DISTINGUISH DIFFERENT KIND OF LEATHER (P1.)

Products made from leather becoming popular but to distinguish what kind of leather, why some are expensive and some are cheap

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SHELL CORDOVAN

Shell Cordovan leathers in Viet Nam known as "horse's butt leather", because this leather from the butt of a horse. However, this is not the outside of the leather (full grain) it's the inside surface. This kind of leather have structure of collagen fibers and create by mix of meat and cartilage. This is why Shell Cordovan leather is very smooth and have no pores. This kind of structure only have on horses, unavailable on cow. From a horse's butt, we can get 2 leather with oval shape and 0,3m2 large . Can be said, Shell Cordovan is special even from the ingredient

Every Cordovan leathers will go through attach and process for 6 months, while industry leather only take 2-4 months. Shell Cordovan attached by herb with special recipe and method. With long period of time for attaching, this help the attach soak into the process. The finishing is mainly done by hand (shave, dye, engraving,..) to make a leather with deep color, shine as a mirror, Smoothly surface. With special material and long process of attach and complicated bring the best quality of Shell Cordovan leather, very expensive. Shell Cordovan can be said as on the most expensive kind of leather in the world

                                             da Shell Cordovan

VEG TAN

Veg tan is short for vegetable tanning. While attaching, the animal skin is soak in solution extracted from plants, that explains the name. This kind of leather don't have toxic, attaching process is enviromental frinedly. The leather will change color if not dye in a specific time. It change to a deeper yelllow, won't fade. Can be put on a barbecue to chane the dark and pale of the color. Veg tan leather is very tough and more exspensive than  crom because the attaching process have 10 times longer process, the recipe for extract solution is complicated.

Bên phải là sản phẩm của Namidori Luxury Handmade Shoes dùng Veg tan

                                            da Veg tan, bên phải là một đôi dùng ta veg tan ở Namidori 

PULL UP

Is a soft leather,dyed with aniline in the attaching process and with another finishing with oil or wax. When pushed inside out the leather will become fade this is why it called "pull up"

                         Da Pull up khi nông bên trong ra thì sẽ có màu sáng hơn

CALFSKIN

A leather made from calves, so it have soft, thin, smooth,  calfskin is shiner than cow leather and very durable if in good hands

Giày sữ dụng da calfskin tại Namidori Luxury handmade Shoes

                                   Cap toe oxford made from calfskin at Namidori

PATENT

Many people mistaking “Patent leather”, “Patent vinyl” và “PVC” and think Patent leather is fake. Truth is patent leather is "good". The technique to make patent leather start from a very popular technology from Japan

Western know about patent leather when a American designer Seth Boyden (1788-1870) found a way to optimize the process of making this leather in 1818 and registered patern right  (that's why they call it patent leather).

Patent leather have a shining surface thanks to a flaxseed oil on top surround the leather surface. Nowaday, people use a preparation oil to replace flaxseed oil. But because of the shining surface patent leather mistaking people think it's fake. 

Of course, fake leathers can't have the softness of patent leather.  Patent leather is use or high-end shoes and suitable with tuxedo wear in formal party and meeting

Sản phẩm thủ công (handmade shoes) -MTO

                          Penny loafer made from patent leather customize by customer

Distinguish different kind of leather P2

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