Usually the belts are classified into real leather and PU. But most people cannot tell what is made of real leather or of PU. Most of the articles about real leather and PU say to tell the real leather from PU by smelling and touching.
Usually the belts are classified into real leather and PU. But most people cannot tell what is made of real leather or of PU. Most of the articles about real leather and PU say to tell the real leather from PU by smelling and touching. But it is abstract. Even after reading the articles, it is still hard to confirm. Some even say to burn by fire. And personally I don’t think it practical. Next I would like to an easiest, most direct and practical method to you, hope it would be helpful:
The real leather is the natural skins of ox, goat, pig, horse, deer and other animals. After being processed in the factories, they are made into leather materials with different features, hardness, touch0feeling, colors, which are essential materials for real leather products.
From the picture, we can clearly see that when taking off the buckle, the first and forth layer of the belt is filming. What is this film? It is the film put on the surface of the real leather to make it smooth, fine and high quality. The belt used for suit is usually finished in this way. The second and third layer is animal fiber, the real skin. If you buy the ox leather belt, these two layers are ox skin.
The PU belt look like real leather belt in appearance, touch-feeling. Its main material is fabric, and it is made of all kinds of mixing materials, plastic additives for coating. Usually, the leather made of PVC are called as PVC human-made leather, the leather made by PU is called human made PU, the leather made by PU and fabric are called PU synthetic leather. They are actually plastic products that are like leather. Their main materials are fabric and coated with cloth or resin mixture as film. And then heat it to make it plastic and later roll pressing them to get the final products.
From the photo, those yarns can be easily seen in the outer and inner imitated leather. The middle layer is bonded leather, which is like the torn paper. This is a typical imitated leather belt.