Welcome back to episode 2 of our leather accessories series, and our focus for this week is on belts. Last week, we explored one type of leather for belts, which is faux leather. Another name for faux leather is also known as polyurethane leather (PU). If you missed out on our previous post, you can click here to read all about them. Today, we will still be looking at the conventional buckle and strap belt. However, we will explore another type of leather, which is known as grain leather. It is not as common as PU leather belts, but you can still find them. Therefore, if you are interested to learn more about the grain leather belt, you can read our post as below.
How to choose the right leather for belt part 1 (Source: Drmenstyle.com)
HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LEATHER- GRAIN LEATHER
Of course, just like the name suggests, a grain leather belt is made up of grain leather. However, under the classification of grain leather, we have many, many types of grades of grain leather. Therefore, do not be fooled. Just because it says and labeled grain leather, it does not mean that all of them are made from full-grain leather. For the sake of familiarity, we will begin with the highest grade leather, which is the full-grain leather belt. Of course, you can expect to see the belt’s natural grain on the surface. If you are lucky, you can see the pores and maybe traces of scars left on the animal hide. However, these types of belts easily undergo wear and tear. Therefore, if you are in the market to buy full-grain leather belt, make sure you know how to maintain it. Check out our full-grain leather belt as below.
Gay Giano Premium Italian Grain Leather (Source: Zalora.com)