To do a wholecut boot in peanut brittle croc could have added about Â£2,500 to the price but would have also looked stunning.
Doh. - I meant $2,500 not Â£2,500. Sorry for the confusion guys. (Original post has been edited.)
And I thought (quoting from the catalogue): "Edward Green use only the smallest, finest, farmed skins and therefore styles are typically "pieced" rather than whole cut."
I'm guessing this is a difference between RTW and bespoke. If a customer walks in and insists for something to be made in one piece of croc leather, I'm sure they will accomodate.
The older the croc, the larger the skin, the less supple the skin. I have seen animals that were large enough for a wholecut shoe, but not for a boot. Maybe they stretch the leather?
Mind you, the scales in the centre are about 2" square.
Tony didn't mention anything about this not being possible, nor about the potential toughness of the leather. However, he did mention the size of the scales would be bigger than on the shoes he had on display. I'm a UK size 8.5, so maybe the croc wouldn't have to be *that* big. :-) Now back to my 12-egg, cheese, bacon, and sausage omelette and my stack buttermilk pancakes covered in maple syrup and lard. Yum.