Alligator belts - quality, makers, construction, etc - Page 3
Very nice jacket.
They had a full length coat. But unfortunately, not my size.
I'v got this belt in chestnut, its Australian saltwater crocodile by RM William, It cost me around 300$. Its big, wide and awesome. I wear it to the office and everywhere else. Quality is excellent. Towards the buckle you have the crocodile 'horns' and the buckle is shiny. I would highly recommend but i know it may not be elegant enough to be used in formal wear for some people.
Thank you all for sharing your findings. I like the look of this buckle and strap and was wondering how viable it would be to get something similar under 600? Would those that have been researching extensively be able to tell me if they've come across a similar buckle or strap? I have seen the Tiffany buckles but they somehow seem dressier to me and I will be using this with Chelsea boots in a way similar to how it is shown in the Ralph lauren black label catalogues. http://m.ralphlauren.com/product/index.jsp?productId=23500066&ab=GeoMobile_iUS_rUS_dUS
We've worked with both the Tiffany and RL versions of this buckle style and the Tiffany one is streets ahead in quality, much nicer object
I bring this to the top again because I am looking for a crocodile leather belt. I found these three stores through google. What do you guys think of them?
The belt I really liked is this one, but it is over EUR 3.000 so there is no way I am going to buy it:
could you recommend a place to buy a nice crocodile leather belt that is nice but a lot cheaper than Berluti? :-)
An Alligator Belt could be made with Alligator tail ( square pattern ), Alligator flank ( round grain ) or Alligator belly ( very expensive $ 2.000 or more ).
No all alligator skins came from the same farm, another factor is the tanning, or the treatment to which the skins are subjected to for the purposes of storage and processing. It is a complex process that has a long history and is crucial to the final result.
The craftsmanship is extremely important when one must splice together multiple pieces with well-concealed joints in order to prevent a noticeable difference in the texture.
A company specializing in the production exotic leather goods ( belts, wallets, etc. ) should have a deep knowledge of the peculiarities, distinguishing characteristics and advantages of the various skins and their quality.