We first began making Alligator skin briefcases when a dear longtime customer took the plunge to ask us to make several of them. The results were so stunning, that is now something we want to offer to all our customers. We work closely with a supplier in NYC where the Florida alligator skins have been dyed and finished by hand, giving us access to the most luxurious colors and finishes. We line the bag with highest quality English Bridle leather, to give the bag a structure and a smooth soft interior finish.
The skin upon arrival. The shapes of these skins are far from flat, with lots of curves and bents. Doing the layout on these skins for a large briefcase is a science, and it takes lots of puzzling, to get the perfect placement for each part.