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The Leather Terminology Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TimH, Nov 2, 2011.

  1. TimH

    TimH Senior member

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    Having delved into many discussions about leather here on SF, I feel it is worth starting a thread where we can compile lots of terms used in the leather trade in order to explain those many and sometimes mysterious words and their origins that relate to this ancient business, be it Leathergoods, Shoes, Clothing or Saddlery.
    Leather itself can be made from many species for all manner of uses, colours have traditional names that date back centuries, the history of leather tanning is both ancient and full of wonderful terms, foundries making buckles hold such a wealth of history etc. etc.
    With so many excellent makers and producers in this field on SF, (Horween, Saddleback and many, many more), this could become a good reference post and also educate us all somewhat and put aside some of the nonsense I've read.
    Looking forward to seeing lots of questions and answers!
    Best to all,
    Tim Hardy
     

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