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No need for surfing online, this is the perfect place to find all the answers to your how-what-why, regarding mostly leather. Read to learn more.

Types of Leather: Your Perfect Leather Guide

There are different types of leather; each varies greatly in quality and function. Before buying your leather jacket, you’d want to make sure that you know what you are paying for.

Distinguishing between different types of leather can be very confusing. This guide is developed to enable you to get the best bang for your money and to straighten out any confusion regarding different types of leather.

It is safe to say that the different types of leather have transformed the way people dress, hence the many different online channels that have been saturated by this timeless wardrobe staple.

Whether categorized by gender, age, color, style, fit, quality or even price range, leather outerwear, in particular, is more accessible to the masses now, than years gone by.

We at The Jacket Maker are all about spreading awareness on this subject from where it matters most, the beginning. Starting from a grass-root level, you will find real leather and synthetic leather that are further sub-divided into many other types, all easily available in many global markets.

However, and for better understanding; we will only address the types of leather from within the real leather camp and leave synthetic leather for another post and time.

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How to Clean Leather Boots?

The first signs of winter and everyone’s thinking, ‘time to bring out the leather boots’. Okay perhaps not everyone, and possibly not just in winter. Yet a good number of people who understand the value and importance of having a good pair of clean leather boots, know the feeling.

A pair that can be shown off as well as serve a more functional purpose of warmth and comfort. So the question remains, “Just how to clean leather boots?”
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How is Leather Made?

How is leather made? Is a question a lot of people are often wondering about. Global leather goods market will reach $121 Billion by 2022, out of which 90% will be held by retail stores and outlets.

It’s safe to say that fashion world would be incomplete without the leather and products made from it, especially without leather jackets, handbags and shoes. This post is specifically written to explain in depth process of making leather to leather enthusiasts and others seeking info about how leather is made.

The art of making leather goes as far back as the dark ages, if not before; when ancient people discovered animal hides and skins that were at the time, naturally tanned using decaying plant material.

Eventually they discovered, how leather is made; a better version of wearable animal hide. This was done by removing the hair of the animal, using stone tools and applying a solution that comprised of animal fat, wood smoke, or the tan rich juices of plants to preserve the hide.

This was one of the first techniques that was set in motion and that gave rise to many other treatments of leather processing that spread like wildfire.

In this article, we’ll be touching on the following key points to have a good understanding on how leather is made:

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Briefcase or Messenger Bag? Know the Difference

Bags add an extra something to your look that noticeably transforms your style.

Over the last few years, men’s fashion has taken on a fresh new form that is reflected in the bags for men.

While functionality is key especially for men’s bags, style, as well as design aesthetics, have changed.

This has resulted in confusion among people, most of whom would like to know the difference between a briefcase and messenger bag, so read on to find out more on the subject.Read More »Briefcase or Messenger Bag? Know the Difference

Break in your Leather Jacket. Fun Intended!

We all enjoy the pleasure of wearing something new, whether that be a pair of new shoes or even a cool new leather jacket from The Jacket Maker. Yet very few of us can bear, the somewhat awkwardness or even stiffness of wearing something new for the first time. With that thought in mind, we at The Jacket Maker give you two easy-peasy ways to break in your new leather jacket really quick. What’s even better, is that you don’t need any tools or lengthy rituals to achieve this, just some adventure in nature. Don’t quite follow? Read on to find out.Read More »Break in your Leather Jacket. Fun Intended!