Even the same leather has different names depending on the difference in finish. And the purpose of use is also changing, so if you are interested, please read it.
The origin of the word comes from Sweden. A technique devised in Sweden became very popular in France, and it is said that it came to be called"suede"as a play on the technique.
Specifically, it refers to the technique of brushing the inside of the leather with sandpaper. This is called buffing (sanding), and is characterized by its unique luster and warmth. The shorter and softer the pile, the higher the quality.
Velor means velvet in French. In Japanese, it is called Tengaju, and it is characterized by its soft, elegant touch and deep luster.
Unlike suede, it is rough and has long hair. It was mainly used for furniture , but in the 1970s, it was used for tracksuits and sportswear, and it became a comfortable fashion item.
It mainly refers to buffed cowhide leather, which is also brushed. It is used as a luxury item than suede, and it is said that aging (change over time) will be very cool. Therefore, many wallets are made of nubuck leather, and the expression changes as you use it every day.
While it has excellent abrasion resistance, it is vulnerable to sunlight and oil stains, so we recommend using a waterproof spray to maintain its quality.
It is a thick leather that has been tanned with tannin, and is characterized by its firmness compared to others. It is said to have been used for horse saddles (horses placed on the back of horses when riding), and is said to have come to be called saddle leather.
It refers to leather that has been impregnated with a large amount of oil during tanning. By impregnating the oil, the point is to create an elegant luster and a moist touch.
The biggest feature is that the gloss will increase as you use it. We often hear the expression"growing leather", but oil leather is the most suitable for this.
Scratches on leather can be noticeable, but oil leather has the ability to make minor scratches less visible by rubbing the oil with your finger.
It can be said that the real pleasure of leather products is that the new ones are not the coolest, and the more they are used, the more bitter they become.
The second layer of leather created when adjusting the thickness of the leather is called split leather. Basically, it is not used for products, but it may be used for product measures. Anshare uses it for transportation bags.
In this way, leather has different names depending on the finishing method. There are still many types and names, so I would like to introduce them in the future.