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It had no lining and the leather plates would rub me everywhere i moved. I could move my arms minimally. Had someone attempted to rob me while wearing it, I would not have been able to raise my hands over my head. It was ridiculously heavy and cumbersome. I am only too happy that I was not the original or even second owner of this jacket. It seemed a good idea and novel purchase at the time but became a hot potato. I don't know what part of the hide was used but I will never buy or wear elephant again ever. It is too majestic an animal for me to wear it.
What do you gentlemen guess these are made of ? I have my guess, I picked these up from ebay and I don't think the seller knew what they had, nor did anyone else..........!
Vintage (date ?) Crockett & Jones Athlone model, they are the actual color in the lighter of the pics
What pray tell do we think the leather came from?
Just got my answer:
Thanks for your email. The photos of the shoe are great. What a terrific shoe! The leather used was Peccary leather which comes from a wild boar. The leather was often used for leather goods like shoes and gloves. It is very distinctive. We are checking with the factory to see if we can get an approximate production date for you. Hold on to them! They are a true sartorial heirloom. Thanks again for your interest in Crockett & Jones.
Edited by jlconley - 6/13/12 at 10:43am
Contact C&J, they might be able to give you more information.
If I could just somehow definitively substantiate that they are indeed a product of a good old fashioned seal / baby seal clubbing, they would be even more dear to my heart.
NO DICE, here is what they are:
Hello Mr. Conley:
Edited by jlconley - 6/13/12 at 10:45am