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Tips and Tricks: Know the difference between Fake and Genuine Leather!

One of the easiest ways to check whether it is genuine or not is by pressing the texture of the leather

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New Delhi, Jan 10, 2017: With a number of options available in leather jackets, it’s easy to get duped. Know the difference between fake and genuine leather by the texture and odour, says an expert.

Arshbir Singh Bhatia, Director at, an online platform for buying leather garments and accessories, has given tips and tricks to check the authenticity of the leather:

 1. Easiest ways to check is by pressing the texture of the leather. If it is real, the texture would seem wrinkled and pulled. If it is fake, it would hardly make any difference to the texture when affected by the pressure.

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Also, genuine leather does not crack easily and is quite durable. It can last for more than 10 years. One can easily see a drastic change in jackets crafted in faux leather after using for just one season.

2. Try to check and feel the texture of the leather before making a purchase as little imperfections like creases or scratches are considered to be a good signal while testing the authenticity of genuine leather.

Genuine leather does not smell like plastic or give an odour of chemicals which is obvious with faux leather. A jacket crafted in genuine leather gives more of a natural and swanky touch.

3. On pulling leather, one can see very fine holes which are the hair follicles while on synthetic leather, they are artificially created and disappear on pulling.

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4. Feel the texture of leather. Genuine leather should feel soft and smooth like a skin while faux leather would give a hard and solid touch and feel.

5. Genuine leather can easily absorb water while goods made of faux leather cannot absorb it and the droplets of water would puddle on the surface of the material.

6. Similar to the wrinkle test, another way is by bending the leather as real leather has a unique elasticity while bending it might change the tone. Faux leather remains rigid and regular when bent. (IANS)

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Fashion Tips For Men To Look Dapper In Summer

Try to keep it as minimum as possible and avoid wearing everything at one go


Fashion is not just for women but for men, too. The right kind of backpack and accessories can make a lot of difference, suggest experts.

Salesh Grover, Business Head at OSL Luxury Collections Pvt Ltd — Corneliani, and designer Sunil Mehra, have given a few inputs.

1. Wearing formals during the hottest season of the year looks like a nightmare but there are several tips and tricks that can be followed to avoid embarrassed meetings. Try to keep it as minimum as possible and avoid wearing everything at one go.

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Linen, cotton blends, chambray are the breathable fabrics that one should opt for. Exchange black formal staple with that of light colors for a sweat-free summer. Pixabay

2. Backpack: Looks small but is spacious! It looks classy and helps keep multifarious gears all in one place.

Shades, protein shaker, diet food and your keys are all sorted. A leather, suede or canvas backpacks are a great option to add an element of style to your look.

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3. Sneakers: We all are crazy about sneakers and these days a pair white sneakers are owned by most men. Introduce more muted tones to your wardrobe and flaunt them with or without socks. It works best for casual affairs.

4. Prints and patterns: With the rising temperature, increase your dapper quotient by adding prints and patterns to your look. Quirky prints like paisley, floral, checks, stripes, pinstripes, polka dots and pin dots are what this summer season is all about.

5. Accessories: Summers really can’t go without a cool pair of sunglasses for men. This not just work as a shield to protect your eyes from the virulent sunrays but also add to the person’s entire look. (IANS)

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