That leather looks really bad, IMO. I think alligator/ crocodile skins are best when the scales are clean. A lot of the stuff on the market looks crinkly -- either because they're cut from caiman, or they're cut from the side of a lower-grade hide (not even the belly), or because of how a tannery processed the skin. The crinkly stuff just looks cheap and ugly to me. If the skin isn't any good, I think you'd be better off with calfskin. Example of what I mean by clean scales.