Leather has become a popular fabric since its discovery. Leather has scored high because of its aesthetics and durability. Leather is basically hides of larger animals or skins of smaller animals. They mainly comprise of hides of ox, cow, buffalo, goat, calf, sheep, pig, horse, alligators, snakes, lizards, seals, whales, sharks and bony fish. The hides of camel and kangaroo too may be used.
Leather was initially as a fabric to protect oneself from harsh winters as well as don a fashionable look. It was more popular among the biking community because of its durability, looks and safety. Though, leather accessories like leather belts, leather wallets, leather purses, leather shoes, leather keychains, leather pouches, leather gifts, leather momentos etc were commonly used.
With the acceptance of leather in the fashion community it started outgrowing its fan following. It hit to stardom when more and more fashion designers instilled their trust as a promising medium to express their creativity. Gradually as designer leather apparels hit the ramp, leather apparels came to be seen as an icon of style and attitude.
Some of the commonly found leather apparels include: leather jackets, leather bombers, leather blazers, leather pants, leather skirts, leather bikers, leather cycle jackets, leather motorcycle jackets, leather coats, leather skirts, riding chap pants, leather vests, leather tank tops, leather shorts, leather hot pants, leather halter etc. Some of the other designer leather apparels include: Trench coat, Pea (‘P’) coat, Overcoat, Car coat, Down coat, Duffle coat, Lab coat, Medical coat, Opera coat, Sport coat, Suit coat, Top coat, etc.
Though leather is very durable it is necessary that you treat it like your own skin. To have your leather accessories looking new and great, you will have to pamper it with a little care.