Exotic Leather Blog

How Alligator Farms Ensure Top-Quality Exotic Leather

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 18, 2016 12:45:13 PM

Exotic leather can come from a variety of sources depending on the specific species of animal the leather is from. For some types of exotic leather, such as stingray skins, the primary source of the leather is from wild animals. For other types of exotic leathers, such as alligator skins, the primary source of leather comes from farms.

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Topics: alligator skin

Can You Craft the Perfect Caiman Boots?

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 9, 2016 2:44:41 PM

High fashion footwear can be an incredibly lucrative industry for those who can stand out in the crowd of designers. In this industry, not just any project will earn the recognition and notoriety needed to drive success. It takes a perfectly-crafted, distinctive piece of work to stand above the crowd and succeed.

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Topics: crocodile skin, caiman skin, footwear

Crocodile Skins Vs Python Skins for Exotic Handbags

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 5, 2016 10:33:22 AM

When it comes to making luxurious and unique handbags, few materials can rival the exotic appeal of crocodile skin. Crocodile hides have a very distinctive texture that make them instantly recognizable and distinct from common cowhide.

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Topics: crocodile skin, python skin, handbags

Bespoke + For Interviews Pan American Leathers About Crocodile Leather

Posted by Mark Mendal on Apr 21, 2016 1:59:47 PM

When it comes to exotic leather materials such as crocodile hide, a little knowledge can go a long way to making the most out of these high-grade materials. As such, we often talk about crocodile leather with clients, providing tips and information to help designers get more from their exotic leather investment.

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Topics: crocodile skin

How to Buy Alligator Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on Apr 11, 2016 10:25:21 AM

When you’re making an exotic leather project using alligator skin, you want to create something that’s truly unique and exciting. Since every alligator skin project is different, how can you be sure that you’re getting the best skins for your needs?

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Topics: alligator skin, belts & accessories

New Anaconda Skins in the Exotic Leather Shop!

Posted by Abram Mendal on Apr 11, 2016 10:23:51 AM

Snake skins are among the most popular types of exotic leathers to use for high-fashion projects for a variety of reasons, including their flexibility, size, and availability.

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Topics: anaconda skin

How To Pick The Right Alligator Skin For Boots And Shoes

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 29, 2016 10:00:00 AM

The Importance Of Two Skins Per Pair Of Boots Or Shoes

When you are picking alligator skins for footwear, it’s essential that you know several things going in before you make your decision. Alligator skins for shoes and boots are typically ordered in pairs. Even if you’re simply making one pair of boots or one pair of shoes, the job requires two skins. From that pair of alligator skins, one pair of vamps will be cut from the bellies and one pair of vamps will be cut from the tails. The rest of the alligator skin can be used for the foxing and the rest of the shoe or boot.

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Topics: alligator skin, footwear

How To Buy Python Skin

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 27, 2016 4:59:00 PM

Each python skin project is different. How do you know what kind of skin to buy, how to size the skins, and how to get the appropriate cut for your project? That's one of the hardest parts of the process, so we'd like to walk you through it.

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Topics: python skin

Tips for Working with Alligator Skin or Caiman Skin for Boots

Posted by Mark Mendal on Mar 24, 2016 2:13:00 PM

When working with any of the crocodilian leathers (e.g., American alligator skin, caiman skin, Nile crocodile skin, etc.), it is important to know how to work each skin in order to get the best results.

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Topics: alligator skin, caiman skin, footwear

How to Tan Alligator Skins: The Rundown

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 21, 2016 3:00:00 PM

We’ve received a lot of inquiries lately as to what goes into the tanning process for alligator leather. In this post, we’ll break down the basic steps of tanning so you can get a better understanding of the procedures that goes into achieving a high-quality tanned alligator skin.

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Topics: alligator skin