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Definitive Exotic Hide Identification Thread: Post your Hippo, Turtle, Gator, Phoque (you!), etc. he

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Allen Edmonds - Real alligator or embossed? I think I know the answer but would appreciate opinions. I found the same exact shoes on eBay, one listing stated alligator print and got $49, the other listing stated genuine alligator and got $225.

Definitely real.
 

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Is it safe to assume these are crocodile and not alligator? Any idea as to which species?

 

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Is it safe to assume these are crocodile and not alligator?

Unless I am not seeing something...these are almost certainly alligator. Not crocodile. Crocodile would have a clearly visible pore (hole) at the top edge of each tile.
 

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Unless I am not seeing something...these are almost certainly alligator. Not crocodile. Crocodile would have a clearly visible pore (hole) at the top edge of each tile.

Ahhhh ha, OK, thanks. I imagine you are correct. They were listed online as crocodile, looks like I will have to settle for alligator.
 

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FWIW, alligators are crocodilians.

Could have been worse, could have bought a caimen! O' the vagaries of shopping 4 online discount luxury RTW
 
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Posted in the MANBAG thread, here's an exotic piece I have from Gianfranco Ferre's final menswear season (SS08). They threw in just about every hide they could think of... I count python, ostrich, and a few varieties of Croc. I don't use it much, but it's a lot of fun. They also did a duffle version that was featured on the runway.

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Thanks, Spoo @SpooPoker . Looks like most of our old images have died over the years, so I'm thinking I'll start a new EXOTIC HIDE thread soon. Stay tuned and please post on there. ;)
 

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Hello! I have just joined and hope you can help me identify this leather. It is used on a pair of vintage Justin cowboy boots, made in US, but I do not have a date when they were made. I am not sure if this is some exotic, or if it is a tanning process?
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Thank you!
 

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Hello! I have just joined and hope you can help me identify this leather. It is used on a pair of vintage Justin cowboy boots, made in US, but I do not have a date when they were made. I am not sure if this is some exotic, or if it is a tanning process? View attachment 878914 Thank you!

Carpincho leather
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Carpincho-Capybara.jpg

Hen leather
Hen leather.jpg
Hen leather 1.jpg

Donkey leather
Donkey leather shoes.jpg


Dog leather
me like dog,
it very very good,
men in village like it for special feast,
the good old days

Dog leather.jpg


Giraffe leather
Giraffe leather.jpg

Giraffe.jpg

Armadilo leather
Armadilo leather.jpg
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Hello! I have just joined and hope you can help me identify this leather. It is used on a pair of vintage Justin cowboy boots, made in US, but I do not have a date when they were made. I am not sure if this is some exotic, or if it is a tanning process? View attachment 878914 Thank you!

I made half a dozen pairs of boots of that leather back in the day. IIRC, it was a type of shrunken kudu. Not sure about that specifically but it was an antelope of some sort. Since that time, the tannage of kudu has 'evolved' and modern examples don't look anything at all like that.
 

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