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    I'm not quite sure what you are referring to...

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    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni View Post
    I'm not quite sure what you are referring to...
    Hey Mr. G how are you making out on your quest for a new belt?Again if you want to ask questions go to the Canadians thread I continually check it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni View Post
    Hi guys,

    Does anyone know where one can get good quality gator, croc, lizard belts--for a decent price?

    Also, what are a reasonable prices for gator, croc, and lizards?

    And does anyone have knowledge about their durability?

    Thanks a lot!!
    I would have this guy make me one if I was looking. He has several different styles even lower priced. There are many alligator belts on Etsy even used and vintage. I do not know about durability. I have a few rattlesnake tanned items and they are said to last a lifetime.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/11637115...igator-genuine

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87052227...uine-belt-made
    Last edited by howardeye; 12-01-2012 at 02:40 PM.
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    I find most bargains on things from eBay as far as alligator or Croc. That hat band/belt is "killer" and really is fantastic on the hat! Nice find!

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    Thanks howardeye!

    I'll look em up...I wish Brooks Brothers weren't overcharging on their alligator belts because then I'd just pick on up there. That store has got to have some of the worst value out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni View Post
    Thanks howardeye!

    I'll look em up...I wish Brooks Brothers weren't overcharging on their alligator belts because then I'd just pick on up there. That store has got to have some of the worst value out there.
    Good evening Mr.G I see that you're still on the hunt for the elusive alligator belt?
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    You can be quite friendly nice hat dude...earlier I thought you were trying to provoke me..

    Yes, a lot of US companies will not ship to Canada...I trued to make an order with Trafalgar and they told me they wont ship to Canada.

    I suspect it might be because of some legality surrounding transporting American alligator skins out of the US...but perhaps it is anti-Canadian racism!! They might gives us their alligators for the shale sands in Alberta though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A.C. Lyles View Post
    I often pair an exotic strap with a dress buckle to wear with a suit; Particularly the gold and sterling slide buckles.

    Some of my collection:



    Yeah, I read him the same way and am not inclined to share my insights from 25 years of collecting buckles and straps.
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    Thanks for sharing the photo.
    If it is interesting for anyone here I know a single leatherworker in Budapest.
    http://www.crocodilly.hu/frontpage.aspx?l=en
    He processes and carries baby alligator and lizardskin.
    His prices reflect the raw material cost, his artisanship and expertise.
    His croco belt cost around 80000 HUF which translates into 400 USD or some such.
    I think this is the normal price.
    At an artisan, where you pay the material, the mastership and no logo. The brandname would cost even more. Maybe several times more.

    I consumed often his products, I buy cowhide belts from him and avancorpo (front quarter) vegetable tanned bovine leather (from Florence) bag as well.
    He stopped making those leatherbags since there are less and less people who want to pay for that. Belts are still going.
    He told me a lot about his love; LEATHER . Refreshing to talk with the man.
    He said his fav is cowhide, that the reptile skins must be mounted on hide, how difficult it is to work with them, and how difficult it is for him that he has to 'excuse' himself for the price of his luxury goods. If you see that green croco Handbag on his webpage, that is something that belongs in a museum of applied arts I think.

    Yes there are a lot of printed leather, ox or cow or steer printed and lacquered to look as reptile skin.
    Mr. Szemes however gives reptile when he means reptile.
    Last edited by HungaryTom; 12-03-2012 at 02:49 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giovanni View Post
    You can be quite friendly nice hat dude...earlier I thought you were trying to provoke me..

    Yes, a lot of US companies will not ship to Canada...I trued to make an order with Trafalgar and they told me they wont ship to Canada.

    I suspect it might be because of some legality surrounding transporting American alligator skins out of the US...but perhaps it is anti-Canadian racism!! They might gives us their alligators for the shale sands in Alberta though.
    Always friendly Mr.G provocation isn't in my genetics,as I said earlier I was just inquiring on how you're making out on your search for a new belt and if I remember correctly I didn't think we were allowed to bring crocodile or python skin items into Canada,not sure about alligator though,now getting them shipped in I'm not sure how that works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by howardeye View Post
    I would have this guy make me one if I was looking. He has several different styles even lower priced. There are many alligator belts on Etsy even used and vintage. I do not know about durability. I have a few rattlesnake tanned items and they are said to last a lifetime.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/11637115...igator-genuine

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/87052227...uine-belt-made
    I browsed through his Etsy site and wouldn't hesitate to order the reptile or leather goods.
    The guy does very nice work.
    Last edited by Feraud; 12-03-2012 at 04:07 PM.

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