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Faux Leather Jacket

Faux Leather vs Real Leather


People say if you buy faux leather, you're in for a big loss - but they are dead wrong! That's because faux leather also serves a purpose and not always a bad choice.

If you're like me then you'd probably love to know interesting facts about faux - not fox fox.png

What is Faux Leather


Faux offers a real leather look while it is not made out of an original hide. It features textures, attractive elements but feels different when compared to lambskin or cowhide. Or in other words, we say it is a budget friendly alternative to a real leather but only detailing reduced to match with daily lifestyle.

Whenever buying a faux leather, you should always look out for brands because not everyone makes a good quality piece. The key advantage of the material is water-resistance, it can also last several years but if properly cared. 

Before you go and put your money on synthetic leather, you need to understand the difference compared to real leather. 

People love to wear own a jacket that is 100% original and can last longer. Probably you have the same thought right? Obviously, a geniune material can easily beat an artificial one but that's not always the case. You see some brands offer good quality artificial leather jackets in budget-friendly prices and durable enough to last 2 - 3 years or more. 

In order to clarify, here top difference between faux and geniune leather. 

Real Leather Jacket

  • Highly durable and last only (requires proper caring)
  • Gets better over time
  • Heavier
  • Expensive
  • Available in lambskin, cowhide, goatskin, sheepskin, etc.
  • Looks rustic but gives a better outlook

Faux Leather Jacket

  • Budget-friendly
  • Shiny structure (looks almost real sometime)
  • Lightweight
  • Can last a few years (if cared properly)
  • Fade and stain resistant
  • Durable compared to bonded leather
  • Smells like chemical which disappears overtime. 


When it's finally the time to purchase a leather jacket, the first thing we look is for ideas that are worth investing in the money. It is important because without knowing what type of jacket to purchase could lead to wasting money on a jacket that is totally cheap. Whenever you are purchasing a faux leather, make sure to check the quality.

At Film Jackets, you will find the perfect faux leather jacket that is worth your daily story. Because our first priority is to make a jacket that is wearable and comes under everyone's budget. 

Similarly, if you're purchasing a real leather jacket from us, Here are two types of hides we use.

Lambskin - a soft supple hide that feels natural which is durable and long lasting material. 

Cowhide - it offers toughness and extra durability, the best use for the winter season. 

These are two hides I mentioned that are currently used for leather production while other type includes, sheepskin, Calfskin and more.  Among the leather material consist of aniline, semi-aniline, and lastly faux. 


What is a faux leather jacket?

It is a budget-friendly option compared to real leather jackets. The texture that is chemically treated to give an original leather look but at a low cost. 

Can it keep you warm?

It is made from synthetic material, which is human design. A synthetic won't make you feel sweaty. 

Is faux leather washable?

The material can be easily cleaned with water splashes and soft dry cloth. Avoid machine wash because it will add wrinkles to the garment. 

How do you maintain faux?

The best way to maintain a faux material leather jacket is to avoid washing it. If it gets wet, let it dry in open-air place. Use brush or damp cloth to clean small particles and stains. 

Faux vs PU leather?

Both a human-made material that look and feels like real leather jacket but affordable and less durable. They both come in different styles such as hooded, bomber etc.