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Leather 101

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leather 101

Leather seems like such a simple subject at first. What could be so complicated, it’s just leather, right? Turns out, there is actually much more to leather than most people think. Like wine or coffee, there are vast differences in quality, craftsmanship, character, aging and effect. 

We’re taking a deep dive into the world of leather in hopes that it might be helpful when evaluating all of your options.  For additional resources and buying guides, click here.

Full Grain Leather vs. Genuine Leather

What is Vegetable Tanned Leather?

Vegetable Tanned Leather vs. Chrome Tanned Leather

Leather Care & Maintenance

What is Bonded Leather?

What is a Leather Patina?

How is Leather Thickness Measured, in Ounces?

What's a North American Steer and Why Should I Care?

What is Italian Leather, isn't it Supposed to be the Best?

Briefcases vs. Messenger Bags: What's the Difference?