Leather in all its forms and types is simply amazing but people have different preferences when it comes to a leather costume. Some buy it for warmth, others purely for fashion purposes. Hence it is important to know the difference between full-grain, top-grain, bonded, split, sheepskin and corrected leather etc. Full-grain is the highest quality leather as it comes from the strongest and most durable part of the hide that is just below the animal hair. It is tanned without being sanded or treated to maintain the natural look and texture. This leather contains the most natural characteristics among all types.
What Is The Difference Between Full Grain And Top Grain Leather?
Full-grain comes from the top layer of the animal hide which is why the amount of natural grain in this type of leather is highest. Due to the minimum amount of treatment that this leather goes through, there are marks and other imperfections on the hide. They give the leather a vintage vibe. Apart from being extremely durable, full-grain is airy that makes you feel fresh.
Top-grain on the other hand is not as thick as the other type of leather which makes it less expensive. Top-grain is sanded to remove imperfections and to give it a more uniform look. It is long lasting but is not even close to the durability that full-grain offers.
How To Protect Full Grain Leather Jacket?
No matter which leather you own, it will never be 100% waterproof unless and until it is not real leather. The animal hide has characteristics similar to human skin that require proper care and a lot of moisture. So firstly, make sure to keep your jacket protected from extreme water and sun exposure. Secondly, use cleaning products that are specifically made for leather followed by a conditioner and a leather moisturizer. This will keep your jacket as good as new for a really long time.
How Long Does Full Grain Leather Last?
Full-grain leather being one of the strongest forms of leather, can last up to 10 years. If you take proper care and follow the cleaning and maintaining guide, you can enjoy your full-grain leather products for a lifetime. The best thing about it is that with time, it gets better and develops a certain patina.
Here’s a list of full-grain leather bags that we have picked for you. Have a look, we’re sure you’d like them all.
Full Grain Duffel With Shoe Compartment
Let us help you spare all the trouble of carrying a separate bag for shoes with this gorgeous full grain duffel bag that comes with a shoe compartment. Grab this leather carryall and let your fashion standard higher than anyone else in your social circle. Cotton lining on the inside is the perfect addition to your new travel companion. This bag is crafted with buffalo tanned premium quality leather so that it can last longer than your oldest duffel.
Full Grain Set Of 3 Valet Leather Trays
Beautiful full grain valet catchall trays are the perfect home accessory. You can actually take your home decor game up a notch with these additions. You can even use these in the kitchen to keep dry fruits, cutlery or spices. They can also be used to toss keys, pens, watches, wallet, phone, jewellery or coins. They are extremely durable with an interior lined detail that will age beautifully. Unsnap the sides to store them flat in your luggage.
Vintage Brown Leather Carry On Duffel
Make your travelling life free of hassle and anxiety with a bag that will accommodate all your essentials in such an organized way. You can just throw in a pair of clothes and your iPad/tablet along with the charger and head off to your weekend adventure. The Vintage full grain bag contains two open pockets at one side and a zipper pocket at the other to keep your delicate accessories intact and save.