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Quality of Thai Exotic Leather Goods (ostrich, stingray, elephant, alligator, etc.)?

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Very tempted to buy a trouser and suit jacket wallet set made from stingray from a Thai merchant on ebay. How is the average Thai quality? I'm not a big fan of the giangantic logo but it's in the inside. The price is tempting though.
 

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I made a thread once and some guy warned me about those aswell.
 

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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz
I made a thread once and some guy warned me about those aswell.

But you've never bought them. I value empirical advice more than untried wisdom, even from the magi.
 

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Originally Posted by SpooPoker
Its kind of a broad choice, but for skin pelts I will tell you to steer clear of the sellers from Thailand, those skins suck. They are all hornback, and very low quality. I cant think of a particular eBay seller who specializes in a general iGent assortment of skin selections, but your luck may benefit from searching "vintage alligator" and also crocodile. Ive got some grade A skins for a song in these searches.
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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz
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Thank you for the quote. I now have one person's opinion to rely on. Hopefully, more will surface.
 

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You know, I always wonder why ostrich is sold at such a premium. They raise them on farms. I can buy ostrich meat at the grocery store, for crying out loud.
 

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Originally Posted by bleachboy
You know, I always wonder why ostrich is sold at such a premium. They raise them on farms. I can buy ostrich meat at the grocery store, for crying out loud.

There are different grades of ostrich skin.
 

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I will be in the market for a pair of ostrich leather cowboy boots in the new year. Even though I can only wear them one week per year.
 

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Personally I find ostrich hideous. It is ugly and looks like strange pimply chicken skin. I find it homo.
Ostrich meat on the other hand is nice when cooked properly.
 

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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz
I made a thread once and some guy warned me about those aswell.

Some guy says the same here. Thai hornback skins are crap. Might as well shave the callouses off your big toe. Same quality.
 

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