Differences in SlideBelts Leather Grades Mon, Apr 09, 2018
Starting with the “top dog”, full-grain leather comes from the very top layer of the hide where all the tightly-packed grain is. This is where you will find unique imperfections, scrapes, and scars in the leather. As time goes on, it will develop a beautiful patina and change with you as you both age. Thick and sturdy, this SlideBelt would be great for that everyday belt.
This premium leather is made from the split layer with all the imperfections removed. This second-tier leather is very malleable and easy to work with, making it great for SlideBelts wallets and belts. This leather has a smooth finish and is more stain resistant than full-grain leather. Being the most common of leathers, any top-grain ratchet belt from SlideBelts will be easy to match.
Genuine leather is understood to be the third tier of leather grade. It is the last level of product made with real leather, but usually has an artificial coating. These are generally a lower price and don’t last as long as the two premium leathers mentioned before. If you are skeptical about a ratchet-style belt, a genuine leather SlideBelt is the best place to start.