Talk

Advanced search

How to tell difference between patent leather...

(5 Posts)
Wuxiapian Mon 07-Sep-09 19:03:39

... and patent PVC?

Or is all patent leather?

Please excuse my ignorance, fashionistas!

missmelly Mon 07-Sep-09 19:08:32

or pleather as we call it

RinkyDinkyPinky Mon 07-Sep-09 19:08:34

PVC tends to have a "stickiness". especially if you warm the material in your hand or if you rub 2 bits together. Leather feels cooler in camparrison.

Also I would expect some natural wrinkles or faults in leather whereas PVC seems more even.

And biggest difference is in wearing, PVC dosen't breathe.

and a drop of water on PVC will stand off in a sphere whereas with leather it is more of a smartie shape

HTH!

thisisyesterday Mon 07-Sep-09 19:13:05

you ought to still be able to smell the leather.

what is it on? the other side of it should look ike leather too surely?

RinkyDinkyPinky Mon 07-Sep-09 19:17:31

ooh yes the smell is important.

Bought a nice semi- designer bag and burried my nose in it when it arrived. Lovely blush

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now