We only discuss three kinds of materials. Those alligators, minks and other trenches are not covered in today's discussion. Let's see the conclusion first.
Durability: cowhide > pigskin > sheepskin
Price: cowhide > sheepskin > pigskin
Beauty: cowhide = sheepskin > pigskin
Softness: sheepskin > cowhide > pigskin
The calf hide (that is, the skin of the calf) in the cowhide not only has all the advantages of the cowhide, but also improves the weakness of the soft degree of the cowhide, but the price is many times that of the ordinary cowhide.
However, the surface of buffalo hide is rough, the fiber is coarse and loose, and the strength is lower than that of cattle hide.
Sheepskin is characterized by soft, smooth and delicate handle, small pores, which is very suitable for leather clothing, but its disadvantages are not strong enough, and its durability is poor.
The advantages of pigskin are obvious: durable, fashionable and cheap.
Disadvantages are also obvious: slightly poor air permeability, product difference, hard leather, generally used as the lining of leather shoes.
Keep away from over modified leather in manufacturing process
The process of processing animal skin into products is the most important, and the high and low of leather is all in this link.
The processing of raw cowhide is called tanning,
Tanning is generally divided into vegetable tanning and chrome tanning,
The former is processed by vegetable tanning agent extracted from plants,
It is natural and environmentally friendly, does not contain substances harmful to human body, and can be in direct contact with skin.
The latter is tanned with industrial tanning agent containing heavy metal chromium, with low cost and fast production speed.
在鞣制过程中会诞生3种不同属性皮革：Full Grain Leather（全粒面革）、Top Grain Leather（半粒面革）Corrected Leather（修面革）。
There are three kinds of leather with different properties: full grain leather and top grain leather.
Corrected leather means to polish the leather to remove defects and original particles,
Then the leather of artificial animal skin particles is obtained by mechanical extrusion.
Corrected leather is a kind of over corrected leather, which means the leather itself is of poor quality and needs to be chemically treated to make it look better. First, these treatments will affect the durability and air permeability of leather. As time goes on, they crack and break, leaving only one tattered coat.
The best price is half of your monthly salary. You can do it according to your ability.
How much price is suitable for leather clothes?
If you just graduated with a salary of 3000 yuan, then a real leather jacket with the price of Zara or HM of about 1500 yuan can be sold. The technology may not be so refined, at least the material won't fool you with dummy leather.
But the entry price of general leather players is about 5000 yuan, which represents the qualified leather material, solid hardware accessories and solid workmanship.
Higher price is usually an important indicator of better quality (not counting the price of leather mink city). Select famous brands that won't raise the price at will to earn huge profits. For example, Schott NYC's classic is a good entry choice.
对于更高价位来说，就是风格的事了，比如最典型的哥特机车风格的Bill Wall Leather家的皮夹克，价格在两三万，或者时装品牌Saint Laurent的经典皮夹克，也很受欢迎。
For a higher price, it's a matter of style. For example, Bill wall leather's leather jacket with the most typical Gothic locomotive style, whose price is 20000 or 30000, or Saint Laurent's classic leather jacket, is also very popular.