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Differentiate Between Real And Fake Leather

Leather is quite a sought after material in the world due to its quality, smell, feel, durability, resistance to wear and tear and what not. When you go out to buy leather, it costs quite a lot so if you are planning to buy leather in any form then you should be prepared for it to be heavy on the pocket.

Sadly, we know a lot of people who were scammed when they went out to buy real leather but got fake instead. Mostly leather jackets for men in India are real leather but some can be fake too so we are going to tell you how to differentiate between the two.

Water Drop Test

Put a drop of water on the leather to see whether it is real or not. If it is fake, the water would remain on the surface but if the leather is real then the drop would be absorbed by the leather.


The cost of the product would tell you a lot about the realness of the leather. As we told you above, real leather is quite pricey so if someone is claiming to sell leather at cheap rates then it does not mean that you got lucky and a good deal, it means that it is fake.

Surface of Leather

The surface of leather is the main giveaway and you can detect the realness from the surface. Since leather is made from animal hide, each piece of real leather would never be smooth and perfect, it would have a lot of marks or pebbles on it that would indicate that it is from an animal hide but the leather that is fake would be too smooth, even and the surface pattern of the leather would be too perfect.