Exotic Leather Blog

What is So Special About the American Crocodile Skin?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 6, 2018 7:58:24 AM

Pan American Leathers is dedicated to providing top-quality exotic leathers from ethical and sustainable sources. One of the popular emerging exotic leather options is the American crocodile skin—otherwise known as the “acutus crocodile” or scientific name of crocodylus acutus.

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Topics: crocodile skin

Best Exotic Skins for Sneakerheads

Posted by Jayme Mendal on May 1, 2017 4:09:56 AM

Sneaker enthusiasts look for stylish footwear crafted from rare materials to achieve a distinct look. Some sneakerheads like colorful shoes which enable them to stand out from the crowd effortlessly. Over time, shoe manufacturers have identified several types of exotic skins for sneakers which meet these demanding requirements.

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Topics: alligator skin, crocodile skin, caiman skin, ostrich skin, python skin

Top 4 Reasons to Use Caiman Skin for Your Men's Leather Shoes

Posted by Jayme Mendal on Apr 10, 2017 11:51:31 AM

Many people who have seen caiman skin probably have mistaken it for other species of crocodile. However, to the trained eye, caiman skin is distinctive from both of those because of its bony plates underneath the scales (also known as ossification). This creates some of the most captivating texturized patterns in the exotic leather industry.

Caiman is actually a crocodilian, a close cousin of the alligator. They are plentiful in Central and South America, but are mostly found in Colombia. They surprisingly only grow to about one meter in length and are found in swampy costal regions.

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Topics: caiman skin, crocodile skin

Why Purchase Crocodile Flank When Designing Exotic Leather Shoes?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Mar 27, 2017 8:53:34 AM

Crocodile skin is one of the most exquisite leathers for crafting exotic leather shoes. If you want to make a statement with your shoe designs, crocodile flanks will give you stunning textures and scale patterns.

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Topics: crocodile skin, footwear

Top 3 Reasons to Use Exotic Leather for Interior Designs!

Posted by Abram Mendal on Nov 17, 2016 5:41:00 PM

The interior design scene is a tough space to get by in. Clients may have exacting demands for something unique and bold—something that ordinary materials might not deliver.

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Topics: interiors, alligator skin, crocodile skin, stingray skin, ostrich skin

Busting 3 Exotic Leather Myths

Posted by Abram Mendal on Aug 17, 2016 10:30:00 AM

There are a lot of common misconceptions about exotic leather that people may have. These myths about exotic leather could confuse some, and lead them to the wrong conclusions about their exotic leather goods.

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Topics: caiman skin, python skin, crocodile skin

3 Tips to Follow When Buying Caiman Crocodile Skins

Posted by Abram Mendal on Aug 8, 2016 4:33:16 PM

Caiman skin is a popular choice for designers who want a strongly-textured, rugged exotic leather for their high-fashion projects.

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Topics: caiman skin, crocodile skin

Check Out Our Alligator Skin and Crocodile Skin Comparison Guide!

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jul 5, 2016 10:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: crocodile skin, alligator skin

4 Great Reasons to Use Caiman Leather for Exotic Leather Projects

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jun 24, 2016 3:38:19 PM

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.

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Topics: caiman skin, crocodile skin, alligator skin

Our 3 Favorite Reptilian Exotic Leathers for Boots

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jun 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

The high fashion footwear industry can be tough. There are a lot of established designers and up-and-comers competing for attention in this market. To get noticed, your high-fashion boots and other footwear products need to be highly distinctive and unique.

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Topics: crocodile skin, python skin, footwear, ostrich skin