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October 25, 2022

Different Types of Leather

There’s nothing quite like the feel of good quality and genuine leather. Whether you’re buying a leather jacket, a portfolio, or a leather wallet for men, there’s just something about it that makes you feel good.

In this blog post, we are going to take a look at the different types of leather and what makes them unique. We will also discuss some of the most popular items made out of leather. So whether you’re new to the world of leather or you’ve been enjoying it for years, this blog post is for you!

Different types of leather goods for men

Top Grain Leather

Top grain leather is the highest quality leather you can buy. It’s made from the top layer of the hide, and it’s very strong and durable. This type of leather is typically used for high-end products like leather furniture, belts, and wallets, fashion accessories. If you’re looking for a long-lasting leather product, top grain leather is the way to go.

Top Grain Leather (also known as nubuck leather) can be used for many products. Including the ones mentioned above, top grain leather can also be used for portfolios, passport holders, jackets, coats and so on.

Full Grain Leather

Full grain leather is also made from the top layer/outer layer of the hide, but it hasn’t been sanded or buffed as the top grain leather has. This means that full grain leather retains all of its natural imperfections, which gives it a more “ rugged” look. Full grain leather is often used for boots, belts, and wallets for men. But can also be used for a cool rocker or biker jacket!

A example of full grain leather is napa leather.

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Split Grain Leather

Split grain leather is made from the lower layer of the hide, and it’s not as strong or durable as top grain or full grain leather. This type of leather is often used for cheaper leather goods and products. If you’re looking for a less expensive leather product, split grain leather is a great option!

And remember, leather in itself is a great material. So leather goods, like leather wallets for men, made of split grain leather are still great! Did you know, suede leather is commonly made using split leather!

Bonded Leather

Bonded leather is made from bits and pieces of the hide that are bonded together with adhesives. It’s not as strong or durable as other types of leather, but it is much less expensive. This type of leather is often used for cheaper products like leather furniture, purses, and wallets.

Bonded leather can actually also be a mix of both real and fake leather. It is made from the leftover scraps and fibers made from processing genuine leather mixed with a polyurethane binder.

Different Types of Animal Hides

There are many different animals whose hides can be used for various leather goods. But some of the standard animal hides are:

  • Cow Leather/Hide
  • Lamb Leather/Hide
  • Calf Leather/Hide
  • Sheep Leather/Hide

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Bonus... Faux Leather & Synthetic Leather

Faux leather is a material that most times looks and feels like real leather. Faux leather can be made from many different materials, but one of the most standard faux leather is made from synthetic materials like polyurethane. It’s more affordable than real leather, and it’s also vegan-friendly. This type of leather is often used for cheaper products like synthetic leather furniture, purses, and wallets.

But today there's also faux leather made from natural materials such as cork and pineapples. Faux Leather and Synthetic Leather are also sometimes referred to as Vegan Leather.

The Importance of Care

No matter what kind of leather has been used for your leather wallet, bag, jacket or other leather goods, caring is really important. By giving your leather items the right care, you will make them last much longer! head over to our website and blog to learn more about how to care for your leather goods.

So there you have it! A guide to the different types of leather. We hope you found this blog post helpful and informative.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re always happy to help! Thanks for reading!

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