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#11 (permalink)      9/5/2017 4:18:58 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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"I'd prefer PU over shitty "genuine leather" which is actually the worst quality of real leather you can get."

Hahaha... absolutely false. Take care of your leather and it won't "break down within months."
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"PU (Poly) Synthetic Leather is a man made material that will represent the look and feel of Genuine Leather but in fact is NOT. This PU material is far less durable, considerably cheaper in cost, and may not last long if used often. This material is extremely pliable and will stretch kind of like a spandex material. It has a more shiny appearance and generally is far less thick than real leather. Grooves similar to your fingerprints are mechanically pressed into the material to give it that REAL look. These grooves are far less defined and are hairlike impressions. This material for the most part is Waterproof and easily cleaned or maintained."



Bicast leather
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Bicast leather (also known as bi-cast leather, bycast leather, sometimes described as split leather) is a material made with a split leather backing covered with a layer of polyurethane that is applied to the surface and then embossed. Because it is only used for the backing, the leather portion of this material is generally not visible in finished goods made from bicast. Bicast was originally made for the apparel industry for glossy shoes, and more recently was adopted by the furniture industry. The resulting product has an artificially consistent texture that is easier to clean and maintain, as is the case with most plastic materials. When used for footwear, it cannot be considered equal to conventional leather as it lacks the strength, breatheability, and durability of the natural product.

Production of synthetic, artificial/faux "leathers" has evolved so that a shell coating layer is applied on top of a synthetic polymer blend, so the definition of "synthetic", "artificial/faux" leather methods of production no longer necessarily requires composite leather blends of (coated) raw-tanned cowhide grains or its fibrous layers. Such purely synthetic materials are called PU leather (short for "polyurethane leather") or vegan leather.

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Example of bad synthetic leather:



Watch travelling case I got as a gift and never used for travelling. Only lived in a cupboard...
“You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.” Elwood P. Dowd
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Example of good "authentic" leather:



Shoe from the early 90ies. I wore them so often that the sole had to be replaced thrice, the lining once.
“You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.” Elwood P. Dowd
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NutzuThePawnbroker wrote:

"I'd prefer PU over shitty "genuine leather" which is actually the worst quality of real leather you can get."

Hahaha... absolutely false. Take care of your leather and it won't "break down within months."




Why are you quoting me?

I agree with this. Real leather > PU leather.

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Who quoted you??
“You see, science has overcome time and space. Well, Harvey has overcome not only time and space, but any objections.” Elwood P. Dowd