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.
Crafting leather is an art form which requires attention to details, but also to the quality of the materials which are to be used within the product which is being crafted. And while the leather quality should be the top priority of for the professional leather artisan, there are other factors to consider. First, one must consider the glue and binding of the product. Secondly, the stitching of the leather, specifically how to choose the best thread for fine leather work, should be considered.
When it comes to leather, not all are the same and therefore, not all of the leathers should be cleaned and maintained in the same manner. Nubuck leather is a more luxurious leather than the typical “standard” leather. The details and the defects of the leather have been buffed off leaving a smooth suede/velvet feel to the surface. While this is aesthetically pleasing and very comfortable, especially for shoes and furniture, it does pose a bit of a challenge to clean. Here is a step by step guide on how to clean nubuck leather.
How to ensure that you are getting quality leather and not a fake?
I recently visited a foreign country which had a marketplace which had an assortment of various goods. Now, I am not really one of those people who have an idealistic view that you can buy a $1000 watchfrom a flea market vendor for $20. And so my expectations being low, I waded through the merchants and eventually came across a vendor who looked somewhat reputable.
However, when he started his sale pitch with “these are not fake and will not turn your finger green” I knew that I had best move on. However, when he started hissale pitch with “these are not fake and will not turn your finger green” I knew that I had best move on.
The point is this, we generally have an indicator to tell us what is real and what is not. IKE or MIKE is not the same as NIKE. Yet, when it comes to spotting fake material such as leather, especially in a wallet, our gauges get a little off. Here are a few ways to quickly spot a fake leather wallet.
In the world of leather, there are many things to consider in making sure our leather items last longer. With utmost care and the use of appropriate leather care treatments and products, we would be sure to appreciate the given results over time.
Learning how to clean a leather jacket is an easy task with the right equipment and know-how. In order to achieve these with minimal effort, we need to know the following basic concepts before getting to work: