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post #31 of 176
I just can't bring myself to wear alligator. It might have something to do with the fact that I grew up in Louisiana and knew many of them personally.
post #32 of 176
I don't understand the insistence on tubo. It's like wearing rigatoni.
post #33 of 176
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I just can't bring myself to wear alligator. It might have something to do with the fact that I grew up in Louisiana and knew many of them personally.

I've known cows personally yet still found them delicious.
post #34 of 176
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I've known cows personally yet still found them delicious.

intimacy evokes flavor
post #35 of 176
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Apparently this site (http://www.saratogasaddlery.com/prod...ts-535-78.html) sells "hornback" croc, which is the best in the world - peepage:



That is disgusting.
post #36 of 176
In spite of the fact that my first serveral posts were a tad light-hearted ... I understand where you are coming from. Just forgive the dangling preposition.

These are the times I don't hesitate to call on others including my tailors, shirtmakers, etc ... and ask if they have any leads. Perhaps you have ... but if not ... you might be surprised.
post #37 of 176
what is tubo? google was not my friend.
post #38 of 176
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what is tubo? google was not my friend.

It's a belt that, rather being a strip of leather to show sewn to another as backing, is a wider strip rolled in a tube and pressed flat. That way even the side you can't see is made of the good stuff.
post #39 of 176
Croc belts are for pussies. My next commission will be a crocodile suit. Patch pocket DB (with "drape") and trousers with 2 inch cuff and forward pleats.

post #40 of 176
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It's a belt that, rather being a strip of leather to show sewn to another as backing, is a wider strip rolled in a tube and pressed flat. That way even the side you can't see is made of the good stuff.

I have those from my maker. Quite expensive. Special order only.
post #41 of 176
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It's a belt that, rather being a strip of leather to show sewn to another as backing, is a wider strip rolled in a tube and pressed flat. That way even the side you can't see is made of the good stuff.

Makes sense, like a one-piece croc-only belt.

Analogy would be like a true seven-fold tie where it's just a large piece of silk?
post #42 of 176
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I have those from my maker. Quite expensive. Special order only.

sounds interesting. do you really have them or just joking?
post #43 of 176
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Makes sense, like a one-piece croc-only belt.

Analogy would be like a true seven-fold tie where it's just a large piece of silk?

That or maybe a wholecut shoe.
post #44 of 176
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sounds interesting. do you really have them or just joking?
Really have them but don't carry them in house due to the cost and demand. There is no backing, the front and back are the same. Crocodile pattern is better looking than alligator IMO. The size/scale is different. I know better than to joke in a Foo thread.
post #45 of 176
^I hear, maybe incorrectly, that croc skin by itself is fragile and therefore need the backing of other leather.

If true, would that not make the one piece tubo kinda fragile?
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