There are different types of leathers, and we are covering them all here including full grain leather

Understanding the Different Types of Leather Used in Wallets

Explore the world of leather wallets and discover the types of leather that bring these everyday essentials to life.

Key Takeaways

  • This post explores the various types of leather used in wallet production, including full-grain, top-grain, genuine, bonded, and faux leather.
  • We delve into their unique characteristics, quality, and durability, providing you with the knowledge to make an informed purchase decision.

What are the different types of leather used in wallets?

The primary types of leather used in wallets are full-grain leather, top-grain leather, genuine leather, bonded leather, and faux leather. Each type has distinct qualities, durability, and appearance, impacting the wallet's overall value and longevity.

Full-Grain Leather Wallets

Full-grain leather is considered the highest quality leather available. It's the most durable and ages beautifully, developing a unique patina over time. Wallets made from full-grain leather are often more expensive due to their superior quality. This is the only type of leather used at Legacy Goods Co. We know it's more expensive than the other kinds, but this makes our wallets and accessories look good and last longer than other brands.

Top-Grain Leather Wallets

Top-grain leather is slightly less durable than full-grain but is still high-quality. It has a smoother appearance and is more resistant to stains. Top-grain leather wallets are commonly found in the market, with brands like Fossil and Coach offering a range of options.

Genuine Leather Wallets

Genuine leather is a step down in quality, made from leftover leather after the higher grades are taken. It's less durable but more affordable. Genuine leather wallets are widely available and are offered by brands like Levi's and Dockers.

Bonded Leather Wallets

Bonded leather is the lowest quality of real leather. It's made from scraps of leather that are bonded together with adhesive. While these wallets are the most affordable, they To be honest, I would stay away from this type of leather, as over time, it tends to break down and split.

Faux Leather Wallets

Faux leather, also known as synthetic or vegan leather, is made from a plastic base and then treated to resemble real leather. While not as durable as real leather, it's a popular choice for those seeking cruelty-free options. Brands like Corkor and Herschel offer stylish faux leather wallets.

Understanding the type of leather used in a wallet can greatly influence your purchasing decision. From the premium full-grain leather to the eco-friendly faux leather, there's a wallet to suit everyone's taste and budget.

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