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January 19, 2019

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Carpincho Boots by Enrile

The Capybara/Carpincho animal is probably one of the ugliest things known to animals. It looks like a giant rat and it’s like the size of a dog. But their hide sure does make a pretty cool pair of gloves or shoes! I have always wanted a pair of each but they are not that inexpensive and now I need to be saving for a house and not clothes. One day soon! The latest pair of […]

July 28, 2015

Tapiro Chukka’s by Bemer

I have never been a great lover of exotic leathers, but have always been extremely intrigued by Tapiro and Carpincho leather. Something about the texture and those little white dots are somewhat fascinating. The problem is that I think that due to it’s nature, it is quite limiting in what shoe models you can use it for. I would presume that anything with a plain toe would be the best model for it, but what […]