Something about crocodile leather

If your fashion style leans towards a tough, cool and a little dangerous style, crocodile leather is an element you should add to your wardrobe.

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Crocodile leather: tougher than you think

In fact, this is a myth: this leather is, in fact, one of the most durable leathers used in menswear today.

The skin of these creatures has scales of varying sizes: the flank scales are oval and the stomach scales are small and rectangular.

It is difficult to work with this type of leather: the scales themselves are rigid. This makes it difficult to finish the leather in the tanning process and therefore contributes to the higher costs of products made from crocodile skin.

These skins also have an additional bone layer. While this increases durability, it prevents the leather from stretching significantly, making work more difficult.

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Crocodile is versatile.

If you’re thinking of an item to add to your wardrobe, a crocodile belt packs a big punch. You can select from a wide variety of styles depending on where the animal’s fur is. There is a different appearance associated with the belly scales (smaller, smoother texture) compared to the backbone (larger, more dramatic scale patterns).

There is also a wide range of colors available: you can choose from more conservative colors in black and brown, natural tones and bright color tones ranging from red to blue and everything in between.

There are many products besides belts and wallets that look great on exotic skins like crocodile. Cell phone cases, watch straps and sunglasses cases look amazing in crocodile.

For a more dramatic statement, a crocodile leather coat or jacket will definitely do the trick. Remember, however, that a little croc can go a long way.

Don’t be fooled by fakes.

Many people go for the look of exotic leathers but are put off by the exorbitant prices. They are often tried by vendors who offer variations on real crocodile leather.

You will find that many products are offered that look like crocodiles but are actually made from the skin of other members of the Crocodilian family, such as alligators.

Alligators are small relatives of crocodiles and are sometimes called the “Colombian crocodile”. They are cultivated and cultivated for their fur, similar to ostriches. This makes their skins less expensive than alligators or crocodiles.

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A smiling alligator. Florida

Generally, alligator skins are less coveted for use in fashion because they are drier, duller and less soft to the touch. The scales are also smaller, in addition to having marks and appearing concave.

Items made with alligator leather are significantly cheaper than crocodile leather, but the quality and aesthetics are simply not as high as crocodile.