Exotic Leather Blog

Why Use Exotic Leather For Motorcycle Seats?

Posted by Abram Mendal on Jul 7, 2017 12:47:59 PM

There is little that compares to the thrill of revving up your motorcycle and cruising the open road. A bad seat, though, can easily ruin your ride. What if you could get comfort, style, and edge to go with your motorcycle? Using exotic leather for motorcycle seats offers a few key benefits, including:

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Topics: stingray skin, alligator skin, caiman skin, ostrich skin, arapaima skin

Can You Use Caiman Skin on Your Next Pair of Sneakers?

Posted by Abram Mendal on May 22, 2017 11:09:25 AM

Caiman crocodiles, sometimes referred to as Colombian crocodiles are smaller than the alligator and the Nile crocodile. They are widespread in Central and South America where farmers rear them for skins and meat.

A person new to exotic hides can easily confuse caiman leather for Nile crocodile or American alligator skin. The main standout feature that sets caiman leather apart from the rest is that it is the boniest. Its rigidity is as a result of the accumulation of high amounts of calcium.

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Topics: caiman skin, footwear

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

The Best Exotic Skins for Men’s Shoes

Posted by Abram Mendal on Feb 25, 2017 5:24:37 AM

When crafting high-fashion footwear, designers face numerous challenges. People want something that’s elegant, unique, and striking. Exotic skins can provide these things—but not all exotic skins are ideal for all footwear projects.

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Topics: lizard skin, alligator skin, caiman skin, footwear, shell cordovan leather

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: crocodile skin, python skin, caiman 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: crocodile skin, caiman 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: crocodile skin, alligator skin, caiman 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

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