If you are looking for quality leather, then you will eventually have to deal with a tannery. Granted, you could go through a retail store, but why? It is redundant and costly. Much like a distributor of goods going through a warehouse instead of through a third party, so is the tannery to the professional leather artisan. But before you rush out to find a tannery, there are a few tips which you should consider to ensure that you get a quality product. Because while there are various high quality tannery options available worldwide, there are also a number of poor quality tanneries as well. Here are some tips for ordering directly from the leather tannery.
Shoes, unlike other leather products which vary from geographic location to geographic location, are primarily constructed in the same method universally. While there are some slight stylistic differences between the “type” of shoe, creation is the same. However, it is the type of leather which is used which makes a substantial defining factor to the quality, luxuriousness, and durability of the fabric. Leather in shoes is not exclusive to cowhide, and so the artisan as well as the consumer should understand some of the differences between leather options which are available.
Leather it a bit more than just picking out a bag or a jacket which looks good. Consumers should be concerned with the durability, flexibility, and the actual orientation of the leather in order to determine for him or herself if the product is worth the investment. Typically, a person can gauge the quality of leather by the associated price of the product. The saying “you get what you pay for” does hold some merit. Yet, this is not necessarily the case. Higher ended products may have cheaper material but higher prices due to the name brand associated with that product or the accessories adorning the leather. The only real way in which a person can make a general calculation to the quality of the leather is to measure (after of course checking the basic elements of quality such as stitching) the thickness of the leather. Here is how you do so.
If you are anything like me, then you like the soft feel of velvet. The problem is that velvet requires quite a bit of maintenance and is not that durable. Nubuck leather does offer an alternative. What is nubuck leather? Nubuck leather is a type of buffed leather with allows for the surface to have fibers simulating the look and feel of velvet or suede.
History tells us that leathercraft has been around for centuries, and is one of the oldest human interests. Taken from animal skins, leathers are known to provide clothing, tents, carpet, and other convenient things that satisfy the needs of humans.
Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, Greeks, North American Indians had developed techniques to turn animal skins into leather goods, which produced footwear, belts, container for liquids, and even armors.