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The 4 Types of Leather You Will Find at Your Local Leather Store in Denver

January 4, 2017

Are you looking for a new piece of leather clothing to add to your current selection? Or are you new to leather? There are a few different types to consider. When you visit your local leather store in Denver, it is good to learn about the four types of leather there are. This will allow you to find the perfect article to add to your wardrobe and will complement everything else you have.

1. Full grain

Full grain leather maintains the most original state of cowhide. Hair and imperfections are not removed and the material is sanded down to create its overall texture. In this original state, this type of leather is extremely durable. Full grain is also known to do a great job at repelling water. Always be cautious though when it comes to water and your leather clothing. If it by chanced gets soaked, you may want to take it to a professional to ensure the quality maintains intact.

2. Corrected grain

This type of leather is used when an artificial surface must be added to the leather. Because of this modification, it closely resembles full grain leather. However, it is not as soft. It is very durable though. In fact, depending on the material, it may be even more durable than full grain leather. This type of material helps with some imperfections that could not otherwise be taken care of in a normal full grain process.

3. Top grain

This type of leather is one of the top types sold. It is the top layer of cowhide. This process is also known as “splitting,” so the hair and outer layer are removed. From here, it may be sanded to create its overall appearance. This will also take care of any obvious large marks within it and smooth everything out. The great thing about this type of leather is throughout its finishing process, it remains very durable.

4. Split grain

When cowhide is extremely thick, it may be split in two. In this case, that’s where split grain comes in. So, the top grain and bottom layers are removed. Additional layers may be split as well hence the name “split grain.” When making this type of leather, this is often how suede is created. This material has a soft texture that is primarily found on furniture.

To learn more about leather read Wise Geek’s, What Are the Different Types of Leather Clothes. When ready to find the perfect piece of leather clothing to become a staple to your closet, stop by Jonval Leathers and Furs! We specialize in leathers, furs, shearlings and other accessories in Denver. Not sure what type of leather to get? Read more about the typical styles of leather jackets in Denver. Next, stop by and see us at 6880 E. Evans Ave in Denver. We are open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. In addition to our showroom, you can also count on us for fur storage and your alteration, repair and cleaning needs. Contact us today to get started!