Sea Lion Hide Shoes

[From Playboy for November 1968. Click to enlarge.]

Lizard, alligator, shark--sure, I've heard of shoes made with those, and also with ostrich skin.

But sea lion?!?

I went looking and found a firm that still uses sea lion hide for various products, though I'm not sure sea lion shoes are among their offerings.

But Holy God, look at this crocodile chair!

     Posted By: Paul - Wed Sep 12, 2012
     Category: Animals | Furniture | Shoes | 1960s

What? No python boots?
Posted by KDP on 09/12/12 at 11:38 AM
I've got a pair of caribou boots, goat skin, and even domesticated bovine.

Snake is too much trouble! You even have to clean under the scales.

BTW, that chair looks snappy. A look you could sink your teeth in.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/12/12 at 12:44 PM
If you sit in the chair, will you get crocodile-suicide nightmares?? Ha ha ha ha
Posted by girlgeniusNYC on 09/12/12 at 02:37 PM
Speaking of weird skin based clothing etc:

Ewwwwwwwwww !!!!!!!

Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 09/12/12 at 03:28 PM
Sea lions, I am surprised they kill them for stuff like that. BD, you are right, that skinbag stuff looks nasty.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 09/12/12 at 10:25 PM
The harvest of marine mammals was tightly regulated in 1972 with passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act (MPAA) :coolsmile:
Python Boots reminds me of Frank Zappa's song Stinkfoot :lol:
Posted by Tyrusguy on 09/13/12 at 11:20 AM
Yup, they've protected the marine mammals so well that the great whites have new feeding grounds and the boat docks in Mexaforina are a dangerous, stinking mass of marine mammal.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 09/13/12 at 12:26 PM
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