes reflect character, charisma and class. While there is plenty of choice in the way of footwear, exotic skin shoes stand out above the rest, adding a luxurious feel to any outfit. In this blog post, we share our guide to exotic skin shoes to help you pick out the perfect pair. Alligator Skin Known for its soft surface, alligator skin is extremely popular material for exotic skin shoes. Both belly skin and hornback (the back) are particularly popular for boots and dress shoes, giving the unique result of small triangular scales, and thereby distinguishing it from other exotic skin shoes. Many manufacturers of alligator shoes don’t use the “painted-on” process when it comes to coloring, instead using a special aniline process to dye the premium grade alligator. The skins maintain its color for a lifetime and becomes more beautiful with age. Ostrich Skin A soft and easy to shape exotic skin, Ostrich leather has an extremely sleek and trendy appearance when used for shoe manufacturing. Not an obvious choice of exotic skin shoe, ostrich leather is subtle and sophisticated, and as with alligator skin, is a perfect material for dress shoes, with quills and leg traditionally used for manufacturing. It also looks great in a variety of colors, including blues and greys. This exotic skin is also great for creating fashionable ridges and bumpy textures, and is guaranteed to make a lot of heads turn. Crocodile Skin Similar to alligator skin, crocodile skin tends to have more consistent patterns and for this reason, has been used for many years in the fashion industry. Crocodile skin shoes also tend to be more affordable than alligator skin shoes. With a sleek appearance, crocodile skin shoes look great in all colors, but black and brown are our favorites and bring elegant charm to a dress suit. Snake Skin Coined as one of the height of luxury when it comes to exotic skin shoes, snakeskin shoes are one of our most popular sellers, known for their glossy and clean appearance. Commonly used for the manufacture of cowboy boots, this exotic skin is extremely flexible and looks great in a range of colors. The Giorgio Brutini “Faulkner” Natural Genuine Snakeskin Loafer Shoes are one of our favorite picks, or if you’re looking for something slightly more subtle, we also love these Duca Di Matiste Brandy Genuine Italian Calfskin Leather Print Shoes, with just a small snakeskin detail. Lizard Skin Last but not least, lizard skin is another great material for men’s footwear. Not only are the scales on this exotic skin extremely small and more subtle than those found on crocodile or alligator skins, but it’s also the most affordable. Lizard skin shoes are also extremely durable, highly resistant and provide great comfort for any occasion. What’s not to love? If you need assistance picking out your perfect pair of exotic skin shoes, contact us today and we’ll be happy to help!