Glue In My Leather Jacket?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by HeyZeusPenguin, Jun 9, 2019.

  1. HeyZeusPenguin

    HeyZeusPenguin New in Town

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    I noticed that there is glue in addition to the sewing thread inside the collar, and cuffs, basically everywhere where leather meets leather...

    Is this normal?
     
  2. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    Short answer: Yes.
     
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  3. Peter Bowden

    Peter Bowden Practically Family

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    I don't know about normal but I think some manufacturers use glue on some seams which eases the sewing process but makes future repairs difficult if not impossible.
    It is discussed in dudewuttheheck's blog as below
    https://almostvintagestyle.com/2018/10/31/an-interview-with-ken-calder-or-aero-leather/
     
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  4. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    Lots of manufacturers use glue.
     
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  5. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    Yes- glue can be used to assist in hammering down seams. It tends to be reasonably soft-setting and can be prised apart from leather without too much trouble. Leather is skived, glued and hammered by several major manufacturers.
     
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  6. zebedee

    zebedee Practically Family

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    It isn't an indication of of quality (or lack thereof)- it's just a technique. Taping seams is relatively common.
     
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