5 Types of Leather & Where They’re Found
Although we may describe a jacket or a wallet as being made with “leather”, that often doesn’t do it justice. Why? Because leather materials are as diverse as the number of leather products you can find on the shelf. There are different types of leather, differing in texture, weight, durability and more. This post will take a look at the different types of leather materials used to make various leather apparel, and how their make affects the buyer (ie. budget, style).
5 Basic Types of LeatherThe type of leather you buy is important for a few reasons. First, different types of leather confer varying levels of quality. Some are tougher or delicate better suited for accessories over apparel and vice versa. Naturally, the quality of a type of leather extends into its appearance, which will likely influence what leather accessories you consider or ignore. And there’s also cost - a deciding factor that’s heavily dependent on the type of leather used in your handbag, backpack, or whatever accessory it is you have. With that said, the five main grades of leather we will discuss today are:
- Full-Grain (Top-Grain Leather)
- Corrected or Embossed Grain Leather
- Split Suede Leather
- Nubuck Sueded Grain
- Reconstituted Leather (Bonded Leather)