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by Jennifer Smith February 04, 2020 4 min read

Cowhide or sheepskin leather? Is that even a question? Well, it is for the seasoned wearers of leather. They tend to make wardrobe decisions on this very fact. There are some key differences. This blog will help you chose the perfect hide for your leather goodies!

Ting! Ting!

The stage has been set, and as the two competitors approach the arena, let us introduce them.

The baas vs. the moos!

The game is on, and let's see who scores better!

Surprised?

Well, you shouldn't be. As we witness leather becoming an essential part of our wardrobes, we need to have knowledge about the types.

Here we will help you differentiate between the two types. Then the decision is all yours whether you go with cowhide or sheepskin!

Two sides of the same coin

Cowhide or sheepskin both end up becoming leather, but the differences cannot be ignored. Where one excels in texture, the other wins in weight. The comparisons are ever ending, but don’t worry; we will school you enough that decision making will not be an issue for you!

The grain difference- a no brainer

Cowhide or sheepskin, both have a grainy feel to them. This makes up the texture of the leather.

The significant differences are mentioned below:

Cowhide

  • Coarser grain
  • rougher feel to it
  • sturdier

Sheepskin

  • smaller grain
  • softer feel to it
  • has elasticity

Weigh to define weight:

The assumption that people make that since cow is a bigger animal, its leather quality is going to be heavier. They are not wrong! There is a significant difference in the respective weights of their leather, and this defines their usage in various products.

Cowhide

  • Heavier because of larger grain
  • It is thicker.
  • Used to make heavy biker jackets for protection purposes

Sheepskin

  • Quite lightweight as compared to cowhide
  • Thinner
  • Used to make lightweight products like pants, skirts, gloves, and fashionable jackets.

Feel the feel to get the feel:

Cowskin or sheepskin leather, either way, you get to enjoy the luscious feel against your skin. But there are a few differences in their feelings to the skin due to the difference of grain size.

Cowhide

  • Rougher against the skin
  • Heavy against the body
  • Feel coarse to touch

Sheepskin

  • Soft to touch
  • Light against the body and can be worn all day long.
  • Have a smooth and glossy feel when touched.

The million-dollar question- how to decide?

Decision making between cowhide or sheepskin is dependent on how much you are willing to spend and what your requirements are. Some may prefer to purchase sheepskin for their feelings, while the sturdiness of cowhide can appeal to others.

Well, since we have taken the responsibility to help you, here is a little guide we put together:

The cool dude look:

Well, if you want the heavy look of Arnold from the Terminator or savvy look of Mel Gibson from Mad Max, the cow skin made Biker jacket should be your choice.

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Biker jackets are made from Cow leather because:

  • It has a sturdier feel to it.
  • It provides just the right cushion and padding to shoulders and ribs.
  • Prevents grazing during slip and fall accidents.
  • It doesn't damage easily.
  • Cow leather is weather resistant and can withstand high or low temperatures and dust.

Say it with the Hat

Hats are an accessory and a necessary one at that!

It complements the whole dress like a cherry on the top. Be it the vintage leather hat for women or the cowboy hat.

 Where we see women swooning over the tipping of the cowboy hat in their direction.

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We also find men dying for one enchanting look from below the rim of lady's hat!

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Ah! The spellbinding effect these leather hats create, one cannot deny but thank the cow for its hide!

These hats are made from cow skin as:

  • Cowskin has coarser grain; hence the leather is much thicker.
  • The wear tear is quite less, with frequent use
  • The "breaking-in" to the leather allows for the adjustments and better fitting.

The chic, fired-up look with fashion jackets

Can you ever imagine being fashionably wrong?

Ok sorry! For the nightmare!

This is why we suggest that you should buy at least one trendy, snappy looking fetching leather jacket online and put that in your wardrobe. Be it with multiple pockets, side zippers, or studs, but you need to have one!

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Generally, sheepskin is used to make such jackets as:

  • Sheepskin is softer
  • It has a more classy sheen to it, and that adds the right charm.
  • The softer material allows it to be more form-fitting.
  • It is lightweight and hence can be worn whole day long regardless of the weather.

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Groove with gloves

Sheepskin is also used to design gloves. Their softness and smoothness make just the right choice when designing gloves. The best part, the lightweight, also makes the practical option.

Final Verdict

We understand that it might be a lot of information to sink in. So here let's make it simple,

For sturdier and long-lasting leather goods, opt for cowhide leather, and for fashion article sheep leather will do.

That said, you can now easily make your decisions and enjoy leather throughout the year and not worry about committing a fashion faux-pas!

No matter what you prefer, we have both. Our digital shop has got in ample what your eyes crave for.

Oh, wait! When purchasing and striving to make the final decision, always make sure you keep the ultimate use of the product in mind so that your decisions do not result in dissonance later on.

Happy Leather-shopping and don't forget whatever you step out in, you do take that temperature up a notch withall the classiness and suavity!

 


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