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Calfskin & Lambskin - Leather Differences

August 22, 2019

I know what you're thinking but that's not what we meant! If your first thought was that both leathers belonged to different animals, you're definitely not wrong about that. However, I'm referring to the aspects and qualities of the leather! It's not about one leather being better than the other as both leathers are commonly used for luxury products. 


Rub the Magic Lamb

If you've ever run your hands through the jacket section in a luxury shop, you'll notice how soft and buttery-like the lambskin leather feels. Lambskin is much softer than calfskin, which also means that the leather is significantly lighter than its counterparts. Fashion designers often use lambskin for leather wear such as jackets and gloves. The leather is much more fitting to our bodies. Let's face it, nobody wants to wear a jacket that feels like you're lifting weights right? Despite its thinness, lambskin leather jackets are more resistant to cold climates than any synthetic leather jacket. If you're thinking of planning a trip to somewhere cold, grab a lambskin jacket for some style points as well.



Don't Discount the Cows

Being tougher than lambskin doesn't make calfskin any less useful or enticing to designers! Calfskin is known for its natural toughness and durability. Thus, it is generally used for accessories such as our handbags, wallets and shoes. The thickness of the leather helps in retaining the product's shape as well as withstanding friction or abrasion against rough surfaces! It isn't a surprise for calfskin to last longer than softer leathers as well. 



If you're more of an exotic leather kind of person, you can check out some of these popular exotic leathers!


Hopefully the next time you decide on purchasing leather products, you'll keep in mind the qualities of the different leathers before you make a decision!

I would also like to announce that we have officially launched our latest leather conditioners made from Italy! I will be blogging about it soon so stay tuned! In the meantime, if your leather items require any cleaning services, do not hesitate to contact us!

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