This Reed Suede Jacket is real pig suede, It is naturally made to stand up without losing its soft feel. The first thing to consider is the type of leather you're buying and its benefits, as some kinds of leather are more durable and easier to maintain. Others look great, but are a nightmare to care for. In technical terms, leather is animal hide that has gone through a tanning process. The main variables in determining leather's quality are: The type of leather; The tanning process used; The animal's health; The part of the skin used; How well the item was constructed. Without going into too much detail on specific leather types, here are the most common ones used for clothing and fashion accessories. Cowhide is one of the most durable types of leather. It's used mostly formotorcycle boots, shoes and gear. Water buffalo is not as durable as cowhide, but it's cheaper because of its large supply. Lambskin is a soft and supple leather generally used for jackets, pants and other fashion apparel. Sheepskin is more mature lambskin; it's thicker, more durable and usually more expensive.