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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fake Snake

The tackiness knows no bounds. A reader sent me this saddle with its super tacky fake snakeskin seat. I have seen ostrich, stingray, hair on hide, crocodile, woven wool, suede, and smooth leather, but this is the first fake snake seat I have seen, and in red too. With heart cutouts. Cause everyone knows heart shapes and snakeskin are a great compliment to one another.






11 comments:

  1. It doesn't look TOO bad since the seat would be covered by my big ol' butt...but the black areas on the seat just makes it look like a stained-up red seat.

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  2. Yeah... that one makes my skin crawl... er slither.

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  3. Is that supposed to be a rattlesnake type skin?

    'Cuz I ain't never seen a rattler big enough, to have a skin wide enough to cover the seat on that thang...

    FAIL!

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  4. soon there will be fish-skinn saddles, i bet! :)

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    You haven't seen the Rattle snakes we have around here! However...I highly doubt it's real snake anyhow

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  6. PRS, you can keep those snakes on your end of the continent then... We don't grow 'em that big out here. Too dry and too hot I guess.

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  7. I don't think it as awful looking as some... but I wonder how comfortable snake skin texture, real or not, is after a while in the saddle.

    And wouldn't the scales rub off?

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  8. Bif- And wouldn't the scales rub off?

    It does on boots! Once it's done that- they are damn ugly...

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  9. UGH.

    Reminds me of a fake ostrich seat saddle I saw... it had a pink seat, and some genius had painstakingly made little red dots in a perfect pattern.... with what looked like a Sharpie.

    Remember the eelskin craze of the 80s? Has anyone done tack with eelskin?

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  10. Just ick.

    I am hoping there is not 'eelskin' craze, as most eelskin is actually hagfish skin. Those are the eely looking fish who produce large amounts of slime when frightened. Ew.

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  11. http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/grd/1816107532.html

    Check out this fail LOL LOL

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