Apr 26, 2010

Exotic Python

After going on and on for months about python shoes and bags, I finally had a chance to get my hands on a pair of Tod's python ballet flats in Taiwan, as it is not illegal to sell python here as in California. Gal pal helped me wrestle this pair from another client.  In the midst of my joy, I saw gal pal's python Chloe Paraty and python shoes. I shouldn't be surprise but suddenly I am not so sure about python bags and shoes. Due to the nature of the skin, individual python scale will become flaky and ruffled on the edgy after some use. Faux python skin will not flake or become ruffled.  Well, at least there is a way to distinguish between the real thing and faux skin.  I am sometimes clumsy with accessories so I am not so sure python is such a good idea for me. A pair of Tod's python shoes start at  around $900 so I won't be too happy with flaking scale, even if it is natural. What is a gal to do?!

18 comments:

  1. Mmmm.. complicated decision... I think is way too much money but if you really fancy them.. why not? I think I'd feel bad wearing that.. especially for its texture, but if I were you, and if you really like them, I'd go for it;)

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  2. I'm petrified of snakes so can't abide snakeskin items but am always grateful that they get killed for those who like the skin!

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  3. I love python and I don't feel like it gets messed up that easily. Just take a little extra care with it and don't sweat small imperfections.

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  4. I have a pair of python shoes. I do put leather lotion on them from time to time, and spray them with a protector. But it pretty much is what is. They do dry eventually. Though I haven't had any issues with it falling apart and I've worn them enough times to already have had the lifts replaced.

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  5. I really love python. Today I wore my python CD pumps what I bought at the last summer. So timeless! :)

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  6. I don't like snakes so I don't want their skin touching me. Eeeek. And then on top of that they flake? Eeew. Give me the fake one please. Python embossed will do.

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  7. Good point, and don't you love when the faux option is better since its also cheaper!

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  8. Hmm personally I wouldn't do it if it flaked so easily. That would just drive me nuts. But again if you really love it, you love it and should go for it.

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  9. Ahhh I can't handle the flakes!!! But it's still fabulous.

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  10. Hmm I don't think the flaking would be worth it, unless you really really love it. Although maybe with some extra TLC it won't flake as bad?

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  11. I usually get the faux stuff, but the real thing is stunning!

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  12. That's a tough one. I like to get the "real thing" where possible, but if it's between authenticity and sturdiness, I'll always go for what will last longer. But that's just the mom in me. If I spent $900 on a pair of python shoes, my kid would only end up flaking all the scales off and then smearing them with peanut butter.

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  13. Hmmm...i say fax python is better! NO FLAKY SCALES :)- Lol

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  14. I hate snakes, but I love this texture SO much! I have faux python in my favorite bag by KMRii and I love to touch it!

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  15. I decided against python and purchased something else. I am so particular I know I will not be happy in the future.

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  16. I'm for the fake python:)

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  17. As a vegetarian I am obviously pro faux. I never support the real thing... :(

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