For the last few weeks, we’ve talked about the different kinds of exotic leathers that are used for making garments. From the humble eel skin, to the exotic python skin, to the luxurious-feeling ostrich skin, all of the leathers discussed so far make for excellent garments.
The world of high-fashion garments is an incredibly competitive space. Every year, fashion designers from all over the world do their best to try to outshine the competition with creative, bold new designs, superior craftsmanship, and the best quality materials.
Exotic leather handbags can come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials. From small, hard case-style designs made from caiman crocodile hides, to larger handbags made from ostrich or python skin, the design choices for exotic leather handbags are nearly endless.
American alligator skin is a rare and highly precious material. Given the value and rarity of alligator skin leather goods, it’s important to take excellent care of them to keep them looking like new for as long as possible.
Picking the perfect exotic leather for your next project can be tough. There are a lot of really great exotic materials to choose from, each with its own unique properties and challenges.
Crocodile skin is often considered a highly attractive option for making handbags, boots, wallets, belts, luggage, and countless other fashionable exotic leather goods. In particular, the American alligator skin is sought after for its soft, supple hide that makes it easy to work with.
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.
Topics: alligator skin
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?
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.