It’s not always easy to make the difference between faux leather and real leather. Genuine leather is more expensive than faux and it can be frustrating to buy a jacket thinking it’s a real one and realize it’s synthetic.
But don’t worry, from now on, you’ll know how to distinguish it.
– Real Leather are made from animals skins and it can be categorized into 3 types: aniline, semi-aniline and pigmented.
– Faux Leather is made from fabric base with chemically treated. The most common type of faux leather are p leather (plastic), leatherette and vegan leather.
Look at the labels. If the label reads “manmade materials”, the product is NOT made of real leather.
Touch the leather: it has to be flexible and soft. If it feels smooth or like plastic, it’s faux leather.
Smell it: synthetic materials can’t be replicate the smell.
Examine the Pores: faux leather will have pores that are in a consistent patern in contrast to real leather will have inconsistently placed pores.
There’s nothing like the smell and feel or real leather but is much more expensive. Some people prefer faux leather because no animals are killed.
The most important in your purchase is the way you feel with it…
You must feel like a real rocker independently if it’s real or faux.