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I just bought these two straps and and I want to review it
I usually buy my genuine leather (croco/lizard) strap from my local artisan with pretty affordable price point.
This time I tried to buy some well-known brand Hirsch and Hadley Roma

Overall, I bought Hirsch Croco grain 20mm in black from amazon for GBP 24
and Hadley Roma MS853 shiny black Croco grain for GBP 14

Both length is 80mm + 120mm = 200mm

Pros
Hirsch
  • Slim silhouette 3.3 to 2.5 mm thick
  • Dressier and more classy for a formal occasion
  • Quality control is good too
  • Buckle is ok with H logo on it
  • the leather hide inside so buttery smooth

Hadley Roma
  • The quality of croco emboss pattern is more realistic and almost close to real croco
  • it's full-padded from 5.2 to 3.2mm which makes the look more solid and casual
  • Price is almost half of Hisrch (the tag said it's $34.95 I got it for GBP 14)

Cons
Hirsch
  • Croco emboss is too artificial, the ridges is not too realistic and plasticy
  • I guess they can reduce the price a little bit more


Hadley Roma
  • The quality control is not to good, I saw some paint peeled a little (the varnish)
  • the leather hide is not as smooth as Hirsch but still totally okay
  • The long strap and the short strap color is different (the short is less shiny) maybe they paint it at different time which is weird and disappointing

both for the durability I havent tried it, but both of these looks solid

Overall
Hirsch 3.5/5.0
Hadley Roma 4.0/5.0

I prefer Hadley Roma for the price I cant complaint
I open for any suggestion for any brand that is also value for money.
I think next I will try Barton

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I think for alligator, go for the real thing. I have a Barton and it does not look or feel real. My Hadley Roma is nice for $150. The steal is from an Etsy seller out of Asia for $70.
 

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Nice review. Good information.
 
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