History and use of leather material
Leather is a material that has not lost its charm despite having been in use for thousands of years. A leather jacket or any kind of leather accessory is one of the swankiest looking things that today’s modish generation demands. The shine, the thickness, and the property of maintaining the same temperature has only increased the usage of the leather material over the years.
If you look back at time, and glance at your school days, you should have definitely learnt about the ‘early man’. During that period, man used whatever was available to satisfy his bare necessities. Along with depending on the plant kingdom, early man, to a large extent depended on animals for his survival. Besides hunting animals for their food, they also discovered the multipurpose use of their skin. One of the earliest forms of leather was made from the skin of animals originally killed for food. Though a manual process of cleaning, treating and tanning the animal skin was adopted before using it, they started practicing this more and more in spite of the laborious work involved. Most of the leather they made was from cattle skin. The use of leather started gaining immense popularity where people started using it for clothing, shelter and different kinds of accessories.
Today we are in an era where leather is industrially processed through machines. Despite the fact that it is mechanically made, it undergoes the same techniques and processes as what our predecessors did many years ago. Crusting is a process where the treated leather is retanned, lubricated and sometimes colored. The end of the process is done when this crusted leather is dried, softened and conditioned. Leather looks its best in black but deep hues of brown, grey and maroons have always been popular from a commercial point of view. The simplified method of manufacturing leather has led to its improvised uses with an essence of creativity added to it. This exclusive fabric has caught the eye of many fashion fanatics. Fashion and leather are more or less interrelated because there are so many high end designers who are extremely passionate about creating apparel, furniture, interiors and many more things with this unmatched fabric.
The strong hold of leather in the fashion industry is evident owing to a number of celebrity models, music videos, and movies using leather based customized clothing. This has marked leather as a very sensuous fetish clothing for many years now. Times may change but something as good as leather can stand out through every kind of changing trend. The exceptional quality of this rugged yet, fashionable looking material has proved to bring promising business to investors who choose to make money with this expensive yet widely used material. Highlighting the fashion trend, leather has multiple uses. With the changing designs, interior decorators and creative designers have adopted new technologies to implement the designs in vogue to be able to give their customers cutting edge fashions. Have you ever been to a shop and picked up a leather bag instead of any other material? Have you analyzed why? We tend to pick up something that is high on durability and great with looks and design. A woman would always want to hold a leather handbag, as it is the subconscious feeling of wanting a rich look that overrides her mind. Leather material gives you that look. These things may seem very subtle but carrying leather or for that matter even wearing leather could actually improve your self-image and self-confidence.
The usage of leather is very purposeful when it comes to people living in cold places who use leather boots and other accessories like gloves to help combat the biting cold. Fetish leather jackets, belts, wallets or pouches are made to give the wearer a more trendy and ‘out of the crowd’ look. Let us see how the following people have been making use of leather to make it to the top of the fashion world.
Designers for clothes and accessories: A model on the cover page with a jet-black leather top and skirt contrasting her fair skin is undoubtedly a catchy picture. There are two aspects to this. One is the glossy characteristic of leather that makes colors like black look more than mere black. Secondly it is the skilled designer who has marvelously visualized an outfit in leather, anticipating the effective pull on the onlookers. The extent of designers using leather in their creations has resulted in a wide variety of items ranging from, belts, boots, wallets, coats, pants, and leather bands for some of the most highly sought after wrist watches like Rolex. A leather jacket and a cold winter together make a great combination as somebody who is fashion conscious and at the same time wouldn’t want the cold piercing through their skin. You bet one look at somebody wearing a leather jacket would make you want one for yourself. The versatile colors add to its demand as they can be matched with any other clothing.
Interior designers: Who wouldn’t want maintenance free interiors or something that can be easily maintained instead of the tiresome day-to-day care that posh interiors have to be given? Beautifying our surrounding be it our home or car, leather has been the choice of many. When it comes to leather, one can have the cake and eat it too. Yes, leather upholstery not only reflects a posh and luxurious look but also at the same time has a very low maintenance effort, as leather by nature doesn’t absorb dust. The dust that settles on the top can be easily wiped off. Your home leather upholstery can also be occasionally polished with specialized leather polishes available in the market. This could rejuvenate the very shine and luster of used leather upholstery. Most leather comes self-designed but at times leather undergoes crusting and conditioning to soften its feel. Though the soft leather is less durable, one can bask in the comfort and luxury of its supple feel. Competition has led to an increase and variety in the creative concepts of basic home and car interiors. Leather furniture ranging from sofas for your living room to car seats creates a stupendous ambience for your lifestyle.
Fetish Fabric: Besides the above, leather has been idealized as a fetish fabric. In regards to textile fetishes, leather ranks as one of the top two that such people prefer. Latex and leather are the favorites among the fetish community for the similar quality that they are both shiny materials. However, when it comes to maintenance that is where the similarities end. Leather is sewn, highly durable, hard to stain, and a great insulator from the cold. Latex is glued, rips easily, stains easily, and allows temperature to pass through the material almost as if it wasn’t even being worn. If your shopping for leather or latex sheeting, be sure to head on over to MJTrends.com. While they currently do not sell pure original leather skins or hides, they do have a wide assortment of faux leather that has the same great qualities as animal leather. Faux leather is much cheaper, just as easy to maintain, has the same great durability of leather, and is much easier on the checkbook as it is much less expensive to produce.
Additionally, faux leather weighs less on your conscious if you are an animal lover. You can purchase faux snakeskins, alligator skins, crocodile, and more from MJTRends without losing sleep over whether or not you contributed to the exploitation of these rare animals. Whatever your choice, the main thing is to enjoy your fabric and or your fetish and use the material. A snakeskin purse, leather barstool, or faux crocodile skin pants don’t do any good if they aren’t used!