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Why Customize Your Motorcycle With Alligator Leather

Posted by Jayme Mendal on Jul 1, 2022 3:43:02 PM

Biker fashion is in, and while many are trying to look the part, some of the same trends are in for those who live the part and that means exotic leathers.

Motorcycle enthusiasts invest hours of their lives customizing their motorcycles for a turn-your-head sound, style, and look. And once you’ve mastered the mechanics of the ride, the paint job, the grips, the lights, the pipes, and tires, the proper balance of form and fashion still demands more. A sure way of making your bike stand out is modifying the seat with a custom seat cover using an exotic leather.

Most manufacturers make motorcycle seats using regular commercial grade black leather. With a little creativity, you can make your bike the envy of other riders by replacing the standard black cowhide or synthetic leather seat cover with a classy alligator skin seat.


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