Terms To Remember When Shopping For Leather Goods

Terms To Remember When Shopping For Leather Goods

When shopping for leather shoes and bags it’s a must to first examine them thoroughly before you make any decision to buy since they’re costly. If you’re not a leather expert you might be at a loss when it comes to some terms. It’s best to know some if not all of them when you shop at Ghurka. We often hear calfskin and cowhide, the former being a thin leather made with the hide of a milk-fed cow and the latter being leather made from the skin of a grass-fed, full-grown cow. Another term is Moss Back which refers to the underside of leather with natural suede back intact. Other pertinent words that will enhance your leather vocabulary are collar pin, gusset, binding, raw edge, feathered edge construction, fused lining, harness stitch, heat stamp, Ghurka derby check, milled leather, chrome tanned leather, burnishing, vegetable tanned leather, and patina.

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  1. Sherry Ann Gole Cruz

    September 6, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Thanks for this post, I learn new things about leather.

  2. Tea Šainović

    March 28, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Great post, very informative! Had no idea there were so many terms when it comes to leather.

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