Alligator & Crocodile Leather
Alligator and Crocodile are the exotic materials of choice for the high-end product lines of many designers such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Burberry, Versace, and Hermes. Because of its high quality, rarity, and beautiful leather veins, crocodile is a more expensive skin.
Alligator LeahterAlthough it is often difficult to identify the differences to the untrained eye, the crocodile and alligator have some distinguishing characteristics. While the crocodile has more rectangular-shaped scales, those of the alligator are more square-shaped.
Furthermore, the crocodile’s medium-sized scales change gradually as you move from its centerline to the hips, shrinking slightly and becoming more rounded in shape. On the other hand, the alligator’s scales are much larger on the centerline of the belly and become abruptly smaller towards the hips. The alligator is also distinguished by a shorter head and more narrow, webbed feet. Although common in North and South America, the alligators coming from Louisiana and Mississippi are particularly valuable due to their skin quality.