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How to tell difference between patent leather...

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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


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

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