Leather garments of indigenous people.
Most of us carry a lot more leather on our bodies than we realise. Leather jackets, leather pants, shoes, gloves, leather belts or watch bands. You name it, leather is everywhere and many people own accessories, garments, shoes or some other cherished item that is made of leather.
Jackets, trousers and gloves made of leather come under the heading of "leather clothing". The most common animal species used for clothing are cows, sheep, goats and pigs. This is because leather is almost exclusively processed from animals that are bred for their meat.
Leather garments made of cow hide
Cow leather is ideal for making clothing that is solid and stable. This is because cowhide is heavier, thicker and also more robust than other animal hides. Motorcycle leather suits and other protective clothing or water buffalo leather pants are typical examples of leather clothing. Thin and lightweight leisure jackets made mainly from cowhide are also very common and highly fashionable.
Casual jackets made of cowhide.
Leather garments made of lamb leather
Typical lamb leather casual jackets. Left € 1,499 and right € 159.
Leather garments made of goatskin
Leather garments made of pigskin
Leather made of deer or reindeer (traditional costumes, conservative casual jackets), horses (oiled, heavy jackets), kangaroos (motorcycle racing suits) or animal fur (fur coats, jackets) are less common.
Python leather jacket.
Fashion clothes seen in the DLM - German Leather Museum.
Workwear made of leather
Leather jackets are better for police work than textile jackets.
Workwear made of leather seen in the DLM - German Leather Museum.
Some leather clothing also serves to fulfil "special wishes". These garments are only worn with "underwear" for fitting ...
Seen in the DLM - German Leather Museum.
In most cases, fashion companies and clothing shops do not manufacture leather clothing, nor do clothing manufacturers tan the leather themselves. This is done by tanneries that sell the leather to the clothing manufacturers, which make the clothing for the fashion companies. The manufacturers and tanneries are mostly located abroad, where production is more cost-effective because of the high manual labour input.
- Leather pants - Leather trousers
- Leather jacket
- Leather suits
- Leather hat, leather helmet, leather cap, fur hat
- Leather gloves
- Latex and leather