What is a Hypebeast?

What is a Hypebeast?
Ever heard of a hype-man? If you know your hip-hop and have attended or even watched rap concert videos, you would have often seen a back-up rapper/singer with a mic that supports the primary singer/rapper by interacting with the audience. Designated to do ad-libs and introductions on a studio record, on a live show he...

What is Full Grain Leather – Myths & Reality

What is Full Grain Leather – Myths & Reality
How many times have you been fooled into buying a product because it was labeled Genuine Leather? Quite a few times I reckon. Don’t worry, I used to be in the same boat as you until I went the extra mile to educate myself about what was so “Genuine” about Genuine Leather? Turns out it...

What is GORE-TEX?

What is GORE-TEX?
GORE-TEX is an amazing breathable, waterproof textile found in¬†clothing involving hiking, mountaineering, etc. making it a high-performance material. We as consumers have seen Nylon in several avatars, the highlight being it doesn’t let Ultraviolet rays pass through. But then, nylon does not let water vapor pass through it either. This means nylon waterproof clothing traps...

What is Patent Leather?

What is Patent Leather?
A process that was called “Japanning” and meant high lacquering of leather to give it a glossy, shiny finish can be called the birthplace of the concept of patent leather. So is it some kind of leather? No, it’s a finish just like Suede. You would dip leather in a resinous varnish and then polish...

What is Suede?

What is Suede?
We see Suede all around us, commonly used on jackets, vests, handbags, gloves, hats, chokers and of course on our beloved shoes. But do we really know what is suede? When manufacturers want to create suede, they usually take standard full grain leather and run its surface against an emery wheel to break open the...