Exotic skins such as crocodile and python have always had a glorified place in women's fashion but only recently have these skins crawled their way into men's fashion. Accessories made out of crocodile-like skin and crocodile-embossed items have become standard in the menswear shows. Croc is a great way to enhance your look with a luxe element while also making a bold sartorial statement. Read on to see how to incorporate some croc into your look from cufflinks to full on crocodile bags. As always, we recommend opting for more environmentally friendly "faux" croc over the "real thing."
Here are some ideas to jump start your croc look!
Cufflinks: Nancy Gonzalez has always been known as the go-to brand for amazing bags in exotic skins. In 2010 the company launched a men's line called Santiago Gonzalez named after Nancy's son and company president Santiago Gonzalez. The line offers amazing and luxe accessories such as bags, money clips and wallets but one of the stand out pieces is definitely the Crocodile Cufflink Set. This set brings four knotted crocodile links in red, pink, blue and black in a stylish padded case. These cufflinks add a bold accent to any plain button down shirt.
Santiago Gonzalez Crocodile Cufflink Set and Box $275 available at mrporter.com
Loafers: As one of the top luxury brands it should be no surprise that Gucci has embraced the crocodile trend. The brand offers a pair of crocodile loafers that are the epitome of luxury. These loafers are a perfect combination of an edgy material with a simple shape and would go perfectly with any suit. If the price tag on Gucci's loafers is a bit too steep for you Giorgio Armani offers a croc-embossed driver that is just as chic.
Gucci Croc Bit Loafer $2350 available at bergdorfgoodman.com
Giorgio Armani Croc-Embossed Driver $430 available at neimanmarcus.com
Sneakers: Jimmy Choo has always been a trend-setting footwear brand and with their menswear line they have always pushed the envelope or shoe to the next level. Their croc-embossed leather high top sneakers are one of the most fashion-forward shoes currently available. These statement making sneakers are an investment item every guy should look into.
Jimmy Choo Belgravia Crocodile-Embossed Leather High Top Sneaker $765 available at mrporter.com
Bags: A crocodile bag is a statement making luxury item that lets the world know you're a fashion forward male who's not afraid of taking a risk. If you're a fan of backpacks, which every guy should be as they're making a comeback, the Alexander Wang Croc-Embossed Wallie Backpack is perfect for you. Santiago Gonzalez the go-to brand for anything crocodile offers a green crocodile backpack and a black holdall bag either of which is perfect for a modern trendy guy.
Santiago Gonzalez Crocodile Holdall Bag $6200 available at mrporter.com
Crocodile Wallet: A wallet is an important accessory for any fashion forward male. If you want to take part in the crocodile trend without splurging on a croc bag or pair of shoes, a croc/croc-embossed card case or wallet is a great alternative. Prada offers a black croc-embossed card case that is both simple and stylish. If you want real croc skin Santiago Gonzalez offers a great croc cardholder in a bright blue color.
Prada Croc-Embossed Card Case $195 available at bergdorfgoodman.com
Santiago Gonzalez Crocodile Card Holder $220 available at mrporter.com