Fashion tends to move in waves, and in today’s easier, unfussy market, glitz and gold might seem just a bit over the top. However, boring isn’t the only way to be fashion forward either. Exotic skins and many more faux exotic skins can bridge the gap between too much and not enough. Skins can vary from neon embossed leather that mimics python and ostrich to very expensive and exclusive skins that are 100% real and authentic. When talking about real skins, they are an investment pieces. These are exotic skins that will last longer than your life span. They can be passed down from generation to generation, still remaining a quality piece. These are purchased for longevity- any crocodile, alligator or ostrich shoe, bag jacket or belt, that is authentic, typically can cost from around $250 up to several thousand dollars. Yes, exotic skins can be quite the expense, which is why their less expensive cousins are widely available, and still very desirable. These print items that mimic exotic skins are good stand-ins for certain. Someone, who isn’t willing to break the bank, still has a large variety of printed skins available to them.
We here at Men’s USA are a proud carrier of some of the highest quality exotic leather hides and skins from around the world. We offer alligator, crocodile, caiman, python, stingray, snake, ostrich leg, ostrich quill, as well as eel. Most of our Alligator skins come from American alligators, which are more popularly found from south Florida up to North Carolina and are typically found in swamps and slow moving streams. The Chinese alligator, although it has been removed from the endangered species list as of 1987, are now raised on farms due to the high commercial value it’s gained throughout the years. Crocodile on the other hand, is a skin that has been banned in many parts of the world, however is still being used in the making of purses, belts and shoes. Most of the crocodile leather has to be handled and produced in Italy from tanneries that have been issued special licenses to remain using croc. The most desirable crocodile comes from South East Asia and the northern coastline of Australia.