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How does a cow turn into a fine piece of soft textured classic piece of leather jacket? Unlike any other fabric, procured from sources like cotton plants and synthetic chemically modified fibrous textiles – Leather garments, jackets and accessories require a variety of some very interesting processes to have an end-product which is a niche in the society.
Soft pure leather jacket is always a treat for travellers and the rich to possess. Fine processed and deftly handled leather processing makes a leather alluring, rich, attractive and yet very regally versatile.
The comprehensive the processes are – the better the price will a leather jacket fetch.
Buckskin, goatskin, sheepskin, cowhides, lambskin are usually used for making fine and classic leather jackets – cowhides are the most resilient and long-lasting for inherent quality of the hide. Lambskin, sheepskin are softer and delicate needing much care to preserve it for a long time but the experience of wearing a sheepskin is appealing and very very subtle on your body. Sheepskin leather jacket is a royal way to treat your persona. Sheepskin is quite prized possession one will have.
Genuine classic pure leather jackets acquired from the sheepskin carry numerous qualities like being resistant to flame and electricity. One wonders how sheep acquires the engineering finesse to protect itself from an electrical shock. Nature’s quite the expert when it designed the sheep’s structure blueprint. A marvel indeed for the scientists.
For prolonged stay and comfort, the naturally breathing sheepskin is a better choice to have as a tourist, traveller, anyone looking for a safe investment in pure leather jackets. Sheep are benign and so is its sheepskin – which goes warm in winters and cooler in summers, but comfortable all the time. Sheepskin as they say is stronger than steel.
The best sheepskin is derived from Australian Merino Sheep which develops goggle like antlers around its eyes, making it look furious and prepared for any rugged incident and uncalled fights – now that is very very army like.
Tanning process is followed by Preparatory process which in short is the removal of fats and hair fibres from the skin at many levels.
Hides undergo various type of tanning process, of which vegetable tanning comes with a longer duration of several weeks of hides being soaked in stronger tannic acid solutions. Lambskin and sheepskin is softer which requires lesser tanning time as little as 12 hours.
Mineral Tanning is a faster process but which risks the loss of the natural colour of leather. Mineral tanning requires skins to be prepared in alum-salt filled drums which are in motion to give the overall process effect to the leather skin.
Oil tanning is the third but simpler process which is spraying of fish oil over the leather skin.
After tanning is the drying process which requires leather hides to be hung and dried. To avoid shrinkage, water and soap are applied to the leather. Fibres are further loosened to achieve flexibility. In the final stage of drying, the leather hides are placed in vacuum-drying cabinets.
Finally, the leather hides are passed through abrasive paper covered cyclic cylinders to achieve that roughened up look of natural leather. Suede leather is achieved by passing the hides under fast moving emery wheels. The process after which the leather is ready to be used for cutting and making of leather jackets.
Modern technology has changed the way classic pure leather jackets for men and women were made – hand-stitched and hand-made custom made classic pure leather jacketsare still favoured by many today, yet mass production of leather jacket production has shifted to machinery based assembling and embroidery.
Jacket Designing - Computer-based or machine-based metrics and sizes’ patterns are produced for leather hides to be assembled together to make a leather jacket.
Cutting Process – modern technology has paved the way for multi-tasking by placing several layers of leather together to be cut symmetrically but genuine leather requires delicate attention thus one layer at a time is used for cutting. The set design pattern is laid upon the leather hide or tissue paper pattern is pinned onto the leather for laser-guided seam to be cut (vaporised).
Cutting process can either be human-operated or machine-guided.
Modern techniques use automated machines for stitching and assembling the leather parts together to make a fitting leather jacket as per the sizes. Two to three machines work simultaneously on the same garment. All the parts of the jackets are put together, achievable by high-speed machines.
Controlled heating and pressing is applied to the jackets in the finishing phase. The collars, cuffs and curves are protected with curved blocks to protect from heating to avoid straightening of the collar and cuff curves.
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