Matte croc production

hermes_lemming

my little etoupe
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May 5, 2006
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Handybags' thread got me thinking... Has anyone else noticed an increase in matte vs. glazed croc lately? If so, does anyone know why?

I thought matte was harder to produce so I'm completely baffled. Please correct me if I'm wrong. Thanks!
 

duna

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Feb 9, 2006
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Yep, I've noticed it too: I have no idea why it's increased, except, maybe, that H always try to promote a certain leather type at one time or another....I don't know if it's more difficult to produce than shiny, but I know it's more expensive!!!!
 

castorny

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Jan 3, 2008
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Maybe the newer supple matte niloticus used on the Lindy was available in a larger supply?

I also think more people like matte as it is more day friendly and looks more casual than shiny.
 

Julide

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Aug 23, 2007
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Good point Castorny. I think they might have a lot more Matte because of other handbags! Now has anyone seen Matte bags in more structured styles like a Sellier Kelly. I would love to see a picture of that!