This pair above i have recently made and as i mentioned above it carries an age old style of the elastic sided shoe together with an alligator top and a box calf front and back. There is a very smart line of broguing in a single hole punch that carries forward to the front and the tassles are also in alligator. There is a very smart toe design to the front of the shoe that i think looks very delicate and carries the shoe off extremely well. It may be a little too much for some but as a modern twist on an old design it goes very well.
It is something that won't suit everybody but it does show that if you have a style in mind and want a touch of the exotic material too, then with the help in choosing what will look good i am able to help you make that decision.