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Leather Tanning questions

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by oldcrow82, Jul 13, 2011.

  1. oldcrow82

    oldcrow82 One of the Regulars

    Hi Loungers, I am attempting to educate myself more thoroughly for an upcoming leather jacket purchase. Does anybody have a more detailed explanation (or links to) of the differences in the tanning process. Vegetable tanned, chromed tanned, aniline finish, dyed finish, ect. I have read about the different methods to tan a hide, but I don't know what the benefits of a hide thats been chrome tanned vs veg tanned, pigment dyed, or aniline dyed, and vice versa. Thanks in advance - O.C.
  2. HorseHide

    HorseHide One of the Regulars

    Here is a link to the Horween blog:


    Nick Horween (umpteenth generation of family members directing this fine Chicago company) does a nice job addressing many questions about their products. Very informative.


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