Hi strap lovers. A couple of months ago, we introduced our latest series of Alligator skins to arrive from our ultra premium Alligator supplier - France Croco. France Croco is a Normandy based Alligator and Crocodile tannery whose hides are among the best available and was recently acquired by Kering (formerly PPR) a holding company that owns such brands as Gucci, Bottega Veneta, Alexander McQeen, Sergio Rossi, and Girard-Perregaux. We are proud to have France Croco as a supply partner enabling us to offer the finest Alligator skin available. The colors and overall quality of the France Croco skins are by far the best I've yet seen. Yearly, we have the pleasure of visiting the France Croco Warehouse located in Milan to hand pick our skins for our ever evolving collection of Alligator offerings. Most of the skins available in the their warehouse are overruns or prototype and samples for leather fairs, they have an ever changing supply of colors and finishes. This benefits us on that we have a wider selection of skin colors and finishes in unique and sometime one of a kind colors that we would never be able to afford to have made in a bespoke color run because the minimum number of skins required would be cost prohibitive. The disadvantage of course is that these hides are often times entirely unique and will only be available to us once and will likely never be available again.
This strap features thick padding at the lugs, our exclusive 'SuperExotica' Upgrade - here with Classic Tan Eel skin lining and super fine hand saddle stitching using custom hand dyed Turquoise French linen thread and custom blended edge paint to perfectly match the beauty of this stunning Alligator. The coup de grâce is that this strap is finish off with a perfectly matched, bespoke blue/green fossilized Mammoth Ivory buckle which was handmade by master buckle maker Ingo Woesner of Finewatchbuckle.com. I think this strap is with out question among the finest I've ever made and is without question the most unique and exclusive.