I'm not quite sure what you are referring to...
Last edited by howardeye; 12-01-2012 at 02:40 PM.
My hats are like my motorcycles. They get washed when it rains!
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!
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.
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.
Congratulations on your collection.
Thanks for sharing the photo.
If it is interesting for anyone here I know a single leatherworker in Budapest.
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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