Leather is a material that we see within so many fashion and beauty products especially bags. Women and men everywhere enjoy wearing leather jackets or leather pants because it looks stylish and fancy. There is one type of leather called patent leather which is a much shinier material than regular leather. This material is common in handbags, shoes, wallets, and many more because of its shiny look.
There are many differences between patent leather and regular leather so let’s take a look. Below we outline the differences for those who want to know which material would look best on them. Also, we outline some products in both materials that you must buy this year!
Leather Vs Patent Leather
Leather as we know comes from the skins of cattle and calves, but also from sheep, lambs, goats, and pigs. The material is used to make clothing, shoes, couches, purses, gloves, book bindings, etc. Products made from leather tend to be high in price which is why so many people buy faux leather. Also, the material is super durable so whenever you buy real leather materials you know they’ll last.
When it comes to patent leather it is made of leather that’s been coated in plastic, or lacquer. This creates a shiny surface to it so when you see patent leather products they are shinier than leather. Patent leather is common with high-end designers who like to use this material due to its sleek surface. Also, it is actually less expensive than regular leather, due to the fact that it is a plastic coating over leather or faux leather, it can be produced at cheaper costs.
Unfortunately, it is said, that modern patent leather is nowhere near as high in quality as it once was.
Patent Leather Is Waterproof
Another thing about this type of leather is that it is actually waterproof. The reason it’s waterproof is due to the fact that it is coated with linseed oil to create a glossy, smooth, glass-like surface. This is another great difference between the two types, which means if you want a good jacket for the rain you might want to invest in this type. Also, it’s perfect for shoes too so you can wear them on rainy days and won’t have to worry about your shoes getting ruined!
When it comes to regular leather it is not waterproof, so you might be better off with a patent. Leather is not waterproof because it’s with natural materials and since it is porous. These are things to keep in mind when shopping for products within both materials
Caring For The Material
Another difference between both of these is when it comes to taking care of them and maintaining them. Some types of leather need oiling or polishing, but this is all depending on the type of finish. Patent leather luckily doesn’t need that, there are easy ways to take care of it that won’t be a big hassle. One good tip with cleaning them is spraying them with soap and warm water to keep them free of dirt and debris.
Another tip is you can buy patent leather cleaner too there are plenty of stores that carry it if you don’t want to ruin them. A pair of patent leather shoes to wear if you want to try this material is the above Saint Laurent ones. They come in a simple black color but the heel is the star of the show with its gold YSL logo that will have everyone staring at your feet.
Red Slingback Pumps
Now that we know a little more about this kind of leather let’s take a look at some products. One product made with this material is the above Amina Muaddi slingback pump in red. As you know now after reading, this leather is super shiny and your feet will for sure stand out wearing these pumps from Amina Muaddi. They’re perfect to wear with a sexy red dress, or an all-white blazer dress to bring out your inner Miranda Priestly.
Aside from this, you can also wear these with your favorite all-black pantsuit too! There is nothing more fashionable than an all-black outfit with hot red shoes to make you bring out your inner diva.