Recently, I read in a classic fashion guide that alligator is for day use only and that it is not elegant to wear it for the evening. I'm thinking this advice must be really outdated since even Hermes is making evening clutches in exotics (not to mention Judith Lieber and others). Hermes wouldn't want us to be gauche, now would they? Besides, I love crocodile, alligator and lizard especially for small special bags and I do use them for evening. I didn't know I was breaking style "rules"! I plan to continue even if I am (I'm sure I break lots of other "rules" too), but I was wondering whether anyone else had heard this.