“People are more violently opposed to fur than leather because it’s safer to harass rich women than motorcycle gangs.” A Story of Buying Skins.
“Boots are skin, steaks are muscles,” was the simplest way to answer one of the questions that plague fashion people. On the same level with:
“Can I wear leggings as pants?”
“I can just get the same thing at Forever 21, right?”
“Will this sweater be okay in the dryer?”
“What exactly is leather, if it was cooked could I eat it…?”
Mr. Fauck’s reproachful nature dissolved once he gained confidence that I, in fact, wanted leather, not suede and yes could explain the difference. (Suede is flesh that has been rubbed to a velvety nap while Leather is flesh that is tanned and processed to maintain a smooth hand)
Test passed with flying colors. In a thick German accent, he pulled skin after skin, and graciously explained each animal and its origins before moving on to the next. Lambskin from Spain, Sheepskin from Argentina, Pigskin from Brazil.
Call us delusional but we believed everyone would see the beauty in the finely selected buttery leather. Animal parts really rile people up. More than handknit and hand sewn leather leggings.